Why many mid-life women don’t lift weights | overcoming common objections

Despite understanding the myriad benefits of strength training, many midlife women still aren't lifting weights. While cardio workouts and yoga classes are important components of a well-rounded midlife fitness program (I do both and encourage … {keep reading...}

5 reasons you’re not loving your workouts (and what to do about it)

Not everyone loves to exercise. Even those of us whose livelihood depends on working out go through periods when exercise is not our favourite thing to do. Days when we'd rather hit the snooze button than go to the gym. Weeks where we … {keep reading...}

Nutritional strategies for midlife women | simple steps to a slimmer midsection

I struggle with food and the fact that since I have turned 42 my body seems to be gaining fat even if I weight train almost every day and I eat healthy 95% of the time. I'm 51, peri-menopausal and only in past few months struggling with my weight … {keep reading...}

Tips for progressing your planks

I include planks in every single group fitness class I teach and almost every program I write for clients. Front planks, side planks, feet-elevated planks and walking planks, to name but a few. I love that you can do them just about anywhere, … {keep reading...}

5 reasons women find it difficult to build muscle at midlife

I talk a lot about the value of building muscle with my midlife female clients. Note that for the most part, we're not talking big, bulging biceps here, (Not that there's anything wrong with that; it's just not a common goal amongst the women … {keep reading...}

Finding and giving value in 2017

The first post of the year. For a fitness blogger, the topics are fairly predictable; how to get back to exercise after the holidays, tips for reducing added sugar, finding new motivation in a new year, tricks for creating attainable goals and … {keep reading...}

5 midlife fitness posts you need to read before January 1st

In a perfect world, we'd all maintain our regular fitness routines and healthy ways of eating through the December holidays. Nobody would gain an ounce and gyms wouldn't be any busier January 1st than they were the week before. Fitness … {keep reading...}

Why finishing 2016 strong is your best new year’s fitness strategy

This is the time of year when all good fitness bloggers share their strategies for getting through the holidays without gaining too much weight or losing too much ground at the gym. Much of this advice centres around tips for navigating party … {keep reading...}

Creating a successful midlife exercise program | Part 2

Two weeks ago I shared the first six of twelve guidelines that I believe are essential for creating a successful midlife exercise program. One that you can enjoy today, tomorrow and for years to come. If you missed that post, click over and get … {keep reading...}