Fitness Over 40 – Be Real

By Michele the Trainer

Let’s start at the very beginning.

Michele the Trainer’s 3Ms are:

  • Motivation
  • Movement
  • Mindset

Those 3 are all about the mindset of all 3. Staying motivated, keeping yourself moving and making good decisions by maintaining a healthy mindset. Easier said than done when we live in a world where we are surrounded by advertising.

For tips, Michele the Trainer’s First Five Tips are:


All of these concepts are good for any age, but now we’re over 40, now what? Let’s Be Real and authentic with our healthy lifestyle choices.

B- Bodywork


R- Rest

E- Eat Right





Massage was optional before but as we age we need to make sure we are circulating all of our parts and joints.   Choose a professional practitioner based on referrals from your friends, family and community. Choose a massage style that suits you.


Michele the Trainer’s First Five Tips encourage both:

Move More; Take a Walk

If it Hurts, Please Don’t Do It

You can go light with gentle yoga or yoga therapy, or even physical therapy. Go moderate if you can and if   that’s where you feel great. There is no need for pain, so remember:

 If It Hurts, Please Don’t Do It

Exercise should make you feel invigorated and alive, not injured!

Don’t forget that aquatic fitness is also a good choice for a workout or recovery workout due to the hydrostatic  properties of water for circulation and the pain relieving  properties of warm water for chronic pain, joint pain and arthritis.


Get More Sleep is the second tip of the Michele the Trainer First Five.

Get more rest (go to bed earlier) or take a nap!

E- Eat Right

Eat More Veggies is tip 5 of the Michele the Trainer First 5.  You will learn how much better you feel over time. Just start adding more veggies by themselves or recipes that you like.

A: Authentic

Be Real. Stay authentic. At our age our peers are doing a lot of injections and lifts/plastic surgery and more procedures with consequence in the name of anti-aging. Be real. Be authentic. Listen to your belly brain and do what’s right for YOU! You do not have to follow the herd. You can age with grace and less trauma and avoid the consequences of elective procedures.

L: Lengthening

Warm up and stretch. For example, go for a 10 minute easy walk and then stretch yourself. This does not have to be yoga or have any fancy name. You can just simply stretch the parts of your body that feel stuck or knotted.

 Be Real.

Be Real. Age with grace and authenticity and Be Real. If you have any questions on any of these fitness over 40 or beyond topics, I’m here for you!

Michele the trainer

Michele the Trainer is your Wellness Expert, Motivational and Wellness Speaker, Published Author, Concierge Celebrity Personal Trainer, voted Best Fitness Trainer Los Angeles Daily News 2013/2014. Michele’s success losing 165 pounds holistically and keeping it off since 1998 is very inspirational. Click here for fun free stuff and information from Michele the Trainer



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