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Free exercise & nutrition workshop – plus MUST READ book!

By | Body Assessment, Challenge, Fit and Fabulous Over 55, Health, Lifestyle, Mindset, Nutrition, Strength, Uncategorized, Webinar

We have recently launched a new Fit and Fabulous over 55 training program here in Madison and the interest level has been phenomenal! It is already becoming one of our most popular programs, and I couldn’t be more excited!

->-> Click here if you want to learn more and schedule a free consult with me

Over the past month, I have been working hard to create an amazing 75-minute hands-on workshop that will assess attendee’s strength, flexibility, and balance, and then demonstrate 10 exercises to help improve any weak areas. In addition to the exercises, I will be talking about the top 8 anti-aging foods.

I was planning to charge $49 for this workshop, but decided to make it totally free. This particular workshop is designed for people in their 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. If you qualify – we hope you sign up and come join us! If you don’t qualify, we’d be honored if you pass this information onto someone who could benefit from this workshop.

->-> Click here to sign up for the free workshop <-<-

We will offer this seminar on two dates – this coming Sunday, September 21st and next Wednesday, September 24th. Click here to sign up.

1 youngAs you know, I read a lot – many times a book or more a week. Over the past few years, my clients have repeatedly told me about a specific, must read book. Until recently I just didn’t get around to it. When I did eventually start reading it, only 50 pages into the book, I immediately went online and ordered 60 copies for all my new Fit and Fabulous over 55 VIP clients.

What is the title of this amazing book? Younger Next Year. There is a male and female version of this book.

1 Young 2If you are over the age of 45, you need to read this. Even if you simply know someone who is over 45, you need to read this. So that means I recommend this book to everyone! It is written by two men, a leading doctor in preventative anti-aging, and a man in his 70s who made a dramatic change in lifestyle in his 50s to improve the quality of his life. The book provides a great balance of humor, science, and practical application. The main ideas in the book come from two simple, but powerful charts. This first chart shows the rapid decline of a person once they hit the age of about 55. This decline only happens because of the westernized lifestyle, which is very sedentary and full of highly processed food.

I am sure you can just look around at loved ones in your life and completely agree with this sobering graph.

But there is GOOD news…

It doesn’t have to be that way. If you follow the recommendations in the book, you can virtually prevent the aging process when it comes to your 1 Young 3physical capabilities and health. Here is the chart that shows what life can look like when you do the right things.

The authors believe that 80% of preventing the steep decline is regular exercise at different levels of intensity.

  • 2-3 days of resistance training using weights you can handle lifting 10-20 times.
  • 4 days of aerobic exercise – some steady-state cardio and some interval or burst training.
  • 1 day per most weeks of longer sustained cardio 1-3 hours long.

This is a very simplified version but they argue that in your 30’s and 40’s you can get away with 3-4 days per week of exercise, but once you hit your 50’s the tide is going against you and in order to fight the decline you MUST workout 6 days per week… No if, ands or buts.

This book came out about 10 years ago, and the little bit of nutrition advice they give is pretty good overall, but they fall short on their understanding of saturated fats, and fats in general. This is because there have been many groundbreaking studies over the past 5-8 years that show many saturated fats are actually good for you. I definitely still highly recommend this book Younger Next Year!

If you are in the Madison area and over the age of 50, I hope to see you at one of the two free upcoming workshops I am hosting at the Transformation Center.

=> Click here to register now, limited spots available

Side note….Mom, I know you read every blog post, I have talked to you about this before, but please take it seriously… Please try and exercise everyday and make sure 2-3 times per week you are doing weight training. A couple miles of biking each day at a slow pace just won’t cut it. I love you!

 

Consistency

By | Mindset, Transformations, Uncategorized

I believe consistency is the key to changing your body and living healthy. As a trainer, I have seen many people make a stab at getting to the gym and changing their lives, but within a few weeks to month, are back to their old ways. Every year I see the influx of the January crowd diminish and it is back to pre New Years resolution numbers. I see the former athletes who were once in great shape get burnt out and quit exercising and see their bodies and life substantially decrease in quality. I see the once fit woman, have kids and now doesn’t give herself the time she deserves to take care of her own body.

If people were only able to change their mindset and have a “be in it for the long haul attitude,” many more people would reach their goals and not struggle so much to maintain a healthy weight and feel good about themselves. But we are in a society of quick fix, immediate gratification lifestyle, which we get frustrated when the changes don’t happen overnight. Remember, people don’t just get fat and out of shape overnight. It takes years and decades. Don’t expect results to be overnight and quit before they happen.

1 a ConsistancyAttaining and keeping the body you want takes discipline and life long dedication and CONSISTENCY. Eating well and exercising only 50% of the time will not get you the results you want. I like to use the 90/10 rule. If you do the right thing 90% of the time you will get the results you want! So if you have a bad day or week, shake it off and start again, because the only ones who lose are the ones who quit.

In order for us to radically change the health, wellness, and happiness of the world we need to seek out a peer group that is committed to living a higher/healthier standard of living, because lets face it, the mass public in NOT going in the right direction.

This is why exercise fads will come and go, diets will gain popularity and die just as quickly, without lasting change. We aren’t getting to the roots of the problem and we aren’t focusing on building relationships with positive, loving, healthy, and active people.

“The quality of your life is a direct reflection of the expectations of your peer group. Choose your peers wisely.” -Tony Robbins

We NEED you to step up and not settle for what is going on in our bodies today, and live into all that you are capable of being. This is why Fit Moms For Life 6 Week Challenge isn’t just another gimmicky diet and exercise plan, but it is a movement, a way of thinking, a way of living, and a way of connecting with others who support the mission and the vision. We are looking for women who are all shapes, sizes, races, ages, and live all around the world to believe in what Fit Moms For Life stands for and join us by becoming a leader!

We aren’t looking for perfection, but rather progress and desire.