May 2020 Client of the Month

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  1. May 2020 Client of the Month

    Here’s your dose of motivation!

    Our Client of the Month for May is…

    Excellent job, Barbara Craig-Schniepp! One thing about Barb, she always brings a great attitude and a smile even when out of her comfort zone! We are proud of her!

    Barbara Craig-Schniepp, now 70, is a retired teacher of two years.

    In planning for her retirement n 2018, it was clear that she would need to replace not only some of the “people contact” of her job but also its physical activity.

    “Having watched my late husband grow very weak very quickly due to lack of movement, I’d already determined not to surrender my mobility easily. I also know myself well enough to acknowledge that I wouldn’t stick to any exercise program on my own.”

    “Initially, I began meeting weekly with a personal trainer at a large local gym. I was 68 ½ and starting to feel some of the aches and other deficits of aging. It turned out not to be enough regular exercise, and even the best of the young trainers weren’t able to satisfactorily adapt their workouts to both my “advanced” age and my decent physical condition at the same time.”

    “A friend (thank you, Claire!) had been going to YPB, so in early 2019 I joined. It has been invaluable.”

    One of Barb’s initial goals was to lose 10 pounds. During one of the YPB food challenges, she managed to shed 9 of them, and the challenge introduced her to a few new items, that she still uses regularly – spinach in smoothies, chia seeds, protein powder, & MCT oil.

    “All produce small but noticeable benefits in my digestion and energy level. And 4 of those lost pounds stayed off, thanks to YPB.”

    In Feb. 2020 Barbara received a diagnosis of arthritis in her lower spine.

    “YPB’s Certified Functional Aging Specialist, Juan Guerrero, CPT-FAS, generously met with me to demonstrate specific stretches to strengthen the nearby muscles and thus reduce my pain. My trainers have been quick to offer substitute exercises when my back begins to pinch during a group workout. Again, YPB to the rescue.”

    When COVID suspended in-person group training, Barb, along with many others, lost the detailed help, the camaraderie, and the discipline of having to leave their house (which always added positivity their days).

    “Training through Zoom provided numerous technical challenges for me. But I persisted. Plus, forced isolation returned me to cooking the bulk of my meals, resulting in healthier eating and the loss of 3 more stubborn pounds.”

    “At the same time, the stay-at-home orders took away most of my sources of emotional perspective.(I live alone, and my nearest family is 1500 miles away.)I became severely depressed.”

    “Then the April ‘Selfie’ Challenge pushed me outside and walking, two things that I know always help depression, but I’m not sure I could have made myself do it without the competition, even though I didn’t care about the prize.”

    “Again, YPB helped me stay sane.”

    If you’re new to YPB or new to regular exercise, here’s advice based on Barbara Craig-Schniepp’s personal experience:

    “Find and use whatever motivates you personally.”

    “Ask YPB staff for help when something isn’t working well for you.”

    “Focus on small successes instead of the failure to reach your Big Goal. For Example –“

    • “Today’s lunch was 100% healthy and tasty!”
    • “My hips didn’t ache at all today!”
    • “I just balanced on one foot for 15 seconds without wobbling!”
    • “I drank more than 48 ounces of water today!”
    • “I walked with my much taller (& consequently faster) neighbor and didn’t get winded!”

    “Be stubborn. Refuse to give up. Persist. It’s worth it.”

    Helping people achieve their goals is the reason we do what we do every day! Thanks for letting us be part of your journey, Barbara!

    Are you motivated by Barb’s story? I have a few opening next week to discuss your future YOU and how we might be a part of your journey as well. Here’s a link to 30 minute available appointment times by phone.

    Make it a fantastic day!

  2. Feel Like Quitting? Betty Franks, 83, Shows the Power of Sticking with Fitness — No Matter What

    You can’t stop Betty Franks. No matter what challenges life throws at her, the resilient 83-year-old keeps on exercising.

