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You Had Questions?

FAQ ABOUT OUR SHAPE UP FOR SUMMER CHALLENGE When we announce that we’re doing another six-week challenge, we get always get questions. And if one person is asking, you can bet that more folks also have questions!  So I thought I would send out an email for those of...

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You’re 5 feet from gold…

You’re 5 feet from gold…   There is one reason why most people haven’t yet reached their goals, and it’s a simple one. It’s something that I’ve struggled with in the past, too, and it just may be the one thing that’s holding you back from your big breakthrough. That...

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Her Secret to Living to 100?

Research Keeps Showing How Meditation Is So Helpful Slow down and relax.     Unplug.     Take it easy. These are all phrases to describe an ancient practice that helps improve physical, mental and spiritual health: meditation. A new Canadian study shows that...

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Are These the Best of Times?

A common myth about aging says that after 50, people (especially women) face a dreary life of loneliness, physical difficulty, and despair.  But the opposite is true for millions, who are finding that the "grandma years" are turning out to be the best time of their...

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How to Stay on Track When Traveling

Just A Few Minutes Are you a chronic procrastinator? Do you put off going to the gym? Research shows that by spending ‘just a few minutes’ doing the dreaded task you’ll feel an urge to see it through completion. These initial few minutes of activity create an open...

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Another Fitness Success Story! IG Star Jean Titus

Another Fitness Success Story! IG Star Jean Titus

“Reinvent yourself” is a modern mantra for countless people 50+.

In the years since digital disruption and the economic recession, we still see proof all around us. So many of us are creating the next chapters of their lives in or near retirement, or to begin a new line of work or hobby. I did it when I opened ProActive Fitness!

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An Expert’s Advice on Preventing Falls

An Expert’s Advice on Preventing Falls

Dr. Christian Thompson and participants in his Always Active program in San Francisco

Are you afraid of falling?

You might know already that falls are a leading health hazard for people over 65.

But you might not realize that you need a well-rounded fitness approach to improve balance. It requires a focus on all the components of functional fitness, including mobility, muscular-skeletal, and cardio-respiratory.

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19 Reasons to Stick with Your Fitness Commitment in ‘19

19 Reasons to Stick with Your Fitness Commitment in ‘19

We’re still in January, far too early to even think about giving up on healthy habits for the year. Whether you made a resolution to get fit or just renewed your commitment to exercise and eat right, we’re here to keep you going throughout the year with these 19 reasons to stick with it in ’19.ou can look and feel good for your sweetheart or yourself on Valentine’s Day next month.

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New Year’s Party Survival Guide

New Year’s Party Survival Guide

t’s New Year’s Eve and many of us will be looking ahead to 2019 and going through the process of making resolutions.

Making a fresh start and resolving to improve is a good thing, but all too often, we fall off the rails by the end of January. We get sidetracked by life, decide it was too lofty a goal, give up and decide that maybe we should wait until conditions are better….often until December 31st NEXT year!

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Your Holly Jolly Workout

Your Holly Jolly Workout

Shopping, pageants, parties, family gatherings, and food, food, food. The holiday season is filled with good things, making it the holly-est, jolly-est time of year. And it’s easy to get caught up in the tinsel, lights, eggnog, and chocolate and forget about barbells and running shoes. This is why people gain an average of one pound (overweight folks gain even more) during the winter holiday months. You may not think a pound is that big of a deal but pack them on year after year and they add up.

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