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I plan on doing everything I can to stay fit and healthy to do all the things I love to do for as long as possible – Gord, Project Body Smart

We’ve always been a little ahead of the trends

Anyone remember the old aerobics classes?

Or the classic bright colors of the exercise outfits of the 1980s?

Fortunately, they weren’t all ridiculous. Sometimes trends indicate important movements that get more people excited about improving their lives through regular exercise, which we have always and continue to support.

And now we’ve been leading a trend that couldn’t be more rewarding and relevant.

It’s the growing impact of fitness for mature adults, recognizing the growing needs of people in midlife and beyond. Not to exclude the younger folks who think they can get by with just youth on their side. The younger you get started at regular exercise the better off you’ll be when you hit midlife and beyond.

In fact, this year health and fitness for older adults is No. 3 on an annual ranking of the world’s most important fitness trends published by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). In my opinion it’s THE most important trend.

“Many Baby Boomers are entering retirement and adopting a lifestyle that focuses on fitness,” the ACSM says. I say we should start a lot earlier than when we retire but better a little later than never.

It’s involves more than just Baby Boomers, too, encompassing people now in their 40s and 50s, as well. But there’s no denying this: The number of North Americans 65 and over rose by a significant amount from 2010 and 2021 – and it’s predicted to continue that way through 2040.

People are living longer, and they know they need strength, agility and endurance to enjoy their favorite activities, remain independent, and stay healthy. If you wan to live longer, better than you need to get started now. Whatever that looks like for you. I recommend you find someone qualified in Functional Aging Fitness to help you get started.

Just like you! If you’re reading this, it’s because you, too, know that staying active is the key to staying healthy both physically and mentally.

And, as surveys have shown in recent years, it’s crucial to providing essential social interaction, as well.

People stick with exercise when it’s fun and when it provides a connection they lack.

We’ve known all of this for a long time, of course. And we want you to see the value in this kind of research. It shows you’re not alone in seeking to live your best life through fitness.

So, we’re also excited about No. 14 on the list of fitness trends for 2024: functional training, which focuses on improving balance, coordination, strength for ordinary activities, and endurance for the everyday life outside the gym. We started Fun Fit Fab and Strong Fit Fab sessions just to provide fitness for this very important trend in the world today.

Functional fitness is ideal for a range of fitness goals, whether you want to:

•           Achieve athletic excellence or just maintain a healthy weight…

•           Travel the world with confidence or just play with your grandkids…

•           Or simply feel better, move better, and look better while making your doctor and or spouse happy.

If those are “trendy” concerns, then we are happy to be considered “trendsetters.”

We’d even wear neon legwarmers again! Ok not me but you can if you want.

A few things we work on in Fun Fit Fab & Strong Fit Fab Sessions that help you live longer, better lives.

Build Strength

Improve coordination

Better Balance

Strengthen Cognition

Gain power

Greater Mobility

Healthier cardio-respiratory

Sharpen Memory

Increase Confidence

Call us today and let’s get started on building your confidence in health and fitness so you can do the things you dream about.

Gordon Palmer – Functional Aging Specialist, Brain Health Trainer, Register Personal Trainer. Over 20 years of experience.

Project Body Smart at Global Fitness and Racquet Centre

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