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Jacqui Hook is founder and owner of Tenáz Athletics, innovative concepts in women's athletic wear Tenaz means tenacious in Spanish. Jacqui’s mission is to inspire in women tenacity for staying fit and healthy regardless of age, fitness level, body type or other perceived obstacles. Follow @tenazathletics on social media for tips and inspiration.

Latest Posts By Jacqui Hook

9 months ago

How to Motivate Yourself to Exercise When You Just Don’t Feel Like it

We all have those days when mustering the motivation to exercise seems like more of a challenge than usual. We just can’t seem to get going and we end up giving ourselves permission to skip the gym or yoga class, or postpone the run or walk…

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2 years ago

Weight Training for Seniors Shocker: I Hated Weight Lifting, Until I Discovered This!

I used to detest lifting weights. I thought it was boring, pointless, and, well, hard. I’d much rather run or do yoga or go surfing. Then, last year, my son Chris, a fitness expert and record-holding powerlifter, asked me if I’d like to compete…

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3 years ago

At Age 61, I Held a 7-Minute Plank… My Reasons May Surprise You

Last year, at age 61, I held a plank for 7 minutes. Now, setting personal records for holding planks may not be a priority for most women in their 60s, but I like a good challenge! My previous plank record was 3.5 minutes…

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5 years ago

Is a Fixed Mindset Holding You Back from Better Fitness After 50?

In my former career, I had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Carol Dweck, professor of psychology at Stanford University and author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Read More

6 years ago

Do Beauty Products for Older Women Bring Out the Real You? Or Are They False Advertising?

If you’ve ever watched the television series Shark Tank, you know that Kevin O’Leary (aka “Mr. Wonderful”) becomes quite testy when an entrepreneur pitches a product designed to hide or enhance a woman’s physical attributes…

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7 years ago

7 Ways to Feel More Confident When Practicing Yoga

Upon stepping into her first yoga class in 15 years, my friend Robin removed her shoes, looked around and immediately wanted to slip her shoes back on and run out the door. Read More

7 years ago

Struggling to Maintain Your Weight After 50? Try These 9 Tips!

Keeping off extra pounds is a constant battle for most post-menopausal women. No matter what type of diet we follow – vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-free – the challenge of warding off those unwanted pounds remains. The secret to overcoming this challenge lies in our daily habits and behaviors.
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