A person over 40 should NOT be doing the same workout as someone in their 20’s. 

But that’s not what most gyms and personal trainers do. 

They put everyone in the same box and hope that the workout they prescribe magically works for everyone….it doesn’t. 

And it usually leads to either an injury, stopping entirely, or feeling weaker than a kitten (and not nearly as spry!) 

Here are some of the workout styles that people have tried before they came to us: Maybe you have as well…

1. Throwing weights over your head and scraping your shins on boxes


You walk into a cesspool of 20 and 30 somethings..many are shredded with shoulders as big as boulders. 

The workout of the day is primarily the same for everyone.

It’s intense, fanatical, slightly culty, and the trainer truly believes you can (or want to) be like them too.

It’s loud, dusty and can be dangerous…but you tried because hey “there’snot way it can’t work” right?

Wrong… in a few weeks your joints are hurting and burning worse the Cheech and Chong…

You realize lower impact is probably a good thing… 


2. Coached by a TV classes in a small dark studio with 50 people and 3 pieces of equipment

Simple. Yes. Effective for people over 40 to burn fat? 


Here’s why. There’s usually a repetitive stress injury before any fat loss starts to occur. (I sense a theme here…) 

Plus, these places have even come out and said they don’t talk about nutrition stress management or sleep management because their secret workout zone is all you need… which is complete nonsense. 

Most of the people that come to Inner Strength after this style of workout have reported they worked out more than ever, but actually feel weaker and fatter than when they started...but they did log a lot of workouts in their “zone.” 

And getting stronger by waiving around 10lb dumbbells is more glorified cardio and will do very little for getting stronger or building muscle (the tissue that burns fat.) 


3. “Yoga, Barre and Mat Classes”

Now, we’re fans of things like yoga and pilates as supplements to smart exercise programs. Learning to breathe, stretch and meditate are crucial to overall health and we teach this stuff to our clients. 


Doing 7 mat classes a week as your only form of exercise is bound to leave some things on the table. 

The people that have come to us after spending time in the mind-body world usually tell us that they feel good and limber...but can’t even open a pickle jar anymore and feel winded just walking up the stairs. 

They just need a little horsepower in their lives.