Creating a successful midlife exercise program | Part 1

This post is the first in a two-part series. Partly because it's a long one to write (and hence, read...), but also because twelve things is a lot to do at once. I challenge you to start implementing the points outlined below right now, before … {keep reading...}

5 must-have home exercise tools

Many of the women I train work out at home. (And were kind enough to share photos of their workout spaces with us.)   They find it less expensive, less stressful and more convenient (not to mention less time-consuming) than driving … {keep reading...}

Walk this way | Tips for creating a weekly walking group

Walking. One of the simplest ways to start moving towards your health and fitness goals. All you need is a good pair of running shoes. No gym membership required. In addition to simply getting you moving more, regular brisk walking has many … {keep reading...}

Reverse-engineering | a strategy for reaching your fitness goals

A few weeks back a friend asked me how I was doing with my '50 before 50' list (the list of 50 experiences, goals and tasks I'm planning on accomplishing before my 50th birthday). Not surprisingly, I've crossed off many of the 'fun' items on my … {keep reading...}

Create a flexible fitness plan

There's nothing worse than arriving at the gym, detailed workout plan in hand, only to find the equipment you need already occupied. Sometimes it's just a matter of waiting a few minutes for your turn. Or asking the woman resting between sets of … {keep reading...}

A pre-workout warmup for midlife exercisers

A proper warmup goes a long way when it comes to making exercise more enjoyable and avoiding exercise-induced injuries. It's even more beneficial as we get older and our joints require a bit more 'coaxing' before they move fluidly through the entire … {keep reading...}

The perfect exercise balance | how to find yours

I run two online group fitness programs that regularly generate email inquiries. Nearly every would-be participant who reaches out to me wants to know how deviating from the planned workouts and nutrition approach will affect her results. And … {keep reading...}

Seven steps to midlife fitness success

I have a client. Her name is Jill. And to me, she's the epitome of midlife fitness success. She's not a fitness model. Although she's strong, she doesn't have six pack abs or buns of steel. While she enjoys hiking, cycling and weight … {keep reading...}

Put an end to ‘getting back to fitness’

Starting a new exercise program is hard. Keeping going month after month, harder still. But the most difficult thing of all? Quitting and having to start all over again (and again and again...). Not only do you recognize how much strength, stamina … {keep reading...}