I will be 40 in a few years. In fact, more than 50% of the personal training clients at Genesis Gym are age 40 or older. That means our personal trainers coach more than 500 “over 40” clients each year.
With these two factors in mind, I wanted to write a guide about the things that we can do to stay fit and have a great quality of life, especially as we approach and pass age 40.
I believe there is no point living long without the joy of great health.
Some principles remain the same no matter what age we are. But some things definitely change.
I can feel these changes in my body as I get older. When I was young I could play basketball for two hours, hit the gym and then still have the energy to watch a late-night movie. Now I need to make sure that I spend my energy wisely or else I would not be able to make any progress.
In fact, with the responsibility of running and growing my business, along with all my social and family responsibilities, I feel like training too much actually makes me less energetic, more stressed and less healthy.
After coaching for over 12 years and helping more than 10,000 clients with various goals and struggles, I have decided to put together a comprehensive list of 40 important tips that have helped Genesis Gym’s personal training clients achieve success. Especially those who are past age 40.