PEAK PERFORMANCE TRAINING
When you hit 40, your body starts to change, and aches and pains can come on quicker than you might expect.
Health issues can arise at a faster rate as well. If you eat poorly and don’t exercise, you may find yourself taking more prescription drugs for those aches and pains. You may start to notice low back stiffness and difficulty getting out of a chair. Your joints may seem stiffer, and you may find it hard to squat down.
You may notice your grip getting weaker. A weak grip is an indicator of mortality.
Your balance may not be as good as it used to be. You may be thinking, what’s going to go downhill next?
The good news is that with exercise and a healthy diet, you can gain more mobility, flexibility, balance, and overall strength, including grip strength. You’ll also have more energy and a better quality of life!
I notice these age-related changes myself, so I push myself a little harder. In fact, I train myself like I train a young athlete. I may need a little more time to recover, but that’s okay because I still enjoy
working out and the results I can achieve.
I was born with bilateral cerebral palsy, so I am conscious of losing more muscle size and strength in my left leg, but I’ve been able to mitigate those problems by pushing myself a little harder. I tell my clients that always doing your best leads to a better and healthier lifestyle.
I have clients from 13 to 82, some with physical disabilities, some serious athletes, and others just trying to get in better physical health. Each of them has to work hard, whether it’s to get back their physical abilities, improve on the field, or just attain better physical health. It’s hard work, but it’s doable.
You may be thinking, “but it’s too hard for me!” You’re right. It’s hard. But the alternative is not pleasant either.
We all want to avoid a cane, walker, wheelchair, or a nursing home too soon. As the saying goes, if you don’t make time for exercise, you’ll probably have to make time for illness.
We all have time to change our lives if we really want to.
If you make the choice to have a healthier lifestyle, you may live longer, and your quality of life will definitely be much better. So, let’s design your nutritional and training programs to get that awesome lifestyle! I look forward to helping you on your journey.