    For example, she battled cancer — and won. Then she was hospitalized after being hit by a van — and bounced back.

    And this year, Betty faced another new challenge that could have derailed her – but didn’t. She had to fight her way back after a mysterious leg and hip pain, and she has returned as resolute as ever.

    “I don’t even want to think about something so awful that I couldn’t keep exercising,” Betty says. “I will go on as long as I can.”

    Betty’s story is a great example of the power of sticking with exercise, even when it can be tempting to give up.

    First, It Has to Be Fun

    Betty says it’s super-important that exercising be fun. Yes, the health benefits are great – but if you’re not enjoying yourself, you’re far less likely to stick with it.

    That was part of what kept her exercising with her trainer a few years ago after a devastating accident. Twice a week, Betty would walk to her gym and one day was struck by a fast-moving vehicle. She suffered severe injuries and hospitalized – and when she went home, she didn’t want to risk making that walk again. So, her trainer started coming to where Betty lives, in a retirement community and started working out with her there twice a week.

    But earlier this year, pain in her hip and leg became so intense, Betty struggled merely to stand up.

    “It was terrible,” says Betty. “People would say, ‘What’s happened? This is not you.’ I didn’t know what to do about it. I listened to doctors. Went to a pain clinic, had X-rays, and MRIs before finally having cortisone injections.”

    When she was able to resume working out, she started at just once a week for half an hour, rather than twice a week for an hour.

    Our friend and personal trainer, Robert Haddocks focused mostly on stretching and core work. Now, Betty’s back to her old schedule and has even asked Robert to squeeze her in three times a week.

    “Betty has more drive and enthusiasm than most of my clients,” Robert says. “I have a wide range of clients, from high school athletes, aspiring bodybuilders, and even a former NFL player. But Betty easily is my most phenomenal client.”

    Almost Back to Her ‘Normal’

    Betty estimates that she’s about 85 percent back to normal. For her, that means:

    • Bending over (with legs straight) and easily placing her palms flat on the floor
    • Performing chest presses with 30-pound dumbbells for several reps
    • Doing sumo squats with a 65-pound dumbbell.

    Robert says she’s stronger and more flexible than most women half of her age.

    Why does Betty keep going? Simple.

    “Exercise makes me feel better,” she says. “I just feel better, which is, of course, an indication that I should do it more. I’m thankful I have a trainer because I can be dragging when I go to see him, but when I leave, I feel a whole lot better.”

    Betty’s advice about working out is simple.

    “If you haven’t started, start. And if you have started, don’t stop.”

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  3. 3 dieting hacks that work

    Working out hard is an essential part of any fat loss plan. It sculpts your muscles, raises your resting metabolism, whittles down your waist, and gives you functional strength and endurance.

    The only catch is that you can seriously slow, or even reverse, your results by eating poorly. There’s nothing quite as frustrating as when you are working out like a champ only to face the same belly rolls each morning.

    To keep you from giving up in frustration, I’ve put together the following 3 Dieting Hacks to amp up your results.

    Why am I calling these hacks? A hack is used to get results faster. These hacks will fool your taste-buds and your mouth into thinking that you’re eating your regular favorites, when, in fact, you’ll be eating a meal with fewer calories, fewer carbs, and more fiber.

    Recipe hacks mean quicker fat loss and smaller belly rolls.

    That sounds fantastic. So let’s dig right in.

    Dieting Hack #1: RICE

    Rice is a big part of many a meal. There’s white rice, brown rice, stir-fried rice, sticky rice, wild rice, and the list goes on. All of these kinds of rice (yes, even brown rice) come packed with carb and calories. Higher calories are ok if you are a growing child or an athlete, but not so great for someone with a fat loss goal.

    Rather than give up rice completely, because that would make your veggies and meat look lonely on a half-empty plate, let’s turn to Dieting Hack #1.

