Success Story: Meet 2 ‘Older”; Superwomen Who Prove the Power of Fitness

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  1. Success Story: Meet 2 ‘Older”; Superwomen Who Prove the Power of Fitness



    In the world of older women taking control of their health, Vera Teachout, 65, and Cheri Hunt, 73, are myth-busting superstars.

    They work out several times a week doing functional exercise with body weight, free weights, and cardio to stay healthy and flexible in their retirement.

    They are remarkable for doing so well what should be less remarkable in our society: Exercising regularly to improve their health and quality of life.

    If stereotypes say white-haired women shouldn’t lift weights, these two show just how ridiculous that is. They both found success with a “Longevity and Strength” program designed to encourage mature people to challenge themselves with effective, challenging workouts in a friendly environment.

    Vera started working out a few years ago when she noticed her golf drives weren’t going as far as they used to go. And she’d get tired doing household chores. Visiting her grown daughters for walks in Chicago and New York caused her back to hurt.

    Vera, to the right, wasn’t having any of that.


    ‘It’s all about improving what you can do’

    “I went in and thoroughly loved it,” she says. “The other people were in the same age bracket.
    The staff was very welcoming. There was no judgment. It’s all about improving what you can
    do, not competing with others.”

    Her golf swing came roaring back. So did her confidence with ordinary life tasks, like putting
    away groceries and getting out of the car.

    When the pandemic hit, gyms all across the nation like Your Personal Best Training Studio –
    offered virtual training. We all followed strict safety protocols upon reopening. Now members can
    participate in person or home, even when that home is a snowbird residence in Florida or
    Colorado’s cooler temperatures if you are from South Texas.


    When her new pants didn’t fit

    Cheri lives in Florida in the wintertime. Nothing has deterred her from her fitness dedication.

    She was 40 pounds heavier and had trouble moving around before she started working out regularly.

    She’d been active earlier in life, but then being a working, single mom of three led to decades of inactivity and poor eating habits.

    Finally, she had her own “aha” moment: New pants didn’t fit.

    That was that, for Cheri.

    Now a few years later, her strength, weight, and balance are improved. She loves bowling. And she’s recovered from the pain suffered when she fell while line-dancing.

    “I love doing squats and lunges now,” she says. “They’re my favorite. And the coaches are not
    like drill sergeants. They guide and coach you and get you to try to lift more weight when the
    time is right.”


    Bust some myths of your own

    These two women are great examples of the powerful lifestyle changes available to anyone at
    any age who’s willing to join the right gym or studio and commit to working out consistently.

    Talk to us about your goals, our programs, and commitment to your health and safety during
    the pandemic and always.

    Believe it or not, you have more tools and flexibility available to you than ever before. So give
    us a call or check out our 21-Day Longevity & Strength program – and let’s start busting some
    myths today.

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