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How We Train For Successful Aging (Video)

Last January I was approached by Jill Ramsdell, the Engage Life Director at Atria Merrimack Place in Newburyport, to help make the fitness classes at this senior living community better. Jill had come to realize that the classes need to include more exercises that targetted core strength, mobility and balance for her senior residents. And…
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Add Some Power To Your Workout (Video)

One of the most neglected components of fitness training for the general public is power development. We tend to think of power– strength training at high speeds– as being for athletes only. As I wrote in the Los Angeles Times in 2008, every time we get out of a chair, climb stairs or react to…
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Upper Body Pushing (Video)

Our final video in our series “If You Don’t Take Care of Your Body Where Are You Going To Live?”

Upper Body Pulling for Better Posture (Video)

The 4th video in our “If You Don’t Take Care of Your Body Where Are You Going To Live?” series shows you exercises to offset the bad posture we all develop living in a digital world. Learning to do these exercises which help pull your shoulder blades down and in can help improve posture and…
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Save Your Back Stabilize Your Spine (Video)

Our third video on movement patterns in our series “If You Don’t Take Care of Your Body Where Are You Going To Live?” is about how we train the core to protect the spine.

Save Your Back Strengthen Your Legs (Video)

Our second part of “If You Don’t Take Care of Your Body, Where Are You Going To Live?” shows knee dominant exercises (think bending at the knees) to strengthen your legs and preserve your back. Variations of these exercises are part of your daily fitness program at Bruce Cohn Fitness.

If You Don’t Take Care of Your Body, Where Are You Going to Live? (Video)

More than a catchy headline, this question is one we all need to think about when it comes to exercise and how we make our way in the world. And it is true at every stage of your life. The choices we make in our work and in our play affect our bodies and cause…
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Good Training Is Good Training

Recently, while speaking with a sports medicine professional, I was asked what type of clients I specialize in. I hesitated to answer for while a number of my clients are baby boomers and older, I also work with a number of high school athletes and count folks from every decade in my client list. Thus…
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Good News About Strength Training and Aging

As a personal trainer and strength coach I am privileged to be able to see the incredible gains my clients make physically, mentally and emotionally. Nowhere is this more evident than with aging Baby Boomers. A 2007 research study¬†found that strength training twice a week not only decreased functional decline in the elderly, but that…
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Having Fun While Getting Fit (Video)

You may think of working on getting fit as a grind involving weights and endless time on the treadmill. Check out this video of a training session using ladders, PVC pipe, medicine balls and battling ropes that is both playful and effective.