Fitness after Fifty and Beyond
What’s holding you back?
We are all familiar with the phrase, “for a woman of your age.” As in, you look pretty good (for a woman of your age). You have a nice figure (for a woman of your age). We’ve heard it a million times and so we believe it! The message is clear, you are doing OK for an old fart. “Wise Women Fitness’ mission is to remove this myth once and for all!”, says owner and personal trainer, Lynn Valaes. “So many of my new clients walk in with the thought that they have limits based on their age, and while we do take their current fitness level into consideration when getting started, we do not talk about limits!!”
New research is proving that regular exercise is a big factor in not only improving the quality of life for older women but for longevity as well. Exercise has been shown to reverse the signs of aging on the brain in cells at the mitochondria and in telomeres levels which are known indicators of longevity.
“We’re also dispelling the myth that you have to work it till it hurts to have success,” says Valaes. “Our whole method for success is to go at a pace that is comfortable, the whole point is just to get moving, not kill yourself doing it!”
Regular exercise can easily become a part of your weekly activities, especially for pre/post-menopausal women who find more time on their hands as their family obligations change.
What’s more, studies show that if you believe you are doing something beneficial by moving a bit more, your brain actually returns the health benefits, simply by your beliefs!
But science also tells us, it has to be enjoyable to be effective. The old idea that you have to expend energy to lose weight has been flipped to the benefits of the energy that you get from exercising that makes the difference. As Valaes puts it, “Our mind is a powerful thing when it comes to feeling well, a stressed-out body will hold on to weight. Exercise produces endorphins that make us feel good, our brain tells our body we are healthy, and it answers with weight loss and a positive outlook!”
Let Wise Women Fitness put a smile on your face, one step at a time. Come visit us for a free evaluation!