What’s Your Fitness Category?

When I think about fitness I like to divide people into four categories.  This gives me an idea of where people are now and how we would like them to progress.

  • Frail
  • Independent
  • Fit
  • Elite Fitness

Most of us do not live in frailty but are independent.  Independent people are capable of doing all their daily living activities of but they do not invest any time in fitness.  They ultimately have low health and fitness reserves.  The first injury and sickness that comes along really throws them for a loop.

My goal is not for every independent person to suddenly transform into an elite fitness expert but instead become physically fit.  This means that you invest in fitness 3-5 times per week, developing a stockpile of health and fitness reserves.

The Four Secrets to Fitness.

When I teach people to go from independent to fit I call it f.a.c.e.-ing your future. These are the 4 things you must do to get fit!

F- Flexibility– stretch every major muscle group for 30 seconds daily

A-Aerobic Exercise- Intense aerobic exercise every other day.  Remember to “make it work then let it rest.”

C- “Carry a load” or “resistance training”- Lift your body weight or free weights 3 times per weeks.  Avoid machines.

E- Equilibrium and balance- after age 20 we begin to lose our balance.  Retrain your balance by standing on one leg while your brush your teeth or wash the dishes. Do this everyday.

Watch me teach the F.A.C.E your future method on “The Doctors”.

For more tips on fitness pick up  Fitness After 40: Your STRONG Body at 40, 50, 60 and Beyond!

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