Over the past decade, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to train and coach a long list of busy women over 50. And the one thing I’ve personally learned about busy women over 50 is that they simply don’t have the time to waste on ineffective or careless workouts.

My clients in the 50+ community made it very clear they were less concerned with what the latest fitness fads were and far more concerned with getting to their fitness goals quickly. They wanted a fitness program that would give them the extra energy, strength and flexibility needed to take on anything life has to throw at them.

Knowing this I want to give you the 3 key components we’ve used to train and coach hundreds of busy women just like you. And yes, if you add these into your training program you’ll love your workout and the results it provides you…

Component #1: Add More Flexibility Training

Becoming more flexible is vitally important for any adult, especially those over 50. As we’ve all experienced, we tend to get more stiff as the years go by so getting our bodies more flexible is priority #1.  A stiff and immobile body resists and prevents us from doing the exercises that we need. Your restricted and stiff joints act the way an emergency break does on a car, by not allowing you to move with ease. Most workouts only touch on your flexibility during a warm up. This is a significant error that you want to avoid making. For the best results possible you’ll need to sprinkle in different flexibility movements throughout the entire workout. Your results will skyrocket by placing a greater emphasis on moving better. Your body will be free to move and free to enjoy exercises without limitations, pain and discomfort.

If you’re in the 50+ community flexibility is most important. If you’re immobile; you’ll also be weak and poorly conditioned.

Component #2: Focus On Slow, Controlled Strength Exercises

While becoming more flexible is extremely important, getting stronger is also very high on your priority list. Your flexibility and strength exercises intertwine and work in perfect harmony when done with the proper form. The exercises that give you flexibility set the stage for you to do strength based exercises. I’ll often give a client two exercises to do together. One exercise focuses on improving their flexibility while the other addresses their strength.

By blending both flexibility and strength exercises into the same workout you can expect wonderful results. As a side note, perform your strength exercises with slow and controlled form. Most rush through their strength exercises which leads to poor form and injuries. Strength training is a skill that must be learned so take your time and master perfect form. Your results will only be as good as your form. Fast, sloppy form will only produce excessively sore muscles and potential injuries.

Component #3: Become A Student

So with any area of your life that you had success you become a student first, right? If you went to school at some point and became an expert in a specific field you first were a student in a classroom and then in the field before becoming a true expert. If you’ve ever played a sport and progressed to play at a higher level you were first a student under different coaches. The fact is, if you want to transform after 50 and truly obtain the level of fitness you’re looking for to ensure you enjoy your life to the fullest you’ll first have to become a student under someone who can teach you everything you need to know about your body and how to best train it for results. People love to bypass the step of learning under a coach when it comes to their body and health but they all learn the hard way it’s a dead end road.

So today, I wanted to give you the truth. If you’ve a busy women over 50 who wants to get back to feeling like herself again then you’ll first need a coach to walk with you on the journey.

And yes, as some of you have already heard, I’ll be launching a specialized online coaching program this spring for you guessed it…

Busy women over 50 who want to feel and look their absolute best. While I’m still creating this program I’ll be sure to let everyone know when it’s done since 10 lucky ladies will get the chance to be the first group to go through this life changing program.

Enjoy your week!

Jason Zawodniak ​

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