15 Nov 2020

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Keeping fit in your 40s, 50s & beyond

How can you get started with a fitness program in your 40s and 50s? What are the types of exercise to consider and how do you avoid the lack of motivation, stress and burnout that often gets in the way of achieving your goals? I interviewed fitness trainer and Passion Fit founder Reena Vokoun to find out. 

A passion for midlife fitness

If you follow my blog you may know that during the past year (and mainly during the first lockdown of 2020), I managed to lose 3.5 stone of peri-menopausal weight gain through healthy eating and keeping fit. 

To do this, I discovered and followed the online workouts of fitness trainer Reena Vokoun. I really credit her with changing my views on fitness in midlife and so I contacted her to see if she’d like to share some of her experience and knowledge with this community too.

Reena is the founder of Passion Fit, a San Francisco Bay-based health and wellness company. She really understands what many women like me look for in a midlife fitness program - something low impact, easy to follow and (especially this year) something that can be followed at home in minimal space with minimal equipment.

In this 28 minute video Reena explains all about her recommended approach to keeping fit in our 40s and 50s:

  • Why our changing bodies and metabolism means that you need to switch up your routine to maintain a healthy weight and fitness.
  • Why exercise is so important as we age and the types of exercise we should be considering for keeping fit in our 40s and 50s.
  • How to build confidence when it comes to fitness and explore different varieties of exercise.
  • How to tell when it’s time to switch up your routine to keep challenging your body.
  • The benefits of using weights versus using body weight alone.
  • Why she recommends the Mediterranean diet to midlife women as a foundation of an eating plan.
  • How stress plays a role in sabotaging our health and fitness motivations - and what to do to counteract this.

Watch the full video interview here:

Reena Vokoun is the founder of Passion Fit - you can find her workouts on YouTube

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