When you think about the word FIT, what words or images come to mind? Young, skinny, muscles, small waist, fine, tone, etc.. but these words sometimes are not really accurate. Being over 40 myself I know that my health and fitness level now is not what it was when I was in my 20’s BUT don’t be fooled I still have it! They say the metabolism slows down after 30, so you have to work a little harder and be more conscious of the foods you eat to keep the weight off. Your age is just that a number. Don’t allow being a over 40, 50 or even 60 stop you from taking care of your body and loving it. Now, you may have to alter and participate in exercises that are on your skill level but that doesn’t mean you can’t because of your age.
I’ve worked with all types of women from teens to women in their 60’s that have different body sizes, shapes and fitness levels . So when I think of FIT my view may be a little different than most. First to be FIT to me has nothing to do with how old you are or how you look on the outside. Your body image can be misleading. I know and have trained women that were “fit” and they were not fit at all. They looked the part of being healthy and fit but when it came to testing out their fitness they failed miserably. Fitness is a combination of stamina, endurance, flexibility and strength. Not body image. Just because some “looks” like she’s fit doesn’t mean that she is. And vise versa. You can look like you’re healthy and fit and still have unhealthy body comps and medical issues. So when they say, “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”, that statement is definitely one to use when talking about health and fitness.
Final thought. There’s no perfect age or look of being fit. Fitness is ageless.