Why Not (Click here for complete post)

Why not have some targets as I do. I have always found it extremely helpful to set targets for myself, always slightly more than I have achieved so far, but enough to make it a challenge. If and when I get there, I then set a new target. So I am always competing with myself. I would highly recommend this approach as it gives meaning […]

“Shock and Awe” (Click here for complete post)

It might appear so when you watch the video, but I am not catching the weights, my hands are here for safety reasons and to make sure Pete’s wrists stay in the right position. Click on the post title to see video. Pete has come quite a long way in a relatively short time. He had never lifted weights in his whole life though was […]

Challenge Yourself (Click here for complete post)

Unassisted Sit To Stand – Peter has done 20. Click on the post title to see the video and see if you can equal that or do more. The next challenge will be with a weight in each hand.

Just One Thing (Click here for complete post)

In Just One Thing, Michael Mosley shows how dumbbells are actually a very smart move for both your physical and mental capacities.   How lifting weights could improve your body and your mind.   “Pumping iron” may conjure up images of muscly gym-goers sweating through a workout accompanied by over-the-top music, but developing a weight-lifting routine can be done easily at home. And the benefits can […]

Grit, Determination and Willpower (Click here for complete post)

Grit, determination, willpower, call it what you like, but this is what you need if you are serious about getting fitter. The good news is that I found it easier as I progressed, not physically easier but mentally. Your confidence increases as you start to see some real progress. I started my journey in the very late seventies after asking my doctor if I could […]

My Learning Curve (Click here for complete post)

I am Lewis, the other half of the blog – a lifelong health and fitness fanatic and a personal trainer and health advocate. That sounds very boring, right? Quite the opposite! I suppose. The real fun and enjoyment began when I started working with people who couldn’t do things around the house and felt isolated because of it. Most people around my age take for […]

“Walking Back to Happiness” (Click here for complete post)

Shades of Helen Shapiro. In my forties and fifties I used to run 5 miles in 35 minutes first thing every morning but those days are long gone. I don’t run anymore. So I decided 4 days ago I have to improve my walking first, before hopefully getting back my ability to run. I miss running, it was something I really enjoyed. So I have […]

The Big One (Click here for complete post)

I’m on my way back to the big one of 32.5kg. In this video we are trying to show that with the mixture of good training, a positive attitude and an overzealous trainer you can achieve what might seem impossible. You will notice that Lewis keeps his hands firmly on the lowering part of the motion and he assures me that this is purely for […]

The Sound of Workouts (Click here for complete post)

A VARIATION ON A “SOUND OF MUSIC ” LYRICI am 85 going on 86,I know that I’m naive.Others I meet may tell me I’m nuts,But still the weights I heave Totally unprepared was IFor the progress I have made,Increasing still my daily routineSo my fitness will not fade. I am 85 going on 86,Daft as a brush, some say,But Frank Sinatra said it all“I DID […]

In The Beginning (Click here for complete post)

Well, not quite at the beginning but very near, I found lifting my arm out straight to my side, level with my shoulder, quite painful in the shoulder. With one position of my hand, particularly so. You may find, you cannot get your arm up that high to start with on one or more of the hand positions but it will come, it just takes […]