A Bikini Champ at 56

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Our interview today:  Personal Trainer and Anti-aging expert Barbara Wade: After turning 50, I became dedicated to living a fit and healthy lifestyle. Like many of my clients, there had been times in my life when I had been active and in shape, and there were times when I was more involved with other things and allowed my fitness goals to take a back seat. I realized at 50, that if I wanted to look and feel my very best that I had to make it a priority and keep it a priority for the rest of my life. My first step was to lose the thirty pounds I had gradually gained over the years, and then educate myself in nutrition. I committed myself to exercising every day and read every fitness magazine I could find. By the time I was 56, I entered my first bikini competition and came in 1st Place! I’ve continued to compete and win more titles in bikini and sports model. Of course, everyone I knew wanted to know how I did it. I became certified as a personal trainer because I love feeling great and looking my best, and I want others to feel that way too!
I feel that mature individuals have different fitness needs and goals. The most important component to becoming fit is consistency. And to be consistent, it takes a plan with diet and exercise. It also takes motivation, and to remain motivated we need to see results. When you feel great and look great, you’re empowered and excited about life! In addition to a plan of action with exercise, eating real foods is important to creating your best body. When accessing a client and creating a game plan, I take into account lifestyle, preferences and how we may work around limitations to achieve the client’s goals. Periodically, we will reevaluate, make adjustments, and go to a new level. I believe that you should have fun and feel good while you’re exercising, and afterwards you will be energized.

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