An innovative fitness blog helping people over 40 years of age to look & feel their best!
“I started this blog back in 2009 with the thought that what is popular and trendy in health and fitness is not always correct. In fact, a good percentage of the time individuals are just following the crowd and getting frustrated by not getting the results they want. “ – Mike Cola
The goal of this blog is to figure out what are the most advanced innovative ways to: improve your health, build a strong flexible body and maintain an optimal weight. Mike utilizes his 30 years of fitness training experience along with analyzing the latest research, to sift through the noise and find out what really works.
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Research from the University of Exeter just reported that taking a supplement that increases the nitric oxide in your body could significantly boost your stamina during high-intensity exercise. Exeter first