Fitness For Women Over 50

Here you will find resources, information and encouragement dedicated to
fitness for women over 50. Although one can find much information online for women in general, there does not seem to be many resources available for the very special ladies who have negotiated through life to the station called MIDLIFE.

Why special? Well, you have gone through a lot to get here. You’ve survived childhood and the turbulent teens – remember the heartbreak and angst of those days – and moved along. You have negotiated the paths and pitfalls of young adulthood, with a lot of life decisions (and consequences of those decisions) chalked up to experience.

 Age of many changes

And here we are. Although Wikimedia defines midlife as between the ages of 45 and 64 years, there is something about turning 50 which is life-changing. This is the age of re-evaluating your life. For some of you, this may be the first full 5 minutes to yourself after the busy years of mothering and setting up a home. Only joking, but it may seem like it!  You may also have been building up a career, sometimes at the same time as building up a home, and growing healthy children. Some of you may also be invested in marriage.

So you see, you are a Superwoman of note! A busy life with little time to yourself. Something has to give. Something has to be sacrificed. Very likely, it has been your fitness and maybe even your health. At this point, you feel somewhat worn out and used up. You wonder if you’ll ever find YOU again – the carefree girl who dreamed of a wonderful life filled with adventure and love. The life where you looked and felt like a movie star. Now you feel like a faded and worn out version of yourself, perhaps even a bigger-sized version than you’d like.

You don’t realize it yet, but you are facing the best years of your life! Yep, I know you don’t believe me, but you will see all the many reasons that these years can be the best ever.

Fitness is not just about your body

When we think of fitness, most people tend to think in terms of physical fitness only. That is the most obvious understanding of it. However, fitness can also mean your capacity for doing a role or a task, or thriving in another area of your life. We are made up of body, soul and spirit, not just body. The “body” aspect has to do with health, fitness and nutrition. The “soul” aspect has to do with your personality, interests, talents and skills. What makes you uniquely you! Is your soul fit? And the “spirit” aspect has to do with the indefinable, eternal you. Are you spiritually fit? You are like a diamond with many facets, honed to beauty by going through (the fires) of life.

Find information on Fitness for Body here.

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Author: Natz

I am a certified personal trainer, teacher, and writer with a passion for all three of those things, and elephants! Oh, and owls! I've been involved in counseling and the joy of my soul is to help as many people in life that I can.

8 thoughts on “Fitness For Women Over 50”

  1. I look forward to seeing more of this website as fitness of body and mind is close to my heart. Despite being a little over the age range of 50-64 I do actually feel younger than my years and I aim to stay that way for as long as possible.
    You are right, when I think of all I have gone through during the many years of my life, I have not succumbed and have made it thus far, bringing into the world on the way, two lovely girls who have had 3 amazing children themselves.
    This will hopefully prove to be a great website for us older gals and I will look out for future articles and advice on staying fit and young at heart to boot! Ches

    1. Thanks for your input Ches. I will definitely be adding new information at a rapid rate from now on, so please keep checking. Should you be interested in any particular content, drop me a line and I’ll see what I can do.

  2. This subject is interesting, I’m 45 and there have been many ups and downs this far. I’m very interested to learn more. I have reached a point where I realze that it’s time to take care of me, both body and soul. This post speaks directly to me and I would be happy to read your future posts as well.

    1. Hi Linda

      Thank you for your comment. 50 is merely a number – some women start experiencing changes earlier like yourself, and some later. Yes, often this is the first time that women actually slow down enough to realize that it’s time to take care of themselves, after a lifetime of caring for others.

      I will be constantly updating my site with posts on interesting topics for the mature ladies, so I hope you do read my future posts. It is good to talk to you!

  3. I really can’t wait for this site to grow because this niche is something close to my heart and I like how older women prioritize their health among anything. This is a really interesting subject where in a lot of people could learn and know what to do since they are now limited with their age.

    Thanks for creating this website because it will prove to be useful for older women and I will share this to my mom 🙂

  4. I used to own and run a health and fitness centre in the UK. One of our biggest markets was women between 40-60 years. It was often just as you described – they had done all the family stuff and had those ‘five minutes’ to themselves perhaps for the first time in forever! They were often dissatisfied with how they looked and felt and wanted to restore their body to something like its former glory. They made the first steps when they walked into our centre and we were able to help many of them meet their fitness goals.

    One of our strengths was that we had a wonderful team of female instructors who were all fit women, also in their late 30’s early 40’s. This was very different to our lot of other centres that had very young and athletic fitness instructors. It can be very hard for a middle aged women, who is perhaps not in the best of condition, to feel inspired by someone who still has all the physical benefits of youth.

    I agree that it needs to go beyond just the physical too. My own site is about mind-body-spirit health and well being. We are multi-faceted beings and our total being has to be in balance if we are to claim real health.

    Great article – well done.

    1. Thanks for your post Steve!

      Yes, it is definitely daunting for an older lady who is not feeling at the top of her game to be confronted by a young, in-shape woman (my friend used to quite rudely say “I can’t relate to an embryo in a g-string!”). It is about relate ability at the end of the day, and women in this demographic face a different set of challenges to younger women.

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