Welcome to Forever Active

Forever Active is a boutique fitness and wellness centre dedicated to improving the fitness and wellness levels of men 50+. Through personal fitness training and education my mission is to promote healthy active lives, to prevent functional loss, premature disability and functional dependency.

There is no stronger “pill” than physical activity and it has a whole lot less side effects. Physical activity is addictive because of the way it makes you feel. Forever Active was created to spread that message.

Forever Active has targeted men 50+ because that is a demographic that has been over looked in the fitness and health care field for too long. Except for Cialis® and Viagra® men over 50 don’t get much attention. You don’t see a lot of men 50+ in the gym or out on the street getting regular exercise. Men 50+ have specific fitness and health needs that Forever Active is ready to address on a one-to-one basis.
The 50+ adult male need some special attention too, if for no other reason than to enjoy getting older.

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STRENGTH TRAINING @ 50+January 20th, 2012 There are three dimensions of human frailty- time, disease and disuse.  The passage of time is inevitable.  The onset of disease is the result of internal system...
ACTIVE LIVING AND WELLNESS @ 50+January 19th, 2012 Active Living and Wellness can be defined as the search for enhanced quality of life, personal growth and potential through positive life style behaviours and...
NUTRITION @ 50+January 19th, 2012 Nutrition is the study of food and how the body uses it. For the 50+ adult, nutrition presents special challenges. First, as we age there is often a change in food...
AGILITY, BALANCE AND COORDINATION TRAINING @ 50+January 17th, 2012 The fear of falling for the 50+ adult is a major concern. With the loss of muscle mass, strength, and endurance and the deterioration of neurologic control of our...
CARDIO VASCULAR TRAINING @ 50+January 15th, 2012 The structure and function of the cardiovascular system (arteries, veins, heart and lungs) and the ability of the components to work together is critical for...
FLEXIBILITY TRAINING @50+January 15th, 2012 One of the most overlooked components of fitness is flexibility. However, joint and muscle stiffness is one of the most common complaints of 50+ adults. A lack of...

Book Review- Man’s Search For Meaning

“Man’s Search for Meaning”

                                                 by Viktor Frankl

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom”

                If the above quote does not make you want to read this mesmerizing  book then read on because it gets better. Viktor Frankl’s bestselling legendary book just keeps on giving. The book is divided into two parts. The first is titled, “Experiences in a Concentration Camp” and though he does give graphic description of the “hell” he lived through while incarcerated, Frankl focuses more on how he, as a  psychotherapist, observed and interpreted how the human psyche coped and survived. It is a tough first 93 pages to read but does effectively set up the second part titled, “Logotherapy in a Nutshell”.  Logotherapy, (Logo is Greek for “Meaning”), is the psychotherapy  that he developed. Over the last 53 pages of the book  he explains his theory, and on almost every page there is a nugget of wisdom to be absorbed.

                With this review it is my hope that I do this very powerful book the justice it deserves. It  has the power to help enhance your personal life and the interaction you have with others, but it also has the potential to have a significant effect on a greater scale, for as he says in the last two sentences :

“Since Auschwitz we know what man is capable of.

And since Hiroshima we know what is at stake.”

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Pilates

Introduction

Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by German-born Joseph Pilates who described his method as the art of controlled movements. If practiced with consistency, Pilates will improve flexibility, muscle strength, endurance, and motor control in the whole human body. It puts emphasis on developing a strong core, body alignment, coordination and balance.pilates Pilates’ system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty and intensity from beginning to advanced as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises. At first, to the beginner, Pilates may seem easy, that it does not produce a good work out. However, as your proficiency in performing the exercises improves Pilates gets harder and harder. As your body changes and your skills increase, your ability to work with precision and at a higher intensity will change the nature of each exercise. It is said that there are no plateaus in Pilates. Pilates can be safely and successfully used for post-injury rehabilitation, post pregnancy conditioning, to serve as a safe environment to begin an exercise program for the older adult, and to enhance athletic abilities, especially in sports that require higher levels of muscle control, balance and coordination such as dance, gymnastics and figure skating. Read more…

Yin Yoga

Introduction

Yin  and Yang

Yin Yoga is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature. Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of an object, while Yang is its changing, moving, revealing aspect. These two objects always coexist, and everything in nature can be described in terms of its yin and yang.Swan-one leg

All forms of yoga can be described as Yin or Yang based on which tissues of the body are being targeted. A practise that focuses on gentle traction and the stretching of ligaments, tendons and fascia (connective tissue) is Yin yoga and a practise that focuses on exercising and stressing the muscles is Yang yoga.

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