    CAULIFLOWER RICE: Now, don’t get skeptical on me until you give this food trick a try. To make rice from cauliflower first wash it and trim the leaves and stems. Chop into small pieces and then run those pieces through a food processor with the grating attachment. This process will result in a rice-like consistency. Place the cauliflower rice in a large skillet with a Tablespoon of olive oil and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and you are good to go. Serve your usual vegetable and meat dishes over a bed of cauliflower rice just as you would traditional rice.

    Dieting Hack #2: NOODLES

    Have you ever noticed that when you crave your favorite pasta dish, you mostly want the sauce? Noodles alone are bland and unspectacular. The magic, as well as the protein, is in the sauce.

    Noodles, like traditional rice, are packed with calories and carbs that get in the way of your fat loss results. So, rather than just eating a bowl of sauce, try Dieting Hack #2.

    ZUCCHINI NOODLES: Again, try this trick before you knock it, I’m guessing that you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Wash zucchini, and then run a vegetable peeler down its sides, creating long, wide noodles. Stop when you reach the inner, seedy part of the zucchini. These raw, zucchini noodles do not require any cooking, throw them onto your plate and top with your favorite pasta sauce. (Of course, I’m assuming that you’re not going to use a white, cream-based sauce, but that’s another article for another day.)

    Dieting Hack #3: BREAD, BUNS, TORTILLAS

    Cauliflower rice and zucchini noodles are all fine and dandy for those meals that you prepare at home, but what about your meals that are eaten out? Many restaurant meals revolve around bread, buns, or tortillas. These things are tasty, yet filled with calories and carbs that add to those annoying belly rolls.

    That’s when you turn to Dieting Hack #3.

    THE LETTUCE WRAP: This trick is more popular than the first two, so you may already be familiar with it. How does it work? When ordering your meal, be it a sandwich, burger or tacos, ask for it wrapped in lettuce in place of the bread, bun or tortilla. Most restaurants are cool about it, and you end up getting to eat the right part of the meal – the meat and flavors—without the carb-filled extras. If for some reason the restaurant is unable to wrap it in lettuce for you, then ask for the filling to be placed on a pile of greens and eat it with a fork.

    Try these 3 Dieting Hacks out for the next 30 days, and see how quickly your fat loss results ramp up. The improved outcomes will motivate you to work out harder and more consistently, which will then add to an even higher level of fitness.

    If you aren’t yet one of my clients, now is the perfect time for you to start. My focus is to get you to your goals using my results-driven method.

    Call or email me today to set up your first workout.

  4. The Power of Consistency


    What did you do on the Fourth of July?

    Year after year, two stalwarts prove the power of consistency. While most Americans were enjoying a day off from work, grilling burgers, and watching TV, Fred Moore was racing up and down a mountain in Alaska for the 50th straight year. Fred, 79, has become synonymous with the annual Mount Marathon event in Seward, a port town of 3,000 people about a four-hour drive south of Anchorage.

    Meanwhile, across the country in Atlanta, 89-year-old Bill Thorn was participating in the 50thannual Peachtree Road Race. Bill became the only person to run in each year the 10K event has existed.   Both men share a love for fitness and the outdoors that inspires their communities.

    With similar events around many holidays all across the country, they’re among millions of people young and old who enjoy the powerful social bonds found in fitness.   You don’t have to be as old as they are, live where they do, or even enjoy running to learn from their stories. Apply their inspiration to your gym workouts, yoga practices, golf game – whatever you enjoy and want to continue enjoying.

    Frontier-Style Fitness

    Fred,  says he doesn’t do much exercising specifically for fitness. Instead, he relies on his lifestyle.

    “It just happens when you live this way,” he says.

    Fred and his wife have a farm that’s powered by firewood, which he cuts, carries, splits and loads himself.   He also runs and climbs hills several times a week, including steep, rough Mount Marathon, which is 4,124 feet high in the Kenai Mountains.

    Decades ago, a reporter asked what compelled Fred to keep entering what’s known as the world’s most brutal 5K year after year.

