I Conquered My Fear Of Water And Swimming…

This past weekend, I decided to go out and conquer my fear of water and swimming. One year from now, I will need to efficiently swim 2.4 miles for Ironman.  I have never been able to make it further than down and back at a pool, and haven’t treaded water for more than 2 minutes. That is why attempting to swim across Devil’s Lake, 1.2 miles terrified me. With the support of a SUP that stayed … [Read more...]

This Short Video Made Me Smile and Cry at the Same Time

I recently attended the Functional Aging Summit in Phoenix Arizona.  Nearly 200 of the top professionals from around the world gathered to discuss training, nutrition, and psychology around helping transform the quality of life for baby boomers and beyond. One of the presenters shared a very short video that had me smiling and crying at the same time; I am not sure if I have ever experienced … [Read more...]

Lessons Learned from Fitness Workshop (controversial)

Last weekend, I took several of my trainers to Milwaukee for a fitness conference focused on transforming those from age 55-95 years old. Our instructor was a fitness expert out of Florida, go figure, and we learned so much when it comes to helping people age as awesome as possible. You might not be 55 or older yet, but chances are you have family members who are, and if we are blessed, we all w … [Read more...]

How To Impress Your Doctor

Today I'm excited to share a testimonial from one of our Fit and Fabulous clients! Sue is a great example of the type of client we work with in our Fit and Fabulous over 50 private group (and small group) training programs. Her mind is sharp but her body has let her down over the past decade. Less than a year ago she had her knee replaced, which gave her a new lease on life, but her other knee … [Read more...]

Dying a slow death

The other day I shared with you some experiences from my time in Chicago with the Fit Moms For Life team learning about health and fitness from some of the top experts in the world. A couple of the presenters shared their belief that one-on-one personal training is dying a slow death. This is something I agree with and have seen happening for over 5 years now and in fact, as I trainer myself, I no … [Read more...]

Free exercise & nutrition workshop – plus MUST READ book!

We have recently launched a new Fit and Fabulous over 55 training program here in Madison and the interest level has been phenomenal! It is already becoming one of our most popular programs, and I couldn't be more excited! ->-> Click here if you want to learn more and schedule a free consult with me Over the past month, I have been working hard to create an amazing 75-minute hands-on … [Read more...]

I cried…

The past two days have been special for me. I have been meeting with potential clients who have filled out the Fit and Fabulous over 55 application for our new program that we are launching in Madison. There isn’t a program even close to this in the Madison area. I spend 30 minutes chatting with each person and I ask a lot of questions and just listen. Each individual story inspires me, challenges … [Read more...]

How much balance & flexibility do you have? Take this test!

Do you struggle with balance or flexibility? No matter what your age, you may struggle with this, but as a person ages, balance, flexibility, bone density, and strength are four things that naturally decrease, unless you do something to counteract this decline. Today, I would like to cover the topics of balance and flexibility and show you a few simple tests you can do to see where your … [Read more...]