Sunday, August 5, 2012


Baby Boomers - How many of you started back on a exercise routine this summer? How did that work for you? I hear many exercise stories each week that end up with poor results. Does this sound failure to you?
  • I Injured myself
  • So sore I couldn't move
  • Exercise was too difficult to do
  • I didn't enjoy the exercise
  • I didn't consult my doctor
  • I couldn't remember which exercises to do
  • I joined a gym and that was a mistake
  • The personal trainer was a size 2 and couldn't relate to me
So what is the best program for me to start doing if I am in my 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's? This is the Number One question Baby Boomers asked me at clinics and seminars.

Are you ready for the answer?
  1. Consult your physician before starting any exercise program - especially you - MEN.
  2. Set realistic health improvement goals for yourself over a 90 day period. There are no short cuts when it comes to your health.
  3. Start slowly and don't over do it the first day, week or month. Listen to your body.
  4. Always check your blood pressure before and after exercise. This is a very good indicator of what is happening inside your body. Remember to record your Bp each time.
  5. Wear a heart rate monitor while exercising at all times. This will tell you exactly when you have enough exercise. Be Safe and don't over do it.
  6. Always warm up and cool down properly.
  7. Consult a degreed, certified and licensed fitness/healthcare profession for your exercise prescription. 
I have worked and trained thousands of Baby Boomers over the years and know that each person needs an individualized/specific/customized exercise program. Remember that everyone's lifestyle and activity level is different.

These are six areas that should be addressed in your exercise prescription.
  1. Nutrition - How many calories do you need daily which includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, diary, fiber and water.
  2. Exercise - How many times per week should you exercise? This based upon your fitness level, exercise intensity, other activities you're currently do during the week.
  3. Rest and Recovery - Very important for all. Exercise stimulates the body. Proper rest rebuilds the body.
  4. Stress - All of you have various types of stress during the day. It's boils down to how you handle it mentally and physically. The better your health the less affect the stress will have on you. Take a few minutes every day an just De-stress.
  5. Have Fun - enjoy your activities when you exercise. Find 3-5 exercises you like to do. It might be gardening, walking your dog, playing tennis, swimming, yoga or going for bike ride.
  6. Health Problems - most of you have some risk factors that need to be addressed before exercising. Make should you know exactly what they are and also know your exercise limitations.

Remember your exercise program should be prescribed based upon your age, fitness level and health status.  Prevention is the key to improving the quality of your life.

Have a Healthy Aging Workout!

Coach Joe

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Baby Boomers Time Efficient Workout

A medical student checking blood pressure usin...Image via WikipediaBaby Boomers you can perform a time efficient workout in less than 8 minutes on the PowerMax 360.
4 weeks of training on this unit has resulted in the following benefits. This has been a great addition to our home gym.
 Checkout this video and see:

Stay Strong!

Joe Bonin

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Baby Boomers - Resistance Training Benefits Older Adults

A back extension.Image via WikipediaBaby Boomers can benefit from proper and consistent weekly resistance training. After the age of 35 you lose 5-6 pounds of muscle tissue every 10 years. You can regain your muscle by performing regular resistance training. Here are just a few benefits you receive.
This article link below shares with you how to improve your health.
Older and stronger: Progressive resistance training can build muscle, increase strength as we age

Stay Strong!

Joe Bonin

Cincinnati, Ohio

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