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A Rant on Fitness at 56 years old

I am a 56 year old personal trainer and believe that my industry and the fitness media do such a disservice to those of us who are “slightly older.” The images suggest that you have to be young and ripped to participate in fitness. The marketers tell us we must get in touch with our […]

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Whoa – what did you just ask me?

Recently, I read an article that reminded me of the beauty and power of a well-placed question that can change the course of your life.  The subject of the article was productivity tips from young entrepreneurs.  It was filled with some great, expansive ideas on how to be creative, focused, and energized so you can […]

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Being Happy and Being Fit

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” – Thomas Merton Over the past few weeks, I have been reflecting upon this quote.  It speaks to me on so many levels. If I think about fitness, it tells me that happiness is not about “how hard I get after […]

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Who’s on your fitness team?

Create a Support Team There are many ways to create a team of support for your fitness program. Some of the most popular: Ask a friend to be a workout partner. Join a fitness class at the park district or at a fitness center. Hire a personal trainer or fitness coach. Join a running or […]

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Staying fit and healthy over the holidays!

I have been encouraged to post holiday fitness and health tips. But I have never been one to believe there is a silver bullet or a list of 10 things to do to keep fit over the holidays.  Everyone is different.  Everyone has different needs.  Everyone responds to holiday stress in different ways. The best […]

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Fitness and Exercise is Social – and that is good!

Struggling with Solo Workouts  For my whole life, (okay, maybe not my whole life, just since I was five), I have been exercising in a group.  I started swimming competitively at the age of five and have just recently taken a sabbatical at the age of 53 (you do the math). And with my work […]

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Yes, You Can Be Fit!

I am working on some speeches that I am going to be giving in April, and I was anticipating the question that gets asked many times…. “What is the one thing that a person can do to get fit?” Or said in a different way, “What is the single thing that gets in people’s way?” […]

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