Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Why not get fit in your 50’s?

Joe Williams

THE kids have moved out (hopefully), we’ve grown out of 3-day binge drinking weekends with the friends and are now happy with what we are doing day to day. 50 is the new 30 or thereabouts if you look after your health and fitness.

So why is it so many feel it’s too late to improve their health and how they look and feel?

I am seeing more and more ladies (and some gents) wanting to make changes to their lifestyle and become fitter and in most cases, fitter than their 20 something self.

So why do some feel it’s not a good idea?

Simple; they are told they are ‘too old’ to start going to the gym “Why don’t you do some water yoga or Pilates instead?”

I know of people in their 70’s that are getting on stage and competing in bodybuilding and holding their own too. I’m actually shocked at the amazing shape they are in.

If they can do it, then why can’t you join a gym and start lifting some weights and improving your health?

One step at a time is all it takes; look at what you currently do and improve that, try adding some more walking to increase your activity level. We all feel much better after some fresh air so start with increasing your daily steps, walk to the gym or to work, the shop or to see friends. Join a gym and make sure you make your time there effective by seeking the advice of a knowledgeable coach.

There’s no point sitting on the machines like all the other cardio bunnies taking photos instead of breaking a sweat. We have many clients in their 50 and 60’s that can (and do) run rings around clients in their 20 and 30’s. How amazing is that?

We specialise in helping ladies gain more confidence in themselves, increase fitness levels and achieve their ideal weight, whilst providing the tools and support that will help them maintain these positive improvements for years to come.

Joe Williams is the owner of GI Joe’s and writes for Llanelli Online.

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