Fitness Over 40

Balance and Fitness Assessments for Seniors Now Available in Denver Metro Area

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Tue, Aug 05, 2014 @ 09:24 AM

"Sign me up for assisted living! I can't wait to give up my home, move to an institution and say goodbye to my privacy and independence." You're not likely to hear any older adults saying those words any time soon!

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Tags: balance, Baby Boomer, senior exercise, functional fitness, flexibility

Positive Wellness, Positive You at Colorado Free University

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Fri, Jun 13, 2014 @ 09:10 AM

Wouldn't it be great if you felt healthy, happy and fulfilled all the time? If you'd like to enjoy a whole-person state of wellness that's so much more than just the absence of illness, you'll want to check out the newest Prime of Life Fitness class at Colorado Free University.

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Tags: Baby Boomer, lifestyle habits, workshops

7 Biggest Exercise Mistakes Boomers Make

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 @ 11:24 AM

Welcome to the Baby Boom. A generation of 76 million Americans, all determined never to grow old. Except the oldest of us are reaching retirement age, and the youngest are staring down the big 5-0. One thing these 76 million folks have in common is a determination to stay active and maintain a youthful attitude at any age. But in their determination to stay active, many Boomers are making some dramatic exercise mistakes. 

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Tags: Baby Boomer, exercise

Fitness for Women at Midlife and Beyond

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Fri, Jan 18, 2013 @ 01:22 PM

A big percentage of my clientele consists of women at midlife who are looking for a fitness program that will help them age gracefully, vibrantly and independently. Often they've been burned by the one-size-fits-all approach at their local fitness center. I think it's vitally important to design a fitness program that fits your unique needs, goals and limitations, but there are a few key factors that are common for almost everyone.

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Tags: Baby Boomer, exercise, senior exercise, weight training, cardiovascular exercise, flexibility, weight bearing exercise

How to Climb the Stairs When Your Knees Hurt

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Fri, Jan 11, 2013 @ 12:38 PM

One of the questions I get asked all the time in my Denver personal training sessions is "how can I climb stairs with my bad knees?" Stair climbing is a challenging move, even with perfectly functioning knees, because it involves balancing on a single leg, lifting  the whole body weight against gravity (with a single leg), shifting the weight to the other leg, and coordinating the movements of three joints and lots of muscles in each leg.

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Tags: balance, Baby Boomer, exercise, senior exercise, functional fitness, weight bearing exercise

Balance Exercises for Seniors: Body Awareness

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Tue, Oct 23, 2012 @ 03:24 PM

It's not just seniors and the frail elderly who worry about losing their balance. A diminished sense of balance is one of the top concerns I hear from women in their 50s and 60s. The sense that their balance isn't what it used to be, coupled with a diagnosis of low bone density leaves many women feeling vulnerable and fearful.

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Tags: balance, Baby Boomer, senior exercise, functional fitness

Relaxation Exercises for Busy Baby Boomers

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Fri, Sep 07, 2012 @ 11:53 AM

As the first wave of Baby Boomers begins retiring, they've never been busier. While many have retired, most are still busy with careers, hobbies, volunteer work, and caregiving for multiple generations of family.

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Tags: balance, Baby Boomer, lifestyle habits, relaxation

Can You Be Fit Over 40 and Still Have a Life?

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Fri, Aug 10, 2012 @ 02:13 PM

If I've learned one thing as a personal trainer it's that working out is the easy part of getting fit. The hard part is wrapping your life and your brain around the new habits you'll need to sustain life-long fitness.

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Tags: Baby Boomer, lifestyle habits, motivation

Five Ways to Sabotage Your Baby Boomer Fitness Program

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Wed, Jul 25, 2012 @ 10:28 AM

The Baby Boom generation is known for staying active and refusing to slow down as they age. That's all well and good, but if you're trying to stay fit and healthy, you may accidentally be sabotaging your own fitness.

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Tags: Baby Boomer, lifestyle habits, exercise, diet

Low Back Stretches for Gardeners

Posted by LeeAnn Langdon on Sat, Jun 23, 2012 @ 12:54 PM

Ever since I planted my first bean seed in a paper cup back in grade school, I've been an avid gardener. But the older I get, the more I realize what a toll gardening can take on my aging Baby Boomer body.

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Tags: Baby Boomer, senior exercise, flexibility, stretches

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