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Who needs a personal trainer? Not me!

Or so I thought. Let me introduce myself. My name is Gail and believe me, I never imagined that I would work out with a trainer. I didn’t need to. I knew how to be fit, I knew what to do! First, a little about me. I have been active and fit my entire life. […]

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How to get rid of that stiffness that makes you feel so old

There are many things that make me feel old.   When I look in the mirror and see my mother’s face and wonder when did that happen. (My mother was beautiful, don’t get me wrong.  It is just surprising when you see that you looked like she did when she was 60). When I go […]

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How to lift weights when you are older – Part 2

In a recent blog post, I began a conversation about “how to lift weights when you are older.”  Today, I want to add to that conversation with two additional points that will help keep you injury- and pain-free as you progress in your strength training program.    Personalization is key; older bodies have their idiosyncrasies. […]

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How to lift weights when you get older

One of the most intimidating factors in the weight room is the potential of injuring yourself, especially if you have never lifted weights before.   Add in the “high intensity” mantra – go hard and heavy – that seems to be prevalent in our fitness culture, and I can see why many people avoid the […]

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I can’t believe I forgot one of the most important lessons

A few weeks ago, I wrote about what I have learned in the last 15 years of my fitness journey. And I cannot believe I forgot one of the most important lessons, especially for weight loss! You cannot ignore nutrition and lose weight! It’s true.  You are fooling yourself if you think you can exercise […]

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There is more to losing weight than focusing on the scale

If you have been a reader of my blog posts (hope that you are), you will know that weight loss is the biggest challenge for me on my fitness journey.  It seems that I have always been battling my weight.  More accurately, I have always been at battle with the scale.  I don’t like what […]

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Here is what I have learned in the last 15 years of my fitness journey

I am going to be 58 years old in a few weeks.  And instead of freaking out that I am getting older, I find that I am actually feeling good about “aging up.”   I feel like I have learned a great deal over the past several years on how to keep my body strong, […]

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Relieve neck and back tension with these simple spinal mobility exercises

In this video, I’m going to show you 2 things our clients absolutely love to do. We save this for the end of the workout, and it is  like the equivalent of Shavasana in yoga. You have time to just be quiet on the floor and to let your body process the changes that happened […]

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Downsizing vs. Rightsizing

I have just completed my third downsizing project in the last thirteen years.  And I think I finally got it right this time!  At least for me. My first two downsizing efforts came about because I was following my dreams.  I had always wanted to live in a city.  So when I became a personal […]

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Four fitness tips that will have you feeling less old

Most of us, over the years, have become pretty set in our movement patterns.   We simply move the way we do out of habit.  We lean forward most of the day as we sit at our desks and at our computer screens.  Our heads are looking down for hours at a time as we […]

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