Let’s Share Some Good News about Aging Well

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Doddridge Plaza
3765 S. Alameda, Ste 102
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(361) 857-5087 info@ypbtrainingstudio.com
  1. Let’s Share Some Good News about Aging Well

    Are you longing for some good news?

    We all are.

    2020 is one of the most trying years in recent memory, with the pandemic leading the way. It’s enough to make some of us want to hibernate until things get better.

    But guess what? We’re not bears. And we don’t have to be.

    We’re going to share some positive information right here about maturing, exercising, and taking care of yourself.

    Some of it might not be “news,” but it’s all information we need to share and share again to keep us motivated and moving!

    Headline No. 1: Eating Right Builds Immunity

    While we’re waiting for a vaccine, put down the drive-through burgers and diet soda. If you want to stay strong against viruses, then you’ve got to eat well. You know that healthy protein, whole foods, grains, vegetables, and plenty of water are essential. Elderberries, button mushrooms, oysters, watermelon, spinach, green tea, broccoli, and garlic are full of disease-fighting nutrients.

    Headline No. 2: So Does Exercise

    Exercise improves health in general, so it’s also specifically suitable for a healthy immune system. It also promotes good circulation, which helps the cells and substances of the immune system move throughout the body and take care of business. Being sedentary is bad for everyone, but it’s downright dangerous for older people.

    Headline No. 3: A Bath Might Do You Good

    A nice, hot bath can be soothing, right? According to one study, it can also improve sleep and lower the risk of heart disease and stroke.

    Headline No. 4: What Makes a Community Healthy

    Los Alamos County, New Mexico, has been ranked as America’s healthiest community of 2020 in the annual U.S. News Healthiest Communities rankings. The list evaluates communities based on environment, food and nutrition, population health, and other categories related to helping citizens lead healthy lives.

    Headline No. 5: Healthy Living Means Longer and Happier Living

    When you exercise regularly and eat well, you’re happier, and you live longer, period. It’s that simple. Your body and your brain work better for more years. You have less stress, sleep better, and your sex life is better. And on and on.

    Headline No. 6: Pick Up the Pace or Mix It Up

    OK, that headline comes directly from The New York Times article about a new study on older people and walking. If gentle strolling is your primary exercise, the research suggests, then you’ll do better if you also jog, cycle, or add hills sometimes. That gibes with the current thinking that is merely walking isn’t good enough.

    Headline No. 7 Strength Training Is Crucial

    Strength training is optional for the young, but it is imperative for older people. It slows age-related muscle loss and strengthens bones, thereby helping to prevent falls and fractures. If that’s not enough to get you to call us, then consider this: Resistance training is safe, effective, and doesn’t even require a bunch of equipment. Let us tell you more.

    Despite the current challenges, we’re still helping mature members of our community stay healthy, have endurance, and gain flexibility. We’re here to help you, too, and can provide information on eating right, improving your mood, and lots more.

    That’s our good news to share every day. Call us now.

    PS: Have you heard about our 21-Day Longevity and Strength Program? We will help you extend the length and quality of your life by restoring your strength, improving your balance, and reducing your joint pain.

    Join our 21-day longevity and strength program today! <<<

  2. Q: What’s the Biggest Muscle in Your Body?

    Quick question: What’s the biggest muscle in your body?

    Chest? Biceps? Brain?

    Nope. It’s the gluteus maximum, also known as the glutes, also known as Your Butt.

    If you think you’re stuck with the tush you have, then you’re not only mistaken – you’re also asking for all kinds of mobility issues. Exercising the glutes is essential to more than just looking good as you walk away. You can’t be in good shape if you ignore the derriere.

    This muscle is your body’s hub of movement, the workhorse. Problems arise when your glutes get lazy or dormant because other muscles must kick in to perform jobs that aren’t theirs to do. And that starts a domino effect of compensations that will, over time, wreak havoc on your body.

    With every step you take, your glutes should absorb much of the impact and propel you into the next step. If your glutes can’t do that, your foot, knee, hip, back – maybe even your neck – are going to take the brunt of those forces.

    Because your glutes are at the center of your body, they’re crucial to function for both the lower and upper body.

    Ignoring your butt leads to back pain, knee trouble, and a higher risk of falling.

    Talk to us here about squats, deadlifts, and other exercises to strengthen your glutes, including bridges, plank variations, and banded hip abductions.

