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About Linda Melone

Linda Melone, 59, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, certified trainer and award-winning health and fitness writer. She specializes in helping women over 50 get in shape and lose weight. You can visit her website for more information http://lindamelone.com
Latest Posts | By Linda Melone
4 Everyday Bad Habits You Don’t Know You’re Doing (That Can Wreck Your Health!)
9 months ago

4 Everyday Bad Habits You Don’t Know You’re Doing (That Can Wreck Your Health!)

I admit, I love people-watching. Not peeking around corners, creepy-stalking but waiting in line or hanging out and watching my fellow humans being themselves. Read More

5 Reasons You’re Not Seeing Results from Fitness After 60 – and How to Fix Them
9 months ago

5 Reasons You’re Not Seeing Results from Fitness After 60 – and How to Fix Them

I started working out at age 21, otherwise known as the Dawn of Time. I was present for the birth of aerobics classes and the cult-like following of Atkins. Read More

3 Best Exercises to Tighten Your Abs and Firm Your Core After 60
11 months ago

3 Best Exercises to Tighten Your Abs and Firm Your Core After 60

Core and abs are two words that get thrown around more than reality show drama. They are, in fact, different. Here are three things to know: Read More

3 Age-Related Exercise Myths That Hold You Back: Do You Believe Them?
1 year ago

3 Age-Related Exercise Myths That Hold You Back: Do You Believe Them?

It’s been 24 years since I earned my first of four personal training certifications in 1995. As I proudly displayed the American Council of Exercise (ACE) certificate on my wall, I thought I had all I needed to help people get fit. Read More

3 Cardio Myths That Sabotage Our Weight Loss Results After 60 (You’ll Be Surprised at #2)
1 year ago

3 Cardio Myths That Sabotage Our Weight Loss Results After 60 (You’ll Be Surprised at #2)

Many moons ago, long before the existence of the Internet, no one thought much about cardio. Read More

3 Ways to Start Exercising After 60: A Guide for Beginners
1 year ago

3 Ways to Start Exercising After 60: A Guide for Beginners

If you’re the one person on the planet who’s not on Facebook, congrats.

You’ve saved yourself from debilitating bouts of FOMO (fear of missing out) due to viewing travel photos from exotic locales, idealistic visits with perfectly well-behaved grandchildren and other fairy tale visions suitable for a Disney movie. Read More

How to Roll Out Muscle Kinks, Knots and Soreness with Foam Rolling
2 years ago

How to Roll Out Muscle Kinks, Knots and Soreness with Foam Rolling

It starts simply enough: You graciously help a friend move, go on a ‘short’ hike that becomes an all-day event, or simply wake up and – surprise! – something new hurts. Read More

5 Non-Negotiable Rules of Strength Training for Women Over 50
2 years ago

5 Non-Negotiable Rules of Strength Training for Women Over 50

Here’s the thing about fitness information: It changes constantly. New research, trends and fads steer us in directions we believe will be The Answer to whatever fitness problem ails us. Read More

6 Ways to Find Humor in Everyday Life After 60 (And Why You Need It!)
2 years ago

6 Ways to Find Humor in Everyday Life After 60 (And Why You Need It!)

By  •  Lifestyle

After 37+ years of regular workouts, my body has decided to defend itself by developing osteoarthritis. Every workout is now a rousing game of Will It Hurt If I Do This? Oh, what fun. Read More

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