    “She couldn’t understand why someone that age would want to run up and down a mountain. I was in my 40s at the time. Another reporter asked me how do I keep in such good shape at my age. I was 71 then. I said, ‘If you take good care of yourself, this is what 71 is supposed to look like.’ ”

    Here are Fred’s top three tips for fitness over 50.

    1. “Stay active, year-round, and not just in one sport.” Fred runs outdoors, even in winter.
    2. “Don’t overdo anything. People say, ‘I only have a month to get in shape for a race,’ and then they end up destroying themselves.”
    3. “There’s a mindset, too. Just stop for a minute and think, ‘What I did yesterday – can I do that today? And what I did last week? And last month? Then stretch it as far back as you can.”

    Consistency Is Key

    Bill Thorn says staying in shape is all about consistency. Running the Peachtree every year isn’t his only pattern of steady behavior: He works out every day. Period.

    “If you say, ‘Seven days a week,’ you might be getting their attention,” he said in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

    “But then when you say 365 days a year… whoa. People begin to think, ‘What would that take for me to do that.’ ”

    Over the decades, as the Peachtree grew to include 65,000 people each Independence Day, Bill endured a sprained ankle, a battle with cancer, and other physical challenges to keep running, running, running.

    “I’m some kind of a driven person,” he said.

    Indeed. Drive on, Sir!

    Not local? Find a Certified Functional Aging Specialist near you who can help to drive you to become your Personal Best beyond 50 years old!  ​ ​

  5. How to get unstuck when you’re in a rut


    Have you ever felt like something is holding you back from reaching your goals? Whether it’s with fitness, at work, or maybe something with your family, or anything in your life?

    In this article, I’m going to talk about how you can get “unstuck.”

    So, have you ever felt like you were stuck? Like your tires are spinning in the mud, and you can’t get any traction? Even though we don’t like that feeling,  most of us know how this feels.

    Maybe it feels like your feet are stuck in cement, or like there’s way too long of a list of things you have to do BEFORE you can start making progress? Or maybe you think the goal you’re after is for other people, not for you. Now, I’m not going to give you a 5-point plan on beating this feeling because honestly, I think that can be counterproductive. It’s just too much pressure, and I’m all about keeping things simple.

    I’m going to suggest you do just TWO things to get you moving!

    First, and most importantly: Do something real, TODAY to get started.

    What do I mean by this? Let’s say you want to get into better physical shape. You’ve been thinking about it for a while, but you haven’t gotten started yet. Not to steal Nike’s catchphrase, but your next step is to DO something that will get you on your way. Something do-able. To get started, this can be as simple as taking a walk around the block or making that appointment you’ve meant to make. Nothing has to be perfect, and it definitely shouldn’t be complicated. Just DO something to get started.

    Don’t wait until “tomorrow.” NOW IS THE NEW LATER! 🙂

    Now, this does NOT include making a plan or going shopping for new workout shoes. Those are the kind of activities that make it FEEL like you’re doing something … but you’re not.

    So: Do something. Then do a little something tomorrow, too, and also the day after that but try not to make a big thing out of it. Let go of perfection. Over time, you will build up momentum, and that “stuck” feeling will begin to go away. When you’re ready, THEN you can start making more concrete plans. I’m always here to help you when it’s the right time.

    The second thing is to focus on TODAY.

    Make it the best day you absolutely can! How do you do that? You think about other things you can do right now, to dominate your day and reach your goals! Have you read the book Own the Day, Own Your Life by Aubrey Marcus? It’s all about making each day your BEST day. There’s a ton of great info in it that will get you pumped up about squeezing everything you can out of your time! It does it powerfully, and not in a stressful, doing-so-much-you’re-overwhelmed way. Here’s one of my favorite quotes from the book:

    “To live one day well is the same as to live 10,000 days well.
    To master 24 hours is to master your life.”

    It’s so true.

