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Gymchat 182 – Exercise and Aging
Posted By Scott Bird

A Quick Invitation : this week we’ll be talking about an area that impacts all of us in very subtle ways – Exercise and Aging. See you there.


As we live longer and longer, the active part of that – the healthspan, if you like – also grows.
One of the outcomes from this is that people are now beginning their own strength-training journeys at a variety of ages – it’s entirely reasonable to begin at age 8 or 80; or anything inbetween.
This week we’re taking a close look this ‘training at any age‘ philosophy. If you’re already in your 50s/70s/90s or beyond, how do you start? What sorts of things should you – and could you – be doing?
And for those of us that haven’t quite reached those points yet, how do we make sure we’re still ready for the heavy stuff when we get there?
Helping us explore this fascinating topic is none other than Personal Trainer Kirk Fontaine. Fantastic.

Details

Who : Personal Trainer Kirk Fontaine
Topic : Exercise and Aging
When : Wed Aug 15, 9pm EDT (here’s how to find out when that is in your timezone)
How : Post a comment, question or reply
Link : https://plus.google.com/u/0/113406428532094481598/posts/7483jTr37Eu
NB : For everyone who’s joining us for their first Gymchat, welcome. Just dive right in, and ask Kirk any training-related questions you like. And if you’d like to find out the details of upcoming discussions as soon as they’re announced, grab the Strength & Fitness Newsletter (part of the Strength Kit). Absolutely free.
See you there.



Quick update on last week’s gymchat : Once again, sincerest apologies for this – we’ve unfortunately had to reschedule this one. The new date will be announced shortly.

Incidentally, if you’d like to dive into this topic a little deeper (and I wouldn’t blame you for that – fascinating area), grab the daily Aging & Longevity newsletter. Dive in.

Over to you. Drop us a line on Twitter ( @scottbird ), or add a comment below.

Cheers.

 

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