Resistance and Strength Training for Adults over 55.

Is your exercise program enough? As the the baby boomers age the number of adults over 55 is growing rapidly. They call it “The Silver Tsunami” I’ve worked with aging adults over the last 22 years and there is definitely a shift in mind set in the baby boomer generation. For one, they are moreContinue reading “Resistance and Strength Training for Adults over 55.”

Seated Core Exercises for Seniors

My latest Youtube video about seated core exercises for seniors or people who have trouble getting on and off the floor.        

Are We Under Dosing Our Senior’s Strength Training Programs? (aka GET OUT OF THE CHAIR!)

Historically we have treated seniors carefully, using only light weights and resistance and doing the same simple exercises over and over again. But a growing body of research supports that progressive strength training programs tailored to the individuals capability is our best path to improve function as we age. 

POWER! The missing link in the senior exercise program.

  Traditionally when we think about power and exercise, we think of elite athletes, sprinters, football players, and weight lifters. But the ability to produce power is a key component of improving function and maintaining independence as we age. In this post I will be referring to power as is pertains to seniors and theContinue reading “POWER! The missing link in the senior exercise program.”

Building Good Habits

Habits…..good or bad, they can make or break you. I have to be honest with you guys, I’ve been falling off the wagon. I could blame it on the time change, school being back in session, maybe a traumatic childhood experience, but really it doesn’t matter. What matters is what I’m going to do aboutContinue reading “Building Good Habits”

How personal training can help in Stroke recovery.

A Stroke or CVA  is when the blood flow to the brain is cut off. You can have an ischemic stroke caused by a blood clot or a hemorrhagic stroke caused by bleeding in the brain.  There are nearly 7 million stroke survivors in the US and stroke is the 5th leading cause of deathContinue reading “How personal training can help in Stroke recovery.”

Finding Your Motivation: How a 15 year old girl and a race car driver changed my life.

  People make healthy life style changes for all kinds of reasons. Some people have a health scare, with high cholesterol, blood sugar or blood pressure. Some people don’t like how they look or feel any more. Some people just get an “Ah Ha” moment when they realize if they don’t do something their qualityContinue reading “Finding Your Motivation: How a 15 year old girl and a race car driver changed my life.”

My review of the Fitbit Charge 2

I have wanted an activity tracker for years now, actually I really wanted an Apple Watch, there’s only one problem….I’m cheap. Well actually 2 problems, my other problem is that I am an excessive researcher. You know, the kind of person that researches an item to death. I read all the online reviews and AmazonContinue reading “My review of the Fitbit Charge 2”

Keeping Your Workouts on Track

The hardest part about beginning an exercise program is getting started, the second hardest is staying on track. When I say workout, I don’t mean just going to the gym. I mean what ever you do to stay active, a trip to the gym, a walk with your dog, or a date with your treadmill. Continue reading “Keeping Your Workouts on Track”

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