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Active Life Fitness is the first gym and personal training program designed for those over 40 who want to feel younger and age better. What sets our program apart from health clubs and other training studios is we specialize in training people over 40, plus we offer exceptional value for an all-inclusive model. Our members receive a personalized program, semi-private personal training, access to large group classes, nutritional guidance and unlimited gym visits all for one monthly fee.

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It's all in your Head

The other day, one of our Active Life Fitness members was complaining about her "problem area" as she rubbed her belly. She said, "If only I could get rid of this" grabbing a chunk of her midsection.

I told her that the only "problem area" on her body was her head! If we believe we have a problem area, our brains tell our bodies, "keep that area a problem."  The subconscious mind doesn't interpret the goals; it only responds to what it is programmed to do!

Our brains do not differentiate between positive or negative thoughts about ourselves, it just carries out the instruction. In fact, our subconscious minds control 95% of what we do!

How do our conscious minds turn into our subconscious minds? By believing our "truths" about ourselves such as "I have a problem area" and then replaying that story over and over again to ourselves and others until it becomes embedded in our subconscious.

How do we fix it? By thinking posi…

No Magic Pill, Only Sheer Will

Proper nutrition will change your body composition.

Poor nutrition will prevent you from changing your body composition.


Many people believe they can "work off" last nights indulgences or add an extra workout to make up for a summer of chardonnay, but unfortunately, it doesn't work that way.

It takes hard work and pig-headed determination to make these changes. If we are serious and stop the excuses, it will happen. It's not sexy. There is no magic pill, only sheer will.

"I have no self-control."
"Get some." 

Self-control is something you must generate. I promise it is not going to show up on its own. We must be intentional until these new thought patterns become habits.

Here's your armor:

1. Preemptive Strikes. Be prepared for that doughnut offer by practicing saying no (or no thank you to your coworker). My father used to say birds of a feather flock together, and he was right (now I tell it to my kids). Your coworkers who indulge i…

A Cop at the Door

I was awoken by a faint melody in the middle of the night so I turned to my husband to ask him if his cell phone was ringing. He was one step ahead of me because the next words out of his mouth were...

"There's a cop at the door"

My heart sank, adrenaline flooded my body, and illogical thoughts raced through my head. Before I could remember if any of our teenage children had gone out the night before, I was already up the stairs doing a head count. Everyone was home. A sense of relief filled me as I walked down the stairs; I knew that I could handle any news after that. 

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