    One thing he does every morning is to start each day with a glass of lemon water to kick off his day with a healthy detox, and then he spends a few minutes in natural light to help wake his body up. Sounds simple, but it can make a real difference. I like to journal thoughts as they rise for up to 3 pages to declutter my mind in preparation for my day ahead. Then sit quietly for anything to rise that my Higher Power might have for me. Can you think of a couple of things you can do today to move you forward? If you can come up with an idea or two, then get them done!

    Focusing on one day at a time – TODAY! – Makes reaching your goals less overwhelming. Then, when you wake up tomorrow, you do the same thing, focus on making it the best day ever. Every single day is a new day to dominate and own. Pretty inspiring, right? What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.

    Here is a recap:

    Tip No. 1: Take an ACTION TODAY, not tomorrow. It doesn’t matter how small.

    Tip No. 2: Focus on owning your day. Every single day.

    I hope this has been helpful! I’d love to know what your “one” thing is for today if you’d like to share it!  Leave it in the comments below so I can see what it is.

    Make it a fantastic day, and thanks for reading!

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  6. Need motivation? Open me!

    A dose of motivation will change your life almost overnight.

    The best part of my job is seeing our clients who are over 50-year-old achieve amazing results. Whether they begin to move better, feel betters, get off their blood pressure meds, or improve their health in any way, the excitement is always contagious.

    There isn’t a clear way to describe the euphoria that settles in once you’ve begun to realize your fitness goal. You have to experience it.

    Though each successful client is unique with different goals, one element unites them.

    They are all highly motivated.

    You see, I am in a unique position. I know how to get you (or anyone else who walks through my door) into much better shape. I can coach you through a 50-pound weight loss. I can guide you to a healthier body. I can even train you into a toned master athlete.

    But there is one catch.

    You’ll need to be motivated.

    See, saying that you want to get into better shape isn’t enough. You need motivation—and that’s just half of the equation. The other part (and the most important) is ACTION.

    Nothing happens until you take action.

    You can want it, think about it, mull it over, ponder it, plan it, and then re-plan it. But nothing happens until you take action.

    While I may not know your story—it’s probably safe to assume that you are dissatisfied with the condition of your health and know that you can improve your fitness level. You want to look better, to have more energy, to experience fewer aches and pains, and to enjoy sweet satisfaction as you achieve your goals once and for all.

    I know that all of my successful clients were once in your shoes. They wanted to change the way they were moving, feeling, and looking. They felt the urgency. And then they did what most fail to do. They took action, and they contacted my training studio.

    But there is more to it than that. Our successful clients from the get-go committed to a program, put in the exercise, stuck to their diet, and met their goals. There’s nothing more gratifying than breathing and moving better and as a bonus,  getting back into those clothes that now sit in the back of your closet.

    The men and women we reach out to who take massive action get massive rewards. And those that talk about getting in better shape will continue on an aging trajectory that is in rapid decline. I hate to put it that way, but it’s the truth.

    So what do you want?

    • To move better
    • To feel younger
    • To drop 20 pounds
    • To look better in your clothes.
    • To become healthier overall.

    How bad do you want it? How much motivation do you have? Do you have enough motivation to take MASSIVE ACTION?

    The rewards are great IF you do.

    (Your first step is to call or email me now to get started.)

    ​If you’re not local, it’s ok; find a Certified Functional Aging Specialist near you ​

  7. 21 reasons to open this post…

    Today I’m writing to motivate you to take action.

    I understand the frustrations that you have when it comes to your body. I know all about your insecurities over the condition of your health and how hopeless that can feel.

    The answer to your fitness frustrations is to get you up off the couch and into the gym, day after day. So here’s my pep talk in bullet form—21 rewards that you will gain from regular exercise.

    Do yourself a favor and print this list and post it where you’ll see it every day. When you need motivation or encouragement, merely read over this list and take action.

