Subscribe to me on YouTube
Archive | Busting Exercise Myths RSS feed for this section
healthy foods

I’m Only Losing 1 1/2 Pounds Per Week on my Diet; Is that Enough?

A woman in her mid-40s who is exercising and eating right asks if there’s anything she can do to “hypercharge” her metabolism so that she can lose weight more efficiently and quickly. And of course, we have some suggestions.

Read full story Comments { 12 }

Best Workouts to Burn Fat For Women Over 50

Do you have a goal to be lower fat? Did you know you don’t have to burn predominantly fat in order to lose fat? Try these 4 workouts called the “Best for Fat Burning.”

Read full story Comments { 8 }
Alexandra doing a push-up

Can a 55 Year Old Have More Energy Than a 20 Year Old?

I am 55. My university students are about 20. After my 8 a.m. cardio class last week, one of my students asked me how I had so much energy. What do you think I gave as my answer? And where do you think all that energy comes from?

Read full story Comments { 23 }
Super Woman, Kymberly

A Rant and Rave: Fitness is Not Just for the Super Fit!

Do you find the following workout saying a turn on or turn off: “Go Hard or Go Home!”? What do you think of the perennial classic “No Pain, No Gain”? Motivating or Scary? What workout words work for you?

Read full story Comments { 8 }
Inflamed Foot

Reducing Obesity – What Does and Doesn’t Work

Can you name 5 things that do NOT work to reduce fat? How about 5 things that are PROVEN to work if you have a weight loss and maintenance goal? Read on!

Read full story Comments { 25 }

FitSocial Conference: A Perfect Choice for Those Who Love Fitness and Social Media

If you’re a fitness professional or enthusiast, and you use (or plan to use) social media, you will want to attend the FitSocial 2013 Conference Sep. 26-29 in Boulder and Denver, Colorado. You do NOT have to be a current blogger. You do NOT have to be a certified fitness pro. You do NOT have to understand the ins and outs of social media. You CAN be a beginner – at social media or fitness. You CAN be a fitness pro who wants an intimate, education-rich conference. You CAN be a fitness enthusiast who wants to know and share accurate information. 10 Reasons why you should attend FitSocial.

Read full story Comments { 8 }

What’s Beautiful? Health at Any Age

How do you define beauty? Does it have age parameters? Size parameters? Is one skin shade preferable to another? Is your mental image tied up with the word “skinny?” Join me in a “What’s Beautiful” challenge to show that healthy, active Boomer women are Super Beauties!

Read full story Comments { 22 }

Most Common Fitness Questions Relevant for Baby Boomers

After 3 decades each teaching fitness on 4 continents in 4 languages, Alexandra and I have had posed to us a lot of interesting fitness questions. As you might suspect, people all over the world have similar concerns and workout goals. And many of the questions repeat. Over time, generations, and borders. Over and over.
Can you guess which questions are the most common?

Read full story Comments { 9 }

3 Exercises You Never Have to Do Again after 2012

We must, we must, we must build up our bust…and shoulders, and glutes. But not with ineffective exercises. As we say goodbye to 2012, it’s also time to say goodbye to a few of the more common, yet useless, exercises that are more myth than muscle.

Read full story Comments { 13 }

Crank Up Your Metabolism and Digestion

What can you do to crank up your metabolism so you burn more calories and lose weight faster and easier? Well, since you can’t change your parents, height, age or gender (easily), the best method is to …

Read full story Comments { 8 }