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Fitness Over 60

Fitness over 60 is essential to getting the most from life. Learn how to start running. Get inspired to get in the best shape of your life. This is your time. Make it count!

5 Reasons Nordic Pole Walking is Amazing for Older Women
4 hours ago

5 Reasons Nordic Pole Walking is Amazing for Older Women

Nordic pole walking originated in Finland in the early 20th century as a summer training exercise for cross country skiers. Read More

This 78-Year-Old Grandma Can Deadlift More Than Most 20-Year-Old Men (Video)
2 months ago

This 78-Year-Old Grandma Can Deadlift More Than Most 20-Year-Old Men (Video)

According to Men’s Fitness magazine, “A 200-pound guy who can deadlift 300 pounds for one rep is pretty strong.”

I wonder what they would say about a 78-year-old grandma who can deadlift 228 pounds. Maybe it’s time that they met Shirley Webb, a wonderful person who is inspiring women all over the world to get off the couch and into the gym. Read More

7 Tips for Creating and Sticking with a Home Workout Plan After 50
3 months ago

7 Tips for Creating and Sticking with a Home Workout Plan After 50

Exercising at home sounds like the perfect way to get in shape. No driving to a sweaty workout facility filled with Spandex-clad people taking selfies in front of mirrors, gossiping about the new hot Zumba instructor.

Or maybe that’s just my gym. Regardless, home workouts can be ideal. Or not good. Read More

From Couch to Confidence: Athlete’s Story Shows Path to Fitness After 60
3 months ago

From Couch to Confidence: Athlete’s Story Shows Path to Fitness After 60

Not everyone has the same fitness level, nor the same fitness goals.

I have never considered myself an athlete. In a particular low time in my life when I was 58, I started Masters Rowing which led to a level of fitness I had never even dreamed of. Read More

How Pilates Saved My Life: Exploring the Benefits of Pilates for Older Adults
8 months ago

How Pilates Saved My Life: Exploring the Benefits of Pilates for Older Adults

I have always been an active person – I love tennis, yoga, walking and biking. But then the age-related injuries and aches and pains made themselves manifest in my body. Tennis was over and, suddenly, I found myself crying in yoga class. “Hey!” I said to myself. “Yoga’s not supposed to make you cry!” Read More

Save Those Knees – 6 Tips for Senior Cycling
9 months ago

Save Those Knees – 6 Tips for Senior Cycling

Not only is bicycling incredibly fun, but, it is generally very safe and easy on the body as well. It offers the best of both worlds by being low impact and highly aerobic. In other words, it gets your heart rate up but doesn’t wear down your body. Read More

Why Bikes and Retirees Are a Perfect Match
10 months ago

Why Bikes and Retirees Are a Perfect Match

Retirees face a litany of unique challenges including staying in shape, keeping mobile, maintaining social connections and much more. While these issues could hinder someone of any age, the older we get, the more trying they can be: injuries from years ago flare up, tired bones creak and worn down joints get weary. Read More

What is the Best Home Exercise Equipment for Older Adults?
11 months ago

What is the Best Home Exercise Equipment for Older Adults?

I used to think that staying in shape was the same at any age. Until recently, I would have laughed at the concept of exercise equipment for older adults. After all, do older adults really have different needs when it comes to exercise equipment? Now, in my mid-60s, I am not laughing anymore! Read More

3 Reasons Balance Exercises for Seniors Are So Important
11 months ago

3 Reasons Balance Exercises for Seniors Are So Important

I didn’t really understand the importance of balance exercises for seniors until I fell on a rainy evening in Paris, about 5 years ago. Read More

Helen Mirren Offers 3 Tips for Getting in Shape After 60
12 months ago

Helen Mirren Offers 3 Tips for Getting in Shape After 60

By the time we reach our age, we know that we need to get in better shape. We don’t lack knowledge. We lack motivation, discipline and energy. The good news is that getting in shape after 60 doesn’t have to be difficult. As Helen Mirren recently suggested, there are several simple steps that you can take to get in great shape at any age. Read More