    Remember that action alleviates anxiety. So whenever you’re feeling anxious over the current shape of your health, take that as a reminder to jump into action. And then begin to reap these 21 rewards of exercise.

    1. You’ll reset your body:

    Exercise is a giant reset button. A good workout will block appetite swings, improve your mood and even help you sleep.

    2. Your clothes will fit better:

    Consistent exercise will tone and tighten your body, causing your clothes to look nicer on you. Also, physical activity ensures that soon you’ll be trading your clothes in for smaller sizes.

    3. You’ll be less stressed: 

    You have enough stress in your life—it’s time for a break. A good workout invigorates your muscles, leaving you relaxed and less stressed.

    4. You’ll have more energy: 

    WebMD tallied research studies and concluded that 90% prove exercise increases energy levels in sedentary patients. Next time you feel fatigued, fight it with the most potent tool available: physical activity.

    5. You’ll be stronger: 

    Exercise improves muscle strength and endurance, two things that you use throughout each day. When you exercise consistently, you’ll be pleasantly surprised when difficult tasks begin to seem effortless.

    6. You’ll be less likely to binge:

    Exercise has a powerful anti-binge effect on the body. This effect is due in part by an increase in sensitivity to leptin, a protein hormone, which has an appetite-taming impact on you.

    7. You’ll burn calories:

    You know that excess body fat is made up of stored and unused calories. Fight back by using up loads of calories with fat-blasting functional fitness workouts.

    8. You’ll be more confident:

    Who doesn’t wish they walked and talked with more confidence? A consistent exercise program will give you more confidence. Fit and healthy exudes confidence at any age!

    9. You’ll have fun:

    Believe it or not, exercise can be delightful. Remember how fun it was to run around as a child? Tap into your inner child as you find a mode of physical activity that gets you excited.

    10. You’ll reduce your blood pressure:

    Exercise has been proven more effective than medication in lowering blood pressure to normal levels. A single workout has been shown to reduce blood pressure for the day, and regular exercise reduces overall blood pressure in the long run.

    11. You’ll lose the jiggles:

    Regular exercise tightens flabby arms, legs, and waistlines. So wave goodbye to the jiggles with a safe and effective functional exercise program.

    12. You’ll increase insulin sensitivity:

    Researchers at Laval University in Quebec discovered that exercise improved insulin sensitivity dramatically. Peak after-meal insulin levels dropped by more than 20 percent after as little as three weeks of consistent physical activity.

    13. You’ll sleep better:

    Do you toss and turn for hours before falling asleep? Exercise is a powerful sleep aid. Your tired muscles encourage your body to quickly fall asleep so they can get their overnight repair work done.

    14. You’ll lower your risk of heart disease:

    Regular exercise strengthens your heart and makes it more resilient against disease. A sedentary lifestyle is a significant risk factor for heart disease, so rest assured that consistent functional fitness is your ally against disease.

    15. You’ll feel great:

    Vigorous exercise releases natural endorphins (happy hormones) into your bloodstream that dissolve pain and anxiety. You’ve probably heard of ‘runner’s high,’ this can be achieved at any age by a great functional fitness workout.

    16. You’ll lower your risk of diabetes:

    Studies show that exercising as little as half an hour each day can dramatically reduce your risk of diabetes. If you are at risk of diabetes, or already have diabetes, regular exercise is the most effective treatment for reversing the disease.

    17. You’ll meet like-minded people:

    You could benefit from a group of new, energetic friends, right? Gyms, small group personal training, workout studios, and even the jogging trail are all great places to connect with fun new friends.

    18. You’ll improve your BMI:

    You know that maintaining a healthy BMI is key in disease prevention. Exercise is the best way to keep your BMI under control.

    19. You’ll increase your endurance:

    Do you ever get out of breath when walking up stairs or through the mall? Regular exercise builds your endurance for everyday activities.

    20. Your doctor will be impressed:

    How many times has your doctor given you the lecture about losing weight and exercising more? Exercise regularly and get your MD off your back!

