The myth that you have to be in your 20’s to have the body you’ve always wanted needs to be dispelled once and for all. You can be fit and fabulous at any age! In fact, having a regular fitness routine leads to all kinds of health benefits including improved sleep, boosted mood, disease prevention and, of course, weight loss! I turned 40 this year – and I’m in the best shape of my life!

As we age, our metabolism slows which makes it more difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Regular exercise can increase metabolism and strengthen muscles which helps burn more calories and lose excess pounds.

It’s never too late to start!

Maybe it’s been a few years or even decades since you last slipped on your tennis shoes. That’s okay! Even if your last workout routine was Sweatin’ to the Oldies with Richard Simmons, it’s never too late to dive back in. The key is finding a fitness regime that works for you. Bootique Fitness has fitness classes around San Diego that make working out whenever and wherever convenient for all! The personal trainers at these women only classes will work with all fitness levels to tailor a workout specifically to your needs, no matter what your fitness level.

Now is the time

Are you tired of feeling tired? Studies show regular exercise of just 20 minutes a day three times a week increases energy and reduces fatigue. Not only that, getting your heart pumping can reduce your risk of age-related disease and keep you looking youthful. So, what are you waiting for!

Turn back the clock

You may have heard of the latest buzzword in fitness – HIIT – or high intensity interval training. This style of workout alternates short bursts of exercise with quick recovery periods which torches calories and has been shown to boost metabolism, melt fat, build muscle and reverse signs of aging at the cellular level. Evidence shows with this style workout, the older you are, the more the ability of your cells to take in oxygen and produce energy improves. Raising the intensity of your workout will help you reach your goals faster, too, and Bootique offers multiple class types, including HIIT, so you can find the workout that is right for you.

If you are just starting a new fitness program, be patient with yourself. Results won’t happen overnight, so set realistic goals with your trainer. Don’t give up if the scale doesn’t budge immediately, but if you put in the work and are intentional in your actions, soon enough you will reap the rewards of the new and improved you.