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You Can Benefit from Strength Training at Any Age!

Why I like strength training About a year ago, I wrote about why I like strength training. These were my reasons: Helps me stay young and in control It enhances my overall health It translates to more ease and stability in my life Builds my confidence, resilience, and determination Creates satisfaction and gratitude It’s fun […]

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5 Benefits of Adding Running to Your Strength Routine

Running? No Way! Okay… As someone who was primarily focused on strength training, running was the last thing on my mind. In fact, this was something I would avoid at all costs. The idea of going out and pounding the pavement was about as appealing to me as a root canal. It was not going […]

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Strength Training Tips for Runners

(Disclaimer: Be sure to always seek medical advice before starting a fitness program. Be sure to only perform exercises that align with your fitness and skill level.) Strength Training for Runners Winter can be a hard time for runners. Cold temperatures, ice and snow make it hard for runners to hit the pavement safely. With […]

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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. It’s hard to keep up with Gail. She’s always on the go – hiking, meeting up with friends, hosting book clubs, traveling here and abroad. She attributes her […]

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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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Love Your Body a Little More

It’s time, yes it is time, we gotta love our bodies a little more as we become slightly older.   Pay attention to what your body is telling you and then heed its advice.  Take a little better care of your body.  Not only is it the only one you got, but how it functions […]

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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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