Shelly Fitzsimmons

Certified Personal Fitness Trainer

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Seniors, Fitness and Exercise

As many seniors age, muscles begin to shrink and lose mass, strength decreases, and balance control declines. Additionally, the metabolism—the speed at which the body converts food to energy slows, flexibility   is reduced, and bones become more fragile. Some senior will stay active and alert throughout their lives, while others may have a harder time and experience common conditions such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, which can lead to a decrease in activity and quality of life and well-being

A regular, personalized exercise program along with a healthy nutritional guidelines designed by Shelly Fitzsimmons at Integrative Fitness can help offset these common effects of aging and provide you with the energy, strength and balance you need for normal, everyday life.


Benefits of a Fitness Program

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, changes that occur in the musculoskeletal system result more from disuse than from simple aging. Fewer than 10 percent of Americans participate in regular exercise and the most sedentary group is older than 50 years of age. Benefits of Shelly's Integrative Fitness program include an increase in functional strength, balance, coordination, and endurance. Other benefits of Shelly's program include controlling weight, managing or reducing the risk of chronic diseases, improving mood, promoting cognitive well-being, and boosting energy.