    21. You’ll look amazing:

    Are you happy with the shape and size of your body? Regular exercise works wonders on your physique. Within a few weeks, you’ll see shape and tone in all the right places.

  8. 7 REALLY GOOD Reasons to Exercise

    Have you thought about starting an exercise program but haven’t done it yet? Here are 7 REALLY GOOD reasons to get started today!

    Reason #1: To Melt Fat Away

    The most coveted side effect of exercise is, of course, fat burn. The combination of a challenging exercise routine and a balanced meal plan is the best-known way to lose fat. Here’s what losing fat feels like:

    • Your pants become loose
    • People around you begin to say that you look great
    • A glance at yourself in the mirror makes you smile
    • Your energy levels soar
    • You feel amazing

    Reason #2: To Alleviate Pain

    Regular exercise is a great way to alleviate chronic muscle and joint pain. Persistent back pain can be lessened by strengthening your core, and you’ll protect yourself against injury. It amazes people when the chronic pain that they’ve lived with for years begins to fade after starting a regular exercise program.

    Reason #3: To Increase Lean Tissue

    More muscle is good for many reasons. You see, muscle burns five times more calories each day than fatty tissue. When you exercise your body composition will change to contain more lean tissue, thus resulting in extra calories burned while you sleep. What could be better than that?

    Reason #4: To Stay Young

    Tim D. Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College in London, led a study on the effects of exercise on aging. The results were astounding. They found that exercise appears to slow the shriveling of the protective tips on bundles of genes inside cells (called telomeres), which means a slowing of the aging process.

    Here’s the study in a nutshell:

    • Telomeres cap the ends of chromosomes and every time a cell divides, the telomeres get shorter.
    • Once a telomere gets too short, that cell can no longer divide.
    • Aging occurs as more and more cells reach the end of their telomeres and die. This results in weakened muscles, skin wrinkles, loss of eyesight and hearing, organ failure and slowed metal functioning.
    • The study analyzed the telomeres from the white blood cells of twins over a 10-year period. Telomere length was used as a marker for the rate of biological aging.
    • It was found that the length of telomeres was directly related to that twin’s activity level. “There was a gradient,” Spector said. “As the amount of exercise increased, the telomere length increased.”
    • People who did 100 minutes of weekly exercise had telomeres that looked like those from someone about 5-6 years younger than those who did 16 minutes of exercise each week.
    • People who did 3 hours of vigorous exercise each week had telomeres that looked like those from someone about 9 years younger.

    Reason #5: To Prevent or Control Type 2 Diabetes

    Regular exercise helps to stabilize blood sugar levels. This is something that people with type 2 diabetes, or at risk for type 2 diabetes, gain substantial benefits from.

    Exercise improves the body’s use of insulin, and the related weight loss improves insulin sensitivity. Of course, patients with type 2 diabetes need to follow guidelines from their doctor before starting an exercise program.

    Reason #6: To Lower Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Levels

    Exercise has shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels for these two reasons:

    1. Weak Heart Muscles pump little blood with lots of effort. By exercising you strengthen your heart muscles and train them to pump more blood with less effort. The stronger your heart is the less pressure will be exerted on your arteries.
    2. Exercise Increases HDL levels in some people—this means a decrease in your risk for heart disease. Other heart disease risk factors such as weight, diabetes and high blood pressure all show improvement with regular exercise.

    Reason #7: To Feel Great

    The first thing that clients tell me after starting an exercise program is how much better they feel. Most didn’t even realize how bad they felt. It is easy to get used to feeling sluggish, achy and unmotivated. Exercise boosts your energy levels and makes you feel amazing.

    The quickest, easiest way to guarantee that you’ll meet your fitness and weight loss goals is to work one-on-one with a qualified fitness professional. You’ll be held accountable with your workouts and you’ll be instructed properly and shown techniques and strategies that will expedite your results.

