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It's NEVER too late: Exercise can prolong the quality of your life: by Larry Smith MD, CPT


You probably know our favorite slogan here at FloMotion Fitness, "It's never too late to reinvent yourself "and it's absolutely true. As I head full speed into those "Golden Years" I realize that the process of aging, is a better alternative to not aging. But getting older doesn't have to be an unpleasant or painful process. Yes, we all have aches and pains. Every morning we are greeted by them. For me, every morning those little pains help me appreciate that I'm still alive. But aches and pains are not limitations. In reality, they can be opportunities.

We have multiple clients who are at different points in their physical fitness journey. They are all working hard to achieve their goals based on where they are and what their personal needs are. Today, we are spotlighting an incredible woman who is not letting her age prevent her from staying fit and reaching her goals! When it comes to starting, accomplishing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle both nutritionally and physically, she's the poster child.

I would like to introduce you to Liz Baltzley, 83 years young, and a real hard working new age woman who leads by example. Liz trains in our gym on a regular basis and she is setting the bar high for the rest of us. She walks, exercises, eats right and yes, still enjoys the occasional cocktail. She trains on her own and occasionally with the staff during our open gym hours. She constantly challenges herself to lift a little more and push just a little harder. Liz recognized long ago that without moving and challenging her body, her body would not stay strong. Without a strong body no one can stay active. Her favorite exercise is the chest press but she does them all.

Her mobility, cognition, strength, mood and personal interactions are exceptional, and it appears will continue on for some time. As she says, "I plan to live to one hundred, just to torture everyone."

One cannot discount the heart, lung and skeletal benefits she receives from working out as well. Osteoporosis is not on the horizon for her anytime soon.

We here at FloMotion Fitness admire and commend you, Liz! Stay After It!

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