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  1. A Daughter’s Love Worked for Mom

    Sometimes when we’re stuck, it takes a loved one’s guidance to help us take the first step toward reaching a goal.

    It can be that way with fitness over 50, whether the loved one is a spouse, friend – or even an adult child.

    Fitness has a way of bringing people closer together.

    Take Sandy Bauer, 77, who admits that, until recently, she never cared for exercise. She wanted to lose weight, gain confidence, and feel better about her appearance, but nothing motivated her.

    “The worse I looked and felt, I just sat around feeling stuck,” she says. “I couldn’t get out of it.”

    But now, Sandy can’t stand to miss a workout. She’s hooked – losing pounds and feeling better than ever.

    The difference? She took the advice of her daughter, Kim Chiodo, 52, and started working out with Kim’s trainer at a gym.

    “It’s taken me a lot to get started,” Sandy says. “But now that I’m doing it and feeling better, I really enjoy it. I like the way it’s helping me, so it makes me want to keep going.”

    Working out with other people is an excellent route to fitness that millions of older people have found. As Sandy learned, the social interaction provided by exercise is one of its most essential elements for older people.

    And exercising with family members is a great way to share common interests, encourage each other, and establish positive habits without feeling nervous about stepping into a gym or studio for the first time.

    Sandy recently moved to Kim’s city, and that helped, Kim said.

    “I knew her potential, but I could see her aging in a way that I knew she didn’t have to,” said Kim, 52. “She was exhausted, down, and frustrated by her limitations, and I knew she was capable of more.”

    Sandy has been enjoying lifting weights for the first time in her life for more than four months now. And she has learned the vital importance of strength training for older people. It staves off muscle loss, known as sarcopenia, and improves bone density, balance, sleep, and mood.

    Sandy arrives at the gym smiling, happy to talk with everyone she sees because she’s so excited.

    “I feel proud that I have done this,” says Sandy, a former dental assistant.

    But no one is prouder than her daughter, a speech pathologist.

    “I’m so happy that she has this newfound confidence in doing something that she never really explored,” Kim says. “She’s happier. It keeps her mind engaged. It’s elevated her mood. She feels better about herself.

    “It gives me goosebumps and peace and happiness. It’s been a bonding thing between the two of us.”

    The admiration is mutual between mother and daughter.

    “Every time Kim puts something on, she looks so beautiful,” Sandy says. “That’s what I’m striving for. She looks so good, she feels good, and she’s strong. She’s my idol. I hope I can continue as she does.”

    Men and Women over 50, bring your parents and let us improve your quality of life by restoring your strength, improving your balance, & reducing your joint pain. Try our 21-Day Strength and Longevity Program  so you can enjoy your favorite activities with your parents for years to come.

  2. Success Story: A Painful Moment Spurs Change

    Significant life changes often follow a moment of clarity that can be startling, liberating, or even painful.

    For Gina Gross, 59, her epiphany came while she and her husband were taking a gym tour in their new community.

    Gross was a recently retired nurse and had become obese over the years, weighing 340 pounds at 5 feet 10 inches tall.

    “That was a very tough day,” she recalls, two years after the gym tour. “I felt like a failure. I’m too smart to have done this to myself, and I did it.”

    Gina turned that heartache into determination. So far, she’s down about 100 pounds and determined to get below 200.

    She says the demands of her ER job contributed to her weight gain. It made her final working years even more complicated, particularly her feet and knees. “Once you get to my size, with pain and arthritis, you don’t feel good working,” she says.

    She has enrolled in a healthy eating course and stuck with her exercise routine. She even keeps building on it. She walks, takes water aerobics, and spends hours a day at the gym working out with weights. Her husband has joined her, and they’ve started hiking in the nearby hills.

    “Now it’s a part of our lives,” she says. “I still have a long way to go, but I feel so good. I feel proud and like my whole life has changed.”

    Are you ready to change your life? Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired like Gina? We can help you make this change. Are you ready – click here for more information –> https://www.ypbstudio.com/21day

  3. Get Inspired! Here’s how they did it…

    There’s nothing quite as inspiring as a truly jaw-dropping before and after picture. I’m talking about a 50+ pound weight loss where they look like an entirely new person.

    It’s striking how much younger people look when the extra fat comes off. An attractive, happy, energetic person was inside of them all along.

    Many popular magazines showcase transformation success stories like this at the beginning of a new year. Flip through the pages of before and after photos and it’s hard not to feel inspired to make healthy changes in your own life.

    It’s also interesting to read how each person managed to lose all the weight. What was their exercise routine? What diet plan did they follow? The truth is that there are many routines and plans that bring success.

    The key is to choose your plan and stick with it.

    Of course, this is where things get tricky, during the stick with it period. This is when life tempts you to lose your focus and get lazy. This is when even the best intentions don’t help you win.

    Below I have compiled a list of Best Transformation Tips that came from the mouths of those who have actually done it. Every tip below is from a fat loss champion who lost 50+ pounds and some even half of their body weight.

