Linda Melone https://lindamelone.com I help women over 50 firm up, get in shape and lose weight Thu, 26 Mar 2020 17:29:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://lindamelone.com/wp-content/uploads/cropped-cropped-icon-1-32x32.png Linda Melone https://lindamelone.com 32 32 How to stay fit when you can’t leave the house https://lindamelone.com/how-to-stay-fit-when-you-cant-leave-the-house/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-stay-fit-when-you-cant-leave-the-house https://lindamelone.com/how-to-stay-fit-when-you-cant-leave-the-house/#respond Thu, 26 Mar 2020 17:29:01 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=15072 Three weeks ago we were living in a different world. I met a friend for lunch, stopped at a grocery store and generally lived my life. Now I refer to that as “back in the day.” No more casual meetups or quick trips to the store without donning a hazmat suit. Today I opened a […]

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5 Ways to stay fit during a perfect storm of everything working against you https://lindamelone.com/perfect-storm-of-everything/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=perfect-storm-of-everything https://lindamelone.com/perfect-storm-of-everything/#respond Thu, 19 Mar 2020 18:34:45 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=15049 I try to avoid blogging about current events ever since a reader told me she was unsubscribing because “Why do I care what YOU think about the Olympics??” (which was in the news at the time). I made the mistake of saying something in passing about Michael Phelps. Apparently it triggered her. Maybe she’s allergic […]

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3 biggest workout cheats to stop doing right now https://lindamelone.com/3-biggest-workout-cheats-to-stop-doing-right-now/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=3-biggest-workout-cheats-to-stop-doing-right-now https://lindamelone.com/3-biggest-workout-cheats-to-stop-doing-right-now/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2020 21:12:42 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=15022 “You’re a personal trainer, right?” I was working out at the gym when a guy I’ve spoken to once or twice walked up to me with this question.  He waited for me to remove an airpod. Very few people at my gym talk during their workouts.  In fact, it’s so rare that when someone tries […]

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5 Easy mindfulness tips you can do anywhere (so you can lose belly fat) https://lindamelone.com/5-easy-mindfulness-tips-you-can-do-anywhere-so-you-can-lose-belly-fat/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=5-easy-mindfulness-tips-you-can-do-anywhere-so-you-can-lose-belly-fat https://lindamelone.com/5-easy-mindfulness-tips-you-can-do-anywhere-so-you-can-lose-belly-fat/#respond Wed, 04 Mar 2020 19:27:37 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=15009 Ask a woman over 50 for a list of the “best things” about aging and she’ll likely react in one of three ways: Glare at you until you turn and run She’ll say, “It kinda feels like that actress — you know the one — in that movie where they do the thing and end […]

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3 fat-burning walking workouts for women over 50 https://lindamelone.com/3-fat-burning-walking-workouts-for-women-over-50/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=3-fat-burning-walking-workouts-for-women-over-50 https://lindamelone.com/3-fat-burning-walking-workouts-for-women-over-50/#respond Wed, 26 Feb 2020 23:18:52 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=14997 It seems nearly every day we hear about some new fitness myth. Some have been around for eons and won’t go away no matter how many studies, research and logic to the contrary. Take weight training for women, for example. “I don’t want big muscles!” is still a common fear. Sigh… Fact is, lifting weights/resistance […]

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4 Ways to conquer self-discipline so you can accomplish anything https://lindamelone.com/4-ways-to-conquer-self-discipline-so-you-can-accomplish-anything/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=4-ways-to-conquer-self-discipline-so-you-can-accomplish-anything https://lindamelone.com/4-ways-to-conquer-self-discipline-so-you-can-accomplish-anything/#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2020 22:18:28 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=14986 I am writing this post two days ahead of time, which has happened only once or twice before in the history of the planet. It’s like a blood moon, only rarer. And no, it’s not because I have insider information of an asteroid about to hit the planet on Friday, a zombie apocalypse, or any […]

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3 pooch-blasting, lower ab exercises https://lindamelone.com/3-pooch-blasting-lower-ab-exercises/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=3-pooch-blasting-lower-ab-exercises https://lindamelone.com/3-pooch-blasting-lower-ab-exercises/#comments Wed, 12 Feb 2020 18:04:16 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=14927 I watched a documentary about frozen people the other night. Not those living in Siberia or Antarctica, but real deal frozen-like-a-Snow-Cone people who voluntarily opt to freeze their bodies after death in the hopes of coming back once a cure is found for whatever landed them six feet under. What could go wrong?  First, you’re […]

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3 Building blocks to a solid fitness regimen https://lindamelone.com/3-building-blocks-to-a-solid-fitness-regimen/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=3-building-blocks-to-a-solid-fitness-regimen https://lindamelone.com/3-building-blocks-to-a-solid-fitness-regimen/#respond Wed, 05 Feb 2020 22:55:55 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=14955 I have an ongoing battle with another woman at my gym. Only she doesn’t know she’s playing.  Here’s the situation in a nutshell: Our gym has one, solitary Smith machine. If you’re not familiar with it, the Smith is basically a squat machine on a sled mechanism that allows you to “hook” into various parts […]

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3 Simple steps to crush any craving https://lindamelone.com/3-simple-steps-to-crush-any-craving/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=3-simple-steps-to-crush-any-craving https://lindamelone.com/3-simple-steps-to-crush-any-craving/#comments Wed, 29 Jan 2020 19:21:59 +0000 https://lindamelone.com/?p=14931 I’ve seen a lot of things in my 20+ years as a trainer. This includes things I wish I could unsee, like a male client’s abdominal surgery scar for which he was way too proud to show me.  And I’ve also heard just about every excuse. From bingeing on cake like a death row inmate… […]

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