Whether it is a 50-year-old woman looking forward to retirement, 65-year-old man that wants to reduce the medication he is taking or a 72-year-old woman that wants to go hiking at the Rocky Mountains with her grandkids - they all want independence. Some may have higher levels of independence than others but they intersect at … Continue reading Independence: A Vital Goal For Older Adults
This question may come to mind when fitness and healthcare professionals strongly encourage various forms of exercise. How much “in shape” or “fit” do I need to be? Many articles and studies highlight the numerous physical, neurological and cellular benefits to exercise. The best answer is to turn the question back on you...how fit do … Continue reading How Fit Can You Be Over 50?
Despite our cultural depictions of aging, we all have the ability to age well with the strength, agility and balance to maintain our quality of life and the activities we enjoy. Traditional exercise programs, and even many fitness professionals, often disregard the ability of mature adults and seniors to maintain and gain qualities like strength … Continue reading Squashing the Myths About Exercise for Older Adults – Part 1
We rarely enjoy it when individuals make assumptions about us based on our beliefs, how we look or our age. When it comes to moving better and exercise don’t let assumptions about your potential hinder you. Regardless of your age, you should be training for a physical experience – life. I strongly believe that age … Continue reading Exercise Without Assumptions – Train For Balance
We rarely enjoy it when individuals make assumptions about us based on our beliefs, how we look or our age. When it comes to moving better and exercise don’t let assumptions about your potential hinder you. Regardless of your age, you should be training for a physical experience – life. The benefits allow you to … Continue reading Exercise Without Assumptions: Train for Power
We all live our lives differently. However, the one thing we have in common is the drive to live our lives with not much restriction. Not being able to do what we want to do, like to do or need to do can affect our lives is substantial ways. Outside forces are one thing, … Continue reading Mature Adults & Seniors Deserve More Than Traditional Exercise
Being able to move freely or easily is something can be taken for granted. Reaching back to put up your hair could be an automatic motion for you. You could not even fathom that tying a jacket around your waist to be an arduous task. Or let’s talk about your balance. It could be something … Continue reading Mobility & Balance – Move it Or Lose It!