When I suggest doing push ups to an over fifty girlfriend or a middle aged woman I talk to in the gym I usually get the same response: “no way I can do those”. Well it turns out that not only is there a “way” but it’s not difficult at all if you start simply and slowly. Push ups are one of the all time great exercises — they are fabulous at toning and sculpting your upper body, and they also engage your core and improve your endurance and stamina.Read More
“Monday, Monday”… What baby boomer doesn’t remember those lyrics? Or “Just Another Manic Monday”. Monday is so disliked that we actually write songs about it, and they become big hits! I think we need to change our long held negative attitude about Mondays. Instead of dreading them, we should embrace them as the new beginning to a good week.Read More
It seems as if most women, especially those over fifty, concentrate on just three body parts: abs, butt and thighs. While these are definitely important, the truth is that to really look more youthful and to achieve true fitness ALL body parts must be engaged. In my opinion shoulders are so important that I train them 2 to 3 times a week. I think all us baby boomers should.
I could write a novel about the importance of women over fifty exercising. I would include all the scientific data, the success stories and so on. But instead of posting something you’ve read a million times before, I decided to write about what specifically motivates me to include exercise as part of my normal routine, like brushing my teeth. Engaging in a consistent workout program does so much more than just make me look good — but to be honest, it is the main reason.Read More
If you read my short bio “Who is Phyllis?” you know that from personal tragedy came an unyielding promise to myself that I would always follow a healthy lifestyle. Having a mom who died at 53, I understood the importance of fitness and good nutrition especially for women over the age of 50. I have spent most of my adult life sticking to that promise, sometimes sidelined by a busy work schedule or an overload of mommy duties. But those distractions quickly passed and I continued on my path. Unfortunately, sometimes those bumps in the road were a little more major than having to work until ten every evening.Read More
I was trying to come up with a clever title for this post but I realized that nobody cares about the name of the workout, they only care about the results. This workout may look simple, but I guarantee if you run through the routine 3 or 4 times and do it 2 or 3 days a week, you will definitely see results in your lower half. When you’re over 50 it seems like the bottom part of your body could almost touch the floor and we need to change that!Read More