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Here is What I Have Learned in the Last 15 Years of My Fitness Journey

Aging Up 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 […]

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Relieve Neck and Back Tension with These Simple Spinal Mobility Exercises

In this video, I demonstrate 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 during the […]

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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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We’re all resistant to change

Routine… Changes Sometimes it just doesn’t seem fair. You got yourself going on a great fitness and nutrition regime that is working for you and then change happens. Darn it! What you are doing doesn’t seem to work anymore. Or maybe you hired a personal trainer to design a fitness program for you. But in […]

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Yoga – what a wonderful way to enhance your life!

I fully intended to write a blog post about the benefits of yoga for the slightly older body.  And more specifically, I wanted to write about how yoga can help alleviate every day aches and pains.  And I wanted to share how it helps eliminate much of the stiffness we feel as our bodies age. […]

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Total Body Fitness

Four Ways to Make Fitness Motivating and Engaging

The most engaging and satisfying workouts are full or total body workouts.  At least that is what I have discovered in my 14+ years as a personal trainer.  And since an engaging and satisfying workout is one that will keep you coming back; a total body workout means SUCCESS!!!   For me a full body […]

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Frustrated That You Have Lost Control of Your Weight?

Where did this extra weight come from? As you get older, do you feel like you are having an out-of-body experience when it comes to weight gain? Me too! It seems I get caught off guard about every 5-7 years, when suddenly I have 25 to 30 extra pounds hanging out on my body. How […]

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4 Exercises to Improve Hip Mobility

Our joints are typically the first areas of our bodies where we begin to feel our age, especially our hips. By the time we are “slightly older,” our hips have spent a lot time sitting at a desk, in a car, or on an airplane. They can become tight and the supporting muscles weakened due […]

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You Really Don’t Have to Feel Old!

Strength training is one of the most important age-defying and age-reversing action one can take. I hear it and see it every day at the studio. As women and men build strength, their step gets lighter, their outlook on life turns more positive, their energy levels soar, and they inevitably tell me that they feel […]

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