Blogs about Senior Fitness


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.

Go Guilt Free Without Being a Grinch

With all the hype & earlier start of the holiday season, we can get tangled up in the superficial social aspects of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah. We all need to take a step back to define what is important about these celebrations. In between the food, drink, excessive gift giving, we lose the feeling of family, togetherness, our continued healthy living-looking after what is truly important. Is 1 more batch of cookies, 1 more drink, extending our budget more important than staying connected w/ our loved ones & continuing to care for our mind, body & soul?

Age Is Just a Number!

As a trainer in my 60s, I find it refreshing that there are so many others in my age range, and older, that refuse to just to let themselves go. I love my job!  I have always enjoyed fitness, but I find it especially rewarding to help to inspire women, babyboomers & seniors to stay active.  As women get into their 50s, they sometimes start having balance issues. It may not be very apparent at the start, but it is a little more noticable to them as time goes on.  

BOSU® Mobility and Stability for Active Aging Specialty Certification

Last year I attended this workshop in Orlando. I have been training the active aging for the past 5 years. This workshop taught me how the BOSU® Balance Trainer can provide assistance, resistance, cushioning and stimulus to amplify the effect for this important market of exercisers. 

Never Leave the Playground

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Wearable Fitness Technology- Is It Right For You?

 Trying to figure out if a wearable fitness device is for you and your personality? Read on below. As personal trainers, it is easy to monitor our clients’ activities and provide phone and on-line coaching when schedules do not permit one on one physical sessions, for accountability and program development/monitoring at a reduced investment.


As we get older we may come to realize that we don’t bounce back or recover as quickly from an injury, or that the ‘spring in our step’ is not there any longer. Regular exercise definitely has a lot to do with how fast we recover, how vital we feel, and how we perform all those daily tasks and recreational activities. Just like financial planning for retirement, planning for a strong healthy body that can pull us through old age, living independent with a high quality of life also takes planning. And we need to be SMART about it.

Back to School - Keeping Phyiscal Activity in your Child's Day

School’s back in session & that means more sitting for a population that needs to move to be mentally & physically healthy! Have you been keeping your kids active this summer? If so, you may be concerned about how to keep that up now. Students need at least 60 minutes a day of movement. If your student is not in involved in a sport where are some ways to keep them active. Get them outside, turn the TV off , start the day off with a stretch. We are the only mammals that don't do that! Animals actively stretch automatically when they get up.

September Strategy Special

September Strategy Special. Been off schedule this summer? Busy with the kids? Vacation blow outs? Just off your normal routine? Let us help to re-build an effective strategy for your wellness goals. With personal training you can reach goals quickly, safety & enjoy your physical activity. We design programs that you can appreciate. Activity that is undesirable, is unsustainable.New training clients: sign up for 5 sessions & receive 1 FREE! (good until September 31) 

Beans, Beans, Beans... so good for you!

Another good bean recipe! I would just add a bit more beans or reduce the dressing amount a little. Enjoy!