Time doesn’t make you old, sitting around does!

“It’s never too late to be a superhero”… This is one of the taglines I like when I think about setting up my Fitness Training business.  Who told you that you were too old to have fun, feel great and be healthy?  Research is confirming that no matter what your age increased physical activity IS the fountain of youth.  Why would you grow old if you didn’t have to?

What beliefs and past experiences are you holding onto that are blocking you from enjoying your body during exercise?  That you hate the gym?  Rotten PE class memories?  Feeling embarrassed?  Do you think “I’m just not coordinated enough to exercise” or “Exercise is torture”? All these negative emotions are stored within your subconscious mind, and they will block you from staying young, being healthy and feeling great.

Read this article, and get inspired to make a change today.

At 74-years old…these are your legs on triathlon & these are your legs without triathlon

40-year-old Triathlete


A new study called, “Chronic Exercise Preserves Lean Muscle Mass in Masters Athletes,” which you can read HERE graphically illustrates what happens to your muscles (with and without) the type of regular and beneficial exercise that the sport of triathlon provides.

The image above is a cross section of a 40-year-old triathlete’s legs and the associated muscle. But the two images below are the really interesting and telling ones.

74-year-old Sedentary Man


74-year-old Triathlete


As you can tell, the 74-year-old masters triathlete’s legs are not unlike that of the 40-year-old triathlete’s legs. The study’s authors go on to write:

“It is commonly believed that with aging comes an inevitable decline from vitality to frailty. This includes feeling weak and often the loss of independence. These declines may have more to do with lifestyle choices, including sedentary living and poor nutrition, than the absolute potential of musculoskeletal aging.

In this study, we sought to eliminate the confounding variables of sedentary living and muscle disuse, and answer the question of what really happens to our muscles as we age if we are chronically active. This study and those discussed here show that we are capable of preserving both muscle mass and strength with lifelong physical activity.”

They conclude by writing:

“The loss of lean muscle mass and the resulting subjective and objective weakness experienced with sedentary aging imposes significant but modifiable personal, societal, and economic burdens. As sports medicine clinicians, we must encourage people to become or remain active at all ages. This study, and those reviewed here, document the possibility to maintain muscle mass and strength across the ages via simple lifestyle changes.”


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