Blogs about Senior Fitness

Balance and Aging A Holist Approach

Our ability to perceive where we are and how we should respond to changing sensory conditions during our daily lives is heavily dependent on (a) the amount and quality of information we receive from our peripheral sensory receptors and (b) how the brain organizes and integrates that information once it has reached the central nervous system (CNS).

Embrace the Cold-Working out in Below freezing Temps!

Embrace the Cold - How to get in a workout in below freezing temps!   

Personal Training Special

It is not too late to take advantage of our Holiday/New Year's Personal Training Special! Purchase 5 sessions and receive 1 Free. Expires Jan. 31, 2017. Good for new clients. Give the gift of health to yourself, friend or loved one! 

Is Your Exercise Program Suffient to Keep You Independent to Age 90+?

Active aging, being physically active, exercising regularly and staying engaged in life are important in the maintaining our function, health, fitness and perfomance. But, face it, when we get older, the body is changing and the exercise program we have been doing may not be appropriate when to maxizing function and fitness is the goal.

Turning back the aging clock to your advantage

A lifetime of wear and tear, the effects of a sedentary lifestyle(too much sitting) and other poor lifestyle choices catches up when we reach midlife and accumulate in those later years with chronic health and medical problems, causing dis-function and pain, and eventually loss of independence or early death. Pretty bleak outlook, right?

Personal Training Aimed to Help Older Adults Stay Independent Longer

Staying healthy and free of injury is essential for older adults who desire to stay independent for as long as possible. It takes good strength, balance and mobility to protect our independence from falls and related injuries. One-third of people 65 and older falls annually, and 1 out of 5 falls causes a serious injury such as head trauma, hip or other bone fracture. More than two-thirds of deaths from falls were at home and 40% of older adults receiving chronic or long-term care are due to fall injuries.

UNM Fall 2016: "LaBlast" is Official and "PA and Aging" is back!

LaBlast Fitness joins the UNM PE Activity Program roster of classes for students and staff Fall 2016! Register now and mark your calendars: it

old Season is HERE!

Help release your body of infection instead of just drawing the infection back in with over the counter symptom relievers. All they do is push all of your symptoms back into your body. Why do you think it take 2 weeks to get over an infection with medicines that do not purge the body of the infection?http://mkfitness4life.com/2016/01/22/cold-season-is-here/ 

Stay Well At Home program

The Stay Well At Home program is a 6-month long multifactorial fall risk reduction program aimed to help older aduls to stay safely and independently at home. The program includes twice weekly in-home exercise training visits that gradually tapers down to once weekly exercise training visits to weekly phone consults with a qualified health and fitness professional. 

AGING IN PLACE: LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS TO INDEPENDENCE AND FALL RISK REDUCTION

Early 2015 it was suggested to me by a Geriatric Care Manager(GCM) to prepare a proposal to speak at the Western Regional Geriatric Care Manager's Conference November 5-7, 2015 for the first time offered in Portland Oregon. The GCM mentioned that the targeted exercise training that I had provided for her father in law provided him with the opportunity to stay at home with the strength and mobility to live out his life at home longer rather than having to move to a care facility.