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Your Top 5 Exercise Excuses -- Busted!

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5. "I Was a Total Beginner So I..."

Found Something Fun

"I couldn't stand going to the gym," says Gerri Bouse, 40, from Laguna Niguel, California, who found she could get motivated to work out only if she had a big event coming up, like her wedding three years ago. After getting tired of storing three sizes of clothing in her closet because she was caught up in the vicious cycle of gaining and losing weight, she tried a one-hour high-intensity cardio and sculpting class held in a nearby park. "I loved that it was both social and outdoors. Now I get a total-body workout, and I'm having a blast doing it."

Hired a Trainer

"Being financially accountable helps me stick with it, and I like having a relationship with someone who cares about my health and well-being," says Tracy Mendes, 37, a chief administrative officer for a house-painting contractor from Orange, California. If hiring a trainer is too big a strain on your wallet, try sharing her with one or two friends; this will cut down on your fees.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, September 2006.


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1/31/2012 02:56:36 AM Report Abuse
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7/31/2010 02:14:13 AM Report Abuse
tamijofitz wrote:

I work in a cardiac rehab dept and our avg age of person there doing 30 min of cardio, whether it be pedaling or walking is 60-70. Most of them suffer from arthritis, but pushing themselves, taking their Tylenol RA, and just doing it, they find their arthritis complaints diminish. Shedding those few extra pounds will make a world of difference on those joints and back! Start in a pool so you'll be doing nonweight bearing workouts. Good Luck!

3/3/2010 03:30:36 PM Report Abuse
eweeks wrote:

more of the same but really old ? elliewho

1/3/2010 03:30:58 PM Report Abuse
dor20 wrote:

Please include some articles for 50 to 60 year olds. It's ok to exersize when your young but what do you do when you hurt so bad from artheritis & other things that it's hard to get out of bed?Please don't tell me to do sitting in a chair exersizes. They do little to nothing for cardio.

1/3/2010 11:01:25 AM Report Abuse

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