The Fountain of Youth - Strength Training

How many times have you been frustrated by how much harder it is to stay fit as you age and how many new aches and pains you experience? As a personal trainer I’ve heard it said countless times. As a woman who has passed 50, I’ve experienced it firsthand. Why is fitness so much harder as we age and what can we do about it? In general, we achieve our peak muscle mass during our mid to late 30s. After that, muscle mass gradually declines. Since muscle is more metabolically active than fat, as muscle mass declines, metabolism declines. This is why many of us gain weight as we age. The loss of muscle mass also affects balance. Additionally, bone loss begins in the late twenties, which incre

Karen Marcouiller

Personal Trainer and Health Coach

National Sports and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

American Council on Exercise (ACE)

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