Why You Should Try Interval Training

Why You Should Try Interval Training

Women in midlife often struggle with weight gain. They may turn to exercise to try to lose weight. One of the best forms of exercise for weight loss is interval training. Interval training can be used by beginners or by women who want to take their exercise routine to...
Why Flexibility Is Important

Why Flexibility Is Important

Flexibility is an area of fitness that is often ignored. We leave it to the end of the workout and then skip it if time is short. But good flexibility is more important than you might think. It becomes more important as you get older to maintain or to improve your...
Can you still compete in midlife?

Can you still compete in midlife?

I ran my first 5 K race at age 34. Since then I’ve run in about 30 running races, completed 2 triathlons and 2 duathlons. I’m not fast, but I am competitive. I mostly compete with myself, but I’m ecstatic when I place in my age group (only in small races where there...
How To Use The FITT Principle

How To Use The FITT Principle

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about getting started with exercise. Now I’d like to get into a little more detail about creating an exercise plan that will work for you. In order to do this, exercise professionals use the FITT principle. FITT stands for Frequency,...
How To Start Exercising In Midlife

How To Start Exercising In Midlife

I often meet women my age who have never exercised or who haven’t exercising consistently in years. Unfortunately many of them feel that they are too old to start or embarrassed about joining a class or a gym. You are never too old to start I teach exercise classes...