  9. What Motivates You?

    Being above the age of 50 and wanting to live a healthier and more active lifestyle is something that a lot of people not only need to do but also want to do.  But this is not the only thing that motivates people and every person has their own unique goals and aspirations.

    Being Functional Aging Specialists means that we help men and women, over 50, reach their goals and do it with ease at mind.  Helen Peters is one of our awesome clients who came to us with a specific goal in mind.

    “I got started because this summer I’m going to be attending my 40th high school reunion.  I met Lisa at Rotary and I made a commitment that she was the way to make this happen.”

    In just six weeks, Helen lost 7.6% body fat and lost a total of 15.2lb of fat!  Not only was she losing body fat but also managed to put on 6lb of muscle.

    “I just feel that I’m treating my body better.  I love the eating plan and eating healthy, just on the outside of the grocery store.  They say shop on the outside of the grocery store, and that’s what we did.

    I’ve always tried to exercise and be healthy, but again, I think it was changing in that for the first time I saw results.” – Helen Peters

    Watch this video and hear from Helen how YPB has been a life changing experience for her.

    Have Commitment?

    One of the main reasons that Helen did so well was her commitment to our program and the fact she was at a point in her life where she was ready for a change.

    At YPB, we help men/women, over 50, move better, feel better and age actively. We have the knowledge and experience to help you achieve your best possible health and quality of life. If you are ready to make a change, like Helen, give us a call today!



  10. Let’s get fired up!

    An authentic surge of motivation can change our life immediately.

    The best part of our day is seeing clients (who are over 50 years old) just like you achieve amazing results. Whether they begin moving better, feeling better, get off their blood pressure medications, or shrink their waist, the excitement is always contagious.

    It’s hard to describe the euphoria that settles in once fitness goals have been achieved. It’s one of those things that you have to experience to understand.

    Every single one of our mature fitness clients who have achieved massive results have ONE THING IN COMMON…

    They are all highly motivated.

    We are in a unique position. We know how to get the over 50 crowd into great shape and we can coach you through a 50-pound weight loss if needed and so much more.

    As Functional Aging Specialists, the most important thing we do is guide you to a healthier body. We can even train you into a toned master athlete if that’s what you want! Not too many do!

    But there is one catch.

    You’ll need to be motivated.

    Just saying, or even just thinking, that you want to get into better shape for the rest of your life, isn’t enough. You need motivation—and that’s just half of the equation. The other part (and the most important) is ACTION.

    Nothing happens until you take action.

    You can want it, think about it, mull it over, ponder it, plan it, and then re-plan it. But nothing happens until you take action.

    While we may not know your story—if you’re over 50, it’s probably safe to assume that you want to drop fat and tone up. You want to look better, to have more energy, to experience fewer aches and pains, and to enjoy the sweet satisfaction as you achieve your goals once and for all.

    We know that all of our successful clients were once in your shoes. They wanted to change the situation of their health. They felt urgency. And then they did what most fail to do. They took action and contacted us.

    But there is more to it than that. They then committed to a program, put in the exercise, stuck to their diet and met their goals. There’s nothing more gratifying than getting back into those smaller size clothes that now sit in the back of your closet, pick up your grandchild for a playful toss in the air, or simply look forward to walking your dogs with more ease and less pain.

    People over 50 who take massive action get massive rewards. And those that simply continue to talk about losing weight will continue to put weight on, pound after pound. I hate to put it that way, but it’s the truth and over weight is slowing you down even more!

    So what do you want? To …

    • drop some fat pounds
    • move better, feel younger
    • look better in your birthday suit
    • become healthier

    How bad do you want it? How much motivation do you have …enough to take MASSIVE ACTION?

    The rewards are great IF you do. Check out a few more reasons “Why our Clients Love Us” 

    Your first step is to call or email us now to get started! Let’s do this together.​

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Doddridge Plaza
3765 S. Alameda, Ste 102
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(361) 857-5087