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5 Stages of Change Towards Smart Fitness

5 Stages of Change The New Year often comes with a lot of personal self inflicted expectations and often unrealistic goal setting. How many times have you given yourself a deadline that was so overwhelming that you don’t even know where to begin? For me, the task of organizing my closet and getting rid of […]

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A Personalized Strength Training Program is the Way to Go

Thanks to Gail O’Connell for contributing to our blog and writing this post. Gail is a fitness enthusiast and a role model for healthy and fit living… in your “slightly older” years. Though, you’d never characterize Gail as “slightly older.” It’s hard to keep up with her. She’s always on the go – hiking, working […]

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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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Why I Love Strength Training

I love to exercise and to move my body; I swim, I practice yoga, I ride my bike, I walk and hike, I like to dance.  And I love to lift weights. All of these activities hold a special meaning for me above and beyond the physical results.  But there is something extra special to […]

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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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Improve Your Fitness Results with a Personal Trainer

Personal training clients may all have different goals, but the number one reason someone hires a personal trainer is because there is something they can’t do, won’t do, don’t want to do, or don’t know how to do on their own. Whether it is to lose weight, exercise regularly, reach a sport’s goal, or workout […]

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