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May 18, 2017

The low-high chop is a great whole-body exercise. You must work to keep the core stable as you work your legs in the squat and your arms in the lift. It simulates putting away groceries and picking up kids.

The low-high chop can be performed using a cable machine or an...

March 15, 2017

​Today's Success Stories blog post was written by Mary Leigh Burke. Thank you, Mary Leigh, for sharing your "50+ Athlete" story with us.

Nine years ago, I wrote a blog post about my athletic activities as a 55 year old, having discovered the joys of Masters swimming an...

Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” – Mark Twain

We all have procrastination in our lives. I’ve wanted to write a blog post for days. You’ve probably wanted to get fit for a long time. For me, procrastin...

I have been asked a few times “Should I use exercise machines?” If you want to train your body to move through life (pun intended) the answer is “No way, Jose!” There is a better alternative to using the seated machines: body weight exercises!

I am not talking about bec...

As a kid, Ron Lichty found his attempts at physical activity shut down by asthma diagnosed when he was born. His asthma was bad enough that exercise was uncomfortable and even risky. He dabbled in tennis and cross country skiing in his teens and 20s as he moved from th...

February 4, 2017

The Dipping Bird, aka single leg dead lift, is a good exercise for the glutes and hamstrings. It can be performed even if you have knee issues. It is a single leg exercise so it also uses the core muscles for stability.

Shift your weight onto one leg. Keep good alignmen...

January 29, 2017

When I get bogged down with the mundane day-to-day tasks of staying healthy, I try to look at it from a different perspective: curiosity. I ask myself “How would I feel later today if I exercise right now?” “If I push myself a little bit more today, how much will I be...

January 23, 2017

You have started an exercise program. Or maybe you have a history of starting exercise programs only to give up out of boredom. Or maybe you got injured. How do you know you can keep it up this time?

Here are a few tips to stay motivated:

  • Start easy. Often, people ar...

Today's guest blog is by Al Painter, of Integrate Performance Fitness. In it, he identifies five exercises to work the glutes and get them active. If you sit in a chair or drive around in a car all day, these are for you!

Click here for the article.

January 17, 2017

The more people I talk to the more I realize there are many people over 50 who want to become more fit, or they want to prevent the onset of a chronic disease such as diabetes and/or hypertension. You know you need to move and get active, but you don’t know where to st...

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