Since one of the first steps to “defying gravity” and looking forever young is to learn more about what happens to our bodies as we age, Olympia Gym in Aventura’s Promenade Shoppes will be hosting a “Senior Fitness & Nutrition Seminar” on Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
The seminar will feature topics such as “Learn How to Live a Better Quality of Life” with speakers including expert personal trainer Michael McGinn – who might have to present ID to prove he’s eligible for AARP. Olympia Gym owners Peter and Delia Cicale, both proving “60 is sensational”, are also living proof that it’s never too late to learn how to look and feel your best – no matter how old you are.
“Looking and staying young is easier than you might think,” Delia emphasizes. “I’ve been exercising since my twenties and now, I’ve been able to maintain my weight and look by best at 60. Pete and I follow a very diversified program incorporating strength training, flexibility and aerobic exercise. Even people in their 90’s have seen up to a 200% improvement in strength within a few weeks of starting an exercise program.
“Strength training regularly can stimulate growth hormone production, prevent muscle loss and improve bone strength. A regular exercise program that includes strength training can slow down and reverse many of the effects of aging. Stretching daily to enhance flexibility can also help maintain elasticity in muscles and reduce the risk of joint disease.
“Aerobic exercise bolsters immune function, lowers blood pressure and can keep your heart healthy while also stimulating cell growth, enhancing mental condition and increasing brain function in older adults. Exercising also triggers the release of endorphins which can counteract depression.
“You can start exercising at any age. Long-term studies show being active can cut the risk of premature death by 50 percent. Proper diet also plays a critical role. An anti-aging diet, rich in antioxidants, can prevent damage to the heart, arteries and other tissues.”
Aside from looking great, Pete and Delia love the way being so fit makes them feel – and experts agree, being active and exercising regularly is probably the number one thing you can do to slow the aging process and improve vitality.
“Exercise can be described as a ‘lifesaver’ – an escape from negativity providing the ability to keep up – especially with the young people,” Pete and Delia agree. “It can help you reduce stress, feel revitalized, energetic, happy, stronger, more confident, young and alive.
“What is old? Age is what you make of it. At the Senior Fitness & Nutrition Seminar on Sept. 14, Olympia hopes to inspire men and women of all ages and let them know how being active can change your life…‘Just do it!’ and feel the great life benefits.”
For more information, phone: 305-932-3500 or visit the link www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181057715298436.