    • Fat loss is 80% mental and only 20% physical. Get your mind right if you want to succeed.
    • Focus on non-scale victories like how your clothes fit, how you feel, and how much healthier you are.
    • Fix what’s going on inside before you attempt to fix what’s going on outside. The mind is a powerful part of your transformation.
    • Don’t stress as much on what you are eating, but instead on how much you are eating. Keep calories under control.
    • Find a workout routine that you won’t be bored with, so that you’ll stick with it.
    • Stick to your workout plan no matter how tired you’re feeling that day. Push your body through the motions even if you’re tired.
    • Don’t be afraid to make healthy changes. You have nothing to lose and so much life to gain.
    • Use a slow cooker to have healthy meals on hand to avoid unhealthy meals. Here is a recipe you can try.
    • Use a fitness app to log your meals, workouts and water consumption. This helps to stay on track on those days when you aren’t feeling it.
    • Try eating leafy vegetables and protein throughout the day to increase your energy. As a bonus this also increase the speed of your results.
    • Find a plan and stick with it. Jumping from diet to diet never works in the long run.
    • Get creative with your healthy eating by trying out new recipes. This helps prevent boredom from creeping in.
    • Find an accountability partner who will keep you going strong when temptation hits.
    • Make healthy changes gradually. If you ate a whole pizza yesterday then don’t swear off pizza completely. Just eat one slice today.
    • Don’t give yourself the option of giving up. If you messed up then pick yourself back up and keep moving forward.
    • Remember that the best part of getting into shape over 50 is no longer the six pack abs. It’s about improvements to your self-confidence and overall outlook on life.
    • Be willing to ask for help. Seeking the help of a knowledgeable fitness professional or functional aging specialist to ensure that your efforts are safe, effective and successful.

    Are you ready to unleash that over 50 year old attractive/handsome, happy, energetic person that’s hiding inside of you? I’m here to help you do it. Call or email me today and we will get your own long over do and stunning transformation started!

  4. A Longtime Client Shares Why

    Carol’s Success Story

    Carol-S.-for-YPB-newsletter.PNGMany of you have already met the star of this story as she is the fitness cover model for my new book. Carol has been with my training studio for 14 years and I wanted to kick off 2016 with her amazing story in her very own words!

    A Body Composition Problem

    “I have always been a small person and never really had a weight problem until after the age of 35. My weight was not a weight problem then either, just a body composition problem. I was soft, mushy, and flabby after having my children and only weighed 122 pounds. I went to see a doctor about having some liposuction done on my midsection. He told me I didn’t need liposuction, that I needed a trainer to get me in shape. He said he ‘knew someone’ that might be able to help me and to come see him after six months. This ‘someone’ was Lisa Wright.”

    Skinny Fat

    “Lisa had started a gym in a garage and was helping people like me to learn how to eat and exercise properly. I was 122 pounds and 53% fat!!! Had really never worked out or exercised regularly in my life.

    I worked really hard and achieved some amazing goals in less than four months. Lost 40 pounds of fat and gained 20 pounds of muscle, weighing in at 102. I really looked and felt like a different person. Lisa, along with another trainer at the time, kept me on track through it all.

    I decided to stay after meeting my goal because not only was I afraid to do it on my own but because it became part of my every day routine. That all started in July 2002. I know I can do this on my own now but I don’t want to. I love going to the gym three times a week. It’s challenging, empowering and it is the one hour of the day that I concentrate on just me.”

    In My Fifties Now

    “I just turned 50 this year and I feel strong and healthy. My weight has creeped up a bit but I have maintained my muscle and believe I look better with a few more pounds on me now that I’m older. (Less face wrinkles, lol) I am comfortable with my weight and have more concern now about how I feel than the number on the scale.

    My family loves to travel together and I am very proud to be able to keep up with my active teenagers no matter what they are up to. I started running in 2002 and continue to do so when time allows, usually just three miles or so a couple times a week. Lisa got me to run a 10K with her when I turned 50. I had never run that far before at one time but was very proud to have finished strongly with her.”

    With Age Comes Issues

    “I go to the gym three times a week for an hour and have done so for 14 years. Lisa has worked with me through kidney stones, vertigo, allergies and asthma, surgeries and injuries. I usually give her a call, explain the problem and we figure out how we can modify things so I can keep working out. I know that when I leave the gym I’m going to feel better than when I arrived.”

    No Makeup Required

    “The gym is no longer in a garage, it’s a really nice studio now. It’s private so I don’t feel like I have to get fixed up to go to the gym but there is always someone there to talk and laugh with while we are working hard. I love that there is no judgement, just everyone supporting each other, working towards the same goal. By the way, I did go back to that doctor after six months but decided against any surgery.”

    Learn More About Carol’s Story HERE!


    Imagine this ….
    Where could you be with your health and fitness in 12 years if you started TODAY?

    Let Carol’s story help you to make short term decisions toward your long term health concerns.
    Call 361-549-4604 or email me, I would love to be a part of your fitness success – Guaranteed Results!

    Yours in Health and Fitness,
    ~ Lisa


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