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Mar 22, 2021

For years the prevailing wisdom on exercise for older adults has been that as we get into our sixties that we should 'slow down' or 'take it easy' and maybe not do so much exercise. Nothing could be further from the truth, as we age we need to remain consistent with exercise and that means exercising to a point of fatigue.

Exercise is stress imposed upon the body, too much could cause injury, too little could result in disease, finding the right amount of exercise to achieve and maintain optimal health throughout the aging process will require some trial and error. However, two fitness instructors seemed to have cracked the code and have developed the optimal way to exercise well into the later years of the human lifespan.

Elisabeth Halfpapp and Fred Devito teach barre exercise, a method of exercise that uses lighter weights and bodyweight movements for higher repetitions to produce tremendous results. For years, Lis and Fred ran Exhale, a studio based in Manhattan, now they operate, a virtual platform that delivers their unique brand of fitness to exercise enthusiasts all over the world.

This episode of All About Fitness features co-host Tricia Murphy Madden, one of the leading instructors in the fitness industry; the conversation today focuses on how barre exercise can help participants remain fit and maintain optimal health well into their later years. Lis and Fred are in their sixties yet have maintained energy levels and appearance that far surpasses fitness instructors many years younger. This is a fascinating conversation about the benefits of exercise throughout the aging process and how you can use fitness to achieve optimal health at any age.


Take a virtual barre class with Lis and Fred on the CoreBarreFit platform:


Purchase Lis & Fred's book: Barre Fitness


Learn more about barre with Hitting the Barre, an article from CERTIFIED, the online magazine of the American Council on Exercise 


Exercise for the Fountain of Youth - $7; reviews the research of how exercise can help extend the life-span; it includes exercises and workouts to help you slow the effects of time.


FOLLOW THIS LINK to pre-order Pete's upcoming book; Ageless Intensity: Effective Workouts to Slow the Aging Process


For fitness professionals, personal trainers and group fitness instructors - earn your continuing education credits for ACE, AFAA or NASM as you learn how to design exercise programs that could slow down the aging process with the course:

Exercise Program Design for the Fountain of Youth; $49 (0.3 ACE; 0.4 NASM, 4 AFAA - it includes the e-book)



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Want to learn how to design your own programs to slow down the effects of the aging process? Invest in a copy of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple - sign up for the mailing list to receive a free chapter and workout from Smarter Workouts AND be eligible to be invited to FREE HIIT at Home workouts! 


Learn more about the human body and how to design your own exercise programs with one of the All About Fitness e-books


Functional Core Training - $7; based on the research of Dr. Stuart McGill, it teaches you how to design workout programs that will have you looking great and moving pain-free.


Dynamic Anatomy - $7; reviews how the muscles in your body actually function, provides a number of exercises for how your muscles are really designed to work.


Each one of the All About Fitness workout programs includes exercises for strength, metabolic conditioning and mobility to help you earn the body you want:

8 week Dumbbell Strength Training - $12

8 week Kettlebell Conditioning - $12

8 week Functional Core Strength Training  - $12


Bundles of e-books and workout programs - train your brain as well as your muscles!

Functional Core Training and Dynamic Anatomy - $12

Dynamic Anatomy and Core Training Workout Bundle - $19

Dynamic Anatomy recorded webinar and e-book - $19


If you are a fitness professional, you can earn CECs with one of the following courses, approved for continuing education credits by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA):

Dynamic Anatomy: Learn how the muscles and fascia function as an integrated system and how to use that information to design the workout programs that deliver results for your clients. 0.2 CECs - $29


Glute Reboot: Learn how the most visible muscles in your body work as well as a variety of exercises to help them function (and look) better 0.2 CECs - $29

Total Body Core Training: Learn the science of exercise program design and how to apply it to build a stronger core from the inside out. 0.4 CECs - $67