Good Fitness Advice for Adults 50 and Older by Paige Lis – I could present a lot of statistics that make the obvious point that a consistent fitness program is great for your health. Instead, I want to focus on the key benefits and strategies after age 50.
The realization that we lose both muscle tone and bone density at an exceptionally high rate after the age of 50 is enough to motivate many thoughtful adults to visit their local gym regularly. Losing muscle tone and bone density also contributes to our loss of balance and our potentially diminished mental focus. The motivation builds as we move into our 60’s and 70’s.
I have seen so many examples at Body Shaping Fitness where older members have benefited from their commitment to exercise, classes and weight training. The key for our team of trainers is to support them with as many options as possible.
One of the good things about fitness as we age is we don’t have to lift heavy weights and workout for extended periods of time like younger enthusiasts and athletes. More repetitions with lighter weights is a terrific formula that can be used for decades beyond 50.
We offer many classes to help individual members customize their approach to fitness and wellness. A good starting point for many new members is the Strength Training 101 class. This 30-minute class focuses on how to strengthen your muscles with dumb bells.
Cardio Vascular fitness strengthens our sexiest muscle, which is our heart! In addition to various classes that will increase your heart rate safely, we have 32 options of cardio equipment and a team of trainers happy to answer questions and provide tips.
Our personal trainers are also available for private session focused on specific needs. Each one of our trainers has a specialty area and that includes weight loss, general strength and conditioning, sports training, preparing for competition, and pre / post-Orthopedic Rehab. Our nutritionist Tiffany can also customize a meal plan for your dietary needs. She’s even available to cook your nutritious meal with delivery options upon request.
Body Shaping Fitness, along with all reputable fitness centers, are committed to helping adults of all ages live a healthier, happier and more balanced life. We welcome visitors anytime and one of our friendly staff will be happy to provide a tour. Best regards for a wonderful fall and holiday season.
Paige Lis owns Body Shaping Fitness located at 1499 S. McCall Road in Englewood. Learn more at BodyShapingFitness.com or call 941-473-5348.