Updated: Dec 26, 2018
Fitness over 50 can be elusive for some. So maybe your kids are out of the house. Or maybe they will be soon. The point is, you have taken a back seat for a long time. And it shows. You have gained weight, your energy is low and you just have not had the time to take care of yourself. It can seem overwhelming. Where do you start when you are looking to get fit over 50? what kind of exercise is right for you and what will get the best results? You may have bad knees, some arthritis, or just some extra weight that makes it uncomfortable to exercise. And maybe you don’t want to go to a gym where you feel like you’re on display.
A gym is not for everyone. All of my clients are over 50 or about to hit that age. The thought of traveling back and forth to a gym, exercising in public is not at all appealing and really pretty intimidating.
An in home personal trainer or online training may be ideal for you.
We show up at your door, so you can’t just roll over and hit the snooze button. Working at home offers privacy and you will never wait for equipment! Better focus, no distractions. No need to allow travel time, just workout, walk upstairs, shower and you’re good to go. No gym memberships or paying for things you don’t use. We bring the equipment to you - so there is no investment in equipment unless you want to have your own at home.
Consider online training or a hybrid of both if:
You travel a lot and it is difficult to schedule time with a trainer a few times a week. Sometimes, the only time you can train is whenever you have a minute…which can be random. If you have a program delivered to your phone you can train when you want and wherever you want with videos, instructions and accountability . You may still want face time with a trainer but you may only be able to swing it a few times a month if cost is an issue. By combining online and in home training you will save money and still get the one on one training you need.
The Best Personal Trainers specialize
Okay, so you’re 50 or older, because you’re reading this. What should you look for in a trainer if you are the person I described above? The best personal trainers specialize. They develop a niche and they learn everything they can about that population. Some train athletes, some work with post pregnancy moms, figure competitors, children, middle aged men and women, special populations like diabetics, cancer survivors….and many others. Think about what you need and work with a trainer who has worked consistently with your demographic. They get you. They know what you need and they know how to get you results.
Hire a trainer who works with the 50 plus demographic all the time
So if you are reading this, and you are 50 plus, you may be going through menopause and you may have lost energy and gained weight. You may be a guy who has put on a few extra pounds around the middle, or you may travel quite a bit for your job. Think about hiring a trainer who has experience training your age group along with the option to train online as well.