What exercises comprise your fitness regime or workout routine that In your fitness journey you discovered your love for Pilates and went on to become a certified classical Pilates instructor, ACE certified fitness trainer? According to you, 5 Pilates moves for women with back pain.
5 best exercises women can do for back pain-
- Plank and side plank
- Banded Pallof Presses
- Glute Bridges
You are a strong advocate of strength training for women & its benefits especially for those in their 40’s. Why so?
As we age, our muscle fibers dwindle in size and number and our balance declines. As females, we are also susceptible to osteoporosis. It is imperative that we add strength training into our weekly exercise routines to combat these aging issues. Most women I work with all want to have a nice physique, which comes from strength training. However, even more than a nice physique is the ability to be strong and independent over the next few decades. I tell anyone who will listen that strength training in middle age is NON-NEGOTIABLE. We deserve to be strong in our latter years for whatever curveballs life throws at us. You can never go wrong from adding more muscle onto your frame.
You are a mother of three, please share the exercise regime you followed through your pregnancy and post-natal recovery for that strong physique?
I was active through my first two pregnancies, but not as active as I was with my third. By this pregnancy, I had been teaching Pilates for years and was much more in tune with my body and what I needed to do post pregnancy. I listened to my body and my doctors’ advice and slowly built back up my fitness routine. I did NOT bounce back after 6 weeks, or 6 months, but I stayed consistent and just kept plugging away at it. I did a lot of walking, easy cycling, and lots of Pilates.
Share input on the diet routine you follow all through the day? 5 supplements women over 40 should incorporate in their diet?
I do not eliminate any food, including sweets. I follow 80% clean eating with lots of vegetables and fruits with a lean protein that is always the star of each meal.
The only supplements I recommend and use myself are as follows:
- whey protein powder (or any protein powder)
- Fish oil (unless you eat a lot of fish)
- A great multivitamin
- Most of the supplements in the fitness industry are garbage and I would never promote anything that I don’t believe is necessary.
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