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Exercise: Your Key to Greater Longevity and Better Health

According to the Center for Disease Control, as Americans age, they exercise less.  According to the study, the older you are, the less exercise you get.  Inactivity ranged from 25% for those aged 50 to 64, 27% for those aged 65 to 74, and 35% for those aged 75% and older.  Inactivity is defined as moving around only to accomplish routine daily duties.

There’s no denying that routine physical activity among older Americans can boost not only their life expectancy, but it also lowers the risk of conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, and some kinds of cancer.  But is inactivity the result of age or our personal choices?  When you consider that a surprising 82% of older Americans living in Colorado exercise daily, you have to assume that inactivity is largely the result of personal choice.

So how can we motivate ourselves to exercise regularly?  An exercise partner can definitely be helpful, but a growing number of older Americans are discovering that a personal trainer represents your very best potential for success, as it combines both an exercise partner with fitness trainer that can help tailor a customer fitness program designed to help you achieve your personal fitness goals.

Once thought to be a personal choice reserved for the mega-wealthy, Fitness Together now offers an affordable alternative for those individuals seeking to improve their health.  Fitness Together offers a proprietary fitness system that provides you with both a certified, professional trainer and a premier, private, one-on-one personal training studio.

“I was 64 when I became a client at Fitness Together with a goal to lose 30 pounds before I turned 65,” said Cheryl Haskins.  “I was probably my biggest obstacle!  It was difficult to stay motivated.  Life tends to get in the way, and as many women, mothers, and wives do, I would put anything and everything else ahead of what I wanted or needed to do for myself.”

Cheryl had been doing Jazzercise three to five times a week for several years.  While pleased with the cardio benefits she experienced, she was unsuccessful at losing the extra weight she wanted to lose, despite trying a variety of diet programs.

“I stopped by Fitness together one afternoon, got some information, and set up a time to do a fitness test,” said Cheryl.  “The rest is history.  I definitely needed to be held accountable.  I knew that having a definite time and place and someone to workout with would keep me on track.”

Cheryl is just one of the many people that Fitness Together has been able to help achieve their personal health goals.

“We can’t stop the aging process,” said Cheryl with a smile, “but we can make it more enjoyable by getting the most out of life, and you can only do that by being able to participate fully in life.”

Regardless of your reasons for not exercising as regularly as you know you should, why not join Cheryl and the professionals at Fitness Together and discover for yourself just how wonderful the rest of your life can become?

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Fitness Together

Bearden
6513 Kingston Pike, Suite 112
Knoxville, TN 37919
865.212.2322

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11521 Kingston Pike
Farragut, TN 37934
865.671.2022

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10752 Hardin Valley Road
Knoxville, TN 37932
865.249.7630

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9430 S Northshore Drive, Suite 102A
Knoxville, TN 37922
865.357.8663

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