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Fitness After 40:
Your Strong Body at 40, 50, 60, and Beyond

Whether you are stepping away from the couch for the first time in 20 years or are a masters athlete who desires to maximize performance and minimize injury, Dr. Wright's first book, Fitness After 40: How to Stay Strong at Any Age, will teach you how to F.A.C.E. your future and live a vital, active and joyful life through exercise.
After we reach a certain age, our bodies change. But growing older doesn't have to diminish our fitness level. The good news is that not only can we retain the vigor of our youth, but we can also actually perform as well, if not better than ever.

Dr. Vonda Wright is the creator of a unique medically-based program specifically designed to target the fitness and performance needs of mature athletes. In Fitness After 40, she show readers how to use flexibility, aerobic exercise, resistance training and equilibrium and balance to maximize the benefits of their fitness regime.

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What Readers Have Said

Praise for Fitness After 40

"As the years roll forward, we must not only stay fit but be smarter in how we stay fit... No matter what you've done previously, you can improve the chance for longevity and quality of life by getting physically active. You can sit down and read Fitness After 40 and then get up and get moving."

Nolan Ryan

From the Foreward

"In Fitness After 40, Vonda Wright successfully shows readers how to take charge of their bodies in a healthy and sensible way...[she] shows us we can fight fate by incorporating more regular, sustainable exercise and physical activity into our lives. She also explains how to eat in a way that provides us with key nutrients and adequate amounts of energy (calories) not only to support our workouts and help strengthen our bodies, but keep our minds working optimally. Vonda's book helps readers not only look better on the outside, but feel better on the inside."

Elisa Zied

MS, RD, CDN, registered dietitian and spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association

"As I approached age 50, I was overweight, had high blood pressure, and had not exercised in years. I decided it was time to invest in myself, and I worked hard following Dr. Wright's program for beginner exercisers. In the last six months, I have lost 40 pounds, I am more energetic and fit than I have ever been, and, best of all I am off high blood pressure medications for the first time in 10 years. Dr. Wright has a passion for getting us fit, and 50 is going to be a great year."


Pittsburgh, two-time participant in Dr. Wright's Fitness Programs

"Dr. Wright not only has a high IQ but also a high EQ, or emotional quotient. She understands people. Using her expertise as an Orthopaedic Surgeon, researcher and masters athlete, she guides and encourages readers to live their best lives now. Fitness After 40 is a must-read for everyone wanting to take control of their bodies through fitness."

Freddie H. Fu

MD, President of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and Chairman, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh

"As a busy executive and avid ultra-marathoner, injury was the last thing I wanted to slow me down. Like many masters athletes, however, I found myself looking injury in the eye. When I first met Dr. Wright, I learned that she does not believe arriving at an arbitrary age requires us to simply accept injury or slow down. Her "can do" approach inspired me to continue being competitive and the best I can be. In Fitness After 40, she gives great incentive and practical methods for setting and achieving fitness goals while minimizing injury...whether, for the first time in years, you are just jumping onto the trail or maximizing your competitive edge."

Roger Oxendale

CEO, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC; and Ultramarathoner


As an orthopedic surgeon, I treat patients of all ages and skill levels with activity-related musculoskeletal injuries. I'm also an active researcher on a variety of topics in my field.

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Drawing from more than 20 years of experience, I couple a clinical and research pedigree with my love of teaching to educate, inspire, motivate and entertain.

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