    Respect your butt. It’s so much more than meets the eye.

    PS: Have you heard about our 21-Day Longevity and Strength Program? We will help you extend the length and quality of your life by restoring your strength, improving your balance, and reducing your joint pain.

    Join our 21-day longevity and strength program today! <<<

  3. Jackie’s Success In Spite of a Catch 22

    Huge congratulations to our client Jackie Ray, who has made incredible progress towards her goals! Not only is she making a physical transformation, but she is helping inspire so many others during this global disruption.

    Check out her story.

    Jackie Ray is a 62 years old sales manager for Omni Corpus Christ Hotel and has been working out with us off and on since 2017. After dropping out for a while, we invited her back for a 28 Day Transformation Challenge that she took us upon.

    Like many, Jackie has a grandchild that she cares for while still working full time. Full-time work sometimes makes dinner hard to do healthily. Her work includes travel that also makes it more challenging to maintain good habits.

    “Getting in and out of the car hurts my knees at the end of the day, so I’m in a catch 22, although better when I exercise them, sometimes they hurt too badly.  Oh, and did I mention I am allergic to anti-inflammatories?”

    Allergies to anti-inflammatories mean her arthritis pain is real

    “It’s in my back, knees, hands, and I have bumps on my feet from it.  I did not sleep well, never more than 3 hours at a time and woke up many times during the night.  With my grandson being young, I need to be able to enjoy special times with him and not hold him back from experiences.

    My goal was to take him to Disney World and be able to walk all day every day.  At the time I started, walking around SAMS Club killed my knees, and it was all I could do to get back to the car, much less drive home and put things away.”

    Jackie makes a studio comback

    Coming back to YPB Training Studio and staying true to a meal plan for 28 days, Jackie has now lost 14 lbs

    “I can tell you that I am now wearing a couple of capris that were too tight to be comfortable before.  I am sleeping so much better and have more energy during the day.  For the first time in my life, I must eat something in the AM, so that I don’t fade during the day.  I haven’t been back to the Dr., but I am hoping my ‘borderline’ diabetes is now under control.”

    “I am proud of myself, really pleased because the decisions I make daily are MINE, and I am making good ones.  If I choose to eat a roll, that’s ok, and I just don’t eat another one for the rest of the week.  Even my grandson has noticed that I am making the right choices and has asked me why I choose some things which tell me that I am a better example for him daily.”

    “YPB has made me comfortable in my skin.  Still too fat, and I even still move slowly and can’t do stairs without peg-legging due to my knees, BUT I am willing to try active things again, and if I fall short, it’s ok.  I have never felt uncomfortable walking into the studio and working out with other clients near my age. I know they are in full support of me, even as I have to have exercises modified most times.  BUT I WILL GET THERE!

    Jackie’s best advice for starting out

    “For anyone considering YPB, please know that they are a fantastic community of people who support each other.  If you decide to eat an ice cream cone, it’s ok.  Forgive yourself and move on.  The whole process is to feel better and move better, and they know we all need different things at different times.”

    A few of Jackie’s favorite things 

    • Quotes: “With God, all things are possible” – The book of Matthew, and “All you need is faith, trust, and a little pixie dust” – Tinkerbell
    • Book – To Kill a Mockingbird
    • Workout song – Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop the Feeling

    Amazing work! Who’s next? We’re always here to help and would love to be part of your wellness journey.

    Join Jackie in our 21-Day Online Program for our renowned workouts with the over 50-year-old crowd streamed LIVE anywhere you are. Email lisa@ypbtrainingstudio.com for more information

  4. 5 Habits of the Fit and Healthy


    Being fit and healthy is all about the lifestyle, and not the quick fix, so let’s take a glimpse at the habits that fit people have. These following five habits are held by successfully fit people at any age…let’s see if you could apply some to your own life.

    1. They See Each Day with Perspective

    Fail to meet your fitness goals today? Move on. Tomorrow is another day to make smarter decisions. When you wake up, rededicate yourself to your fitness goals without beating yourself up about whatever mistakes you made in the past. After all, you can’t change what you did yesterday. All you can control is right now. So get to it!

    2. They Find Ways around their Excuses

    If you’ve ever wondered why you can’t quite get fit, it may be your proclivity for caving in to pressure. And that pressure may be self-induced. Fit and healthy people do not make excuses for why they shouldn’t exercise, quite the contrary. They are continually finding reasons why they should hit the gym, and they find pockets of time to do it as naturally as brushing their teeth.

    3. They Eat and Sleep Well

    Study after study has shown the benefit of eating whole, unprocessed foods. It provides energy and strength, helps you feel full throughout the day, and makes your time in the gym as fruitful as possible. Getting good sleep is equally as important, as it keeps all your bodily systems in rhythm. Put these two fit activities together, and you’re well on your way to optimal fitness.

    4. They Track Progress

    For some, keeping tabs on health progress is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Once you get into the routine, however, you will become a believer in the power of tracking your progress. Tracking serves to both reward and motivate you, as you see that the countless hours in the gym and smart food choices lead to a healthier weight and greater strength—a.k.a. better overall fitness and health.

    5. They Lean on a Fitness Professional

    The final thing fit people do is to rely on someone with lots of knowhow in the realm of fitness. Hiring a certified functional aging specialist is why my clients over 50 years old have such a high success rate in achieving their goals – because we provide them with all the tools stick with it! We have a sincere interest in your overall health and well-being, and we know how to help you reach the goals that can seem so far away when you’re trying to achieve it on your own.

    Call or email us today and let’s get started on your fitness journey! Not local? Find a Certified Functional Aging Specialist near you ​. ​

  5. Here’s How the Gym Can Help

    Some people go to the gym because they like to work out. But for many, it helps them keep doing something else they love for more and more Baby Boomers, that includes golf. According to the National Golf Foundation, the number of golfers over 65 rose to 4.2 million in 2018, up 17 percent from the previous year. That number should increase as more Boomers reach retirement age. Players’ passion for the game is legendary.

    “I want to be able to play golf till the last day I’m breathing,” says Roy Sprague, 60, an architect in Houston who speaks for countless others. “It’s my rest and relaxation. It’s my stress release.

    When Roy found himself overweight, he joined a fitness studio to shed the pounds and to keep playing the game he loves. Now he’s proud that he’s in such good shape, his kids probably won’t need to care for him later. Gym workouts help by building strength and flexibility, which are crucial to playing golf well. Experts recommend exercises to stabilize muscles in his abdomen, back, hips and glutes – key for powerful swings and proper alignment. Being out of shape can limit your swing’s power and effectiveness. And no golfer wants that to happen.

    Talk to us about building a functional fitness workout program to keep you swinging as long as you want. To find a Certified Functional Aging Specialist near you follow this link ​


  6. Music for Workouts Has Come a Long Way in 40 Years

    Baby Boomers have a memory for the birth of the Walkman 40 years ago. Introduced in the summer of 1979, the personal cassette player changed the way we listened to music, interacted in public – and worked out, just as aerobics and running were taking off in popularity. From 1987-97, the number of people who walked for exercise shot up 30 percent.

    Nowadays, of course, we don’t think twice about cheaper, lighter and better ways to take our music with us while we exercise. We can listen to virtually any song, anywhere, any time. And who doesn’t love working out along with favorite tunes?

    Playlists from Apple Music, Spotify or other services provide endless options to listen to the genre of music you prefer while exposing you to new songs or forgotten gems. Either way, they’re fun to try. Here are some on Apple Music to get you started.

    Motown Workout: 

    The legacy began in the 1960s, and this sampler starts there with the Four Tops, then moves on to “Love Machine” by The Miracles, “Brick House” by the Commodores and “Behind the Groove” by Teena Marie.

    Classic Rock Workout:

    Get your heart rate up with 1970s favorites like “We’re an American Band” by Grand Funk Railroad; “Takin’ Care of Business” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive; and “Gimme Three Steps” by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

    Disco Workout:

    Or maybe you spent the ‘70s dancing. The 4/4 beat is great for cardio inspiration. “Funkytown,” “Boogie Oogie Oogie” and, of course, “I Will Survive” will power you through a workout.

    ‘80s Workout:

    You listened to these on your Walkman back in the day. They’re just as good on your Air Pods. Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Kenny Loggins and “Su-Su-Sudio” by Phil Collins, among others.

    Just leave the leg warmers in storage.

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Your Personal Best Training Studio
Doddridge Plaza
3765 S. Alameda, Ste 102
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(361) 857-5087 info@ypbtrainingstudio.com