“If only I could fit in my clothes-or just feel like myself again!”
Sound like you? I know exactly how you feel. Once I turned 50, everything changed. I realized I was counting fewer days ahead of me than behind and suddenly, an old prayer began to haunt me: Let me not die while I’m still alive. That absolutely galvanized me to live every last minute of my remaining days to their fullest, and it got me committed to my own health and wellness like never before.
Once we reach a certain age, whatever that number might be, a few things come newly into focus. Our priorities and goals shift. And our lives change. For me, living a full, independent and physical life became especially important. People around me were breaking down. My own father lost his will to live because he could no longer DO anything. That opened my eyes.
It was no longer a question of what I looked like. The question became, and still is, what can I DO? Can I keep “playing” with my kids? My unborn grandkids? Can I still travel? Learn new things? Soon, I realized I needed full body strength, and I needed as much as possible, as soon as possible!
We believe that strength has a greater purpose: to be able to volunteer and be useful during an emergency, to age without becoming a burden, to be the best version of yourself.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not a gym rat-never have been. What I’ve learned from 10 years of education in the fitness field is that you don’t have to live in the gym to be strong and healthy.
If you’re like most people, what you want is a body that will take you into your 90s and never stop you from doing something you love, whether that’s playing golf or tennis, climbing mountains or taking bike tours, or playing with your kids or grandkids.
The good news is we can have that body-IF we do it right. Doing it the right way is key. It’s the difference between aging and decaying.
For a body that won’t quit on you before you die, do the 3 CORE things: eat correctly, and challenge the brain and body appropriately, and recover adequately.
And that’s what we do. We create functional and strong, healthy bodies so we can be independent, never be a burden on anyone. I call that goal, “Functional Longevity.”
If “functional longevity” sounds like your goal, join our small, full-service Health & Fitness studio specializing in boomers. It doesn’t matter when you start. It only matters that you start. If you hate a big-box gym, you’ll love it here.