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...}

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...}