Here’s the thing about fitness news stories: every day there’s a new diet that enables you to eat piles of butter without gaining weight, high-tech clothing that monitors your body temperature and exertion, and a magic wand that instantly turns fat into defined muscle. (I made up that last one, ...

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When it comes to fitness, there’s no shortage of inaccurate, often dangerous and overall bad clickbaity information out there.  Anyone who looks the part can call themselves a “fitness expert,” regardless of their knowledge or fitness background. Problem is, when you’re a woman over 50 who’s trying to get in ...

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From the truth about Area 51 to the Jersey Devil, and why leaving the pit in an avocado keeps it from turning brown… we yearn to know the real deal, not theories and mystical explanations.  Because we know someone somewhere knows the truth and we need that tea spilled. But ...

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Two words are guaranteed to get more attention than almost anything else I write about: walking and abs. Every time I check my website analytics, send out a survey, or otherwise take the pulse of my readers, three things pop up: Ab Workouts come out on top Walking is a ...

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Our gym reopened this past week after being closed for over three months. As I waited outside at 5 a.m., six feet apart from the other sleepy people, I nearly wept with joy behind my pink camouflage face mask. I was first in line even after I swore up and ...

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Our gym reopens next Monday, June 22. Like everything else, it’s been closed since March 16 from COVID-19. This is the longest time I’ve been away from the gym in over 40 years. So basically since the world was still cooling off from all those volcanoes.  I don’t remember ever ...

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“I have to warn you,” Susan said. “I’m having horrible hot flashes and may need to stop in the middle of our workout for a few minutes.” The year was circa mid-1990s. I was a new in-home trainer in my mid-30s, ready to set the world on fire. “YOU get ...

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On March 16, when our gym officially closed its doors due to COVID-19, I hopped on Amazon and ordered a set of weights (until now I had only a few dumbbells).  I received an email saying the order would “not arrive until April 2 or later.”  “Big help that’ll be, ...

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It’s bound to happen.  You’re away on a trip without access to workout facilities… or You tweak your back/knee/shoulder and can’t work out for weeks… or A worldwide pandemic keeps you stuck in your house for three months without access to a gym, a workout partner – or the motivation ...

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Recently a writer friend of mine posted on Facebook, asking (for a story she was writing) how people over 50 would like to be referred to. (Quick side note: I am rarely on FB anymore aside from managing my private groups. It’s become so scary negative and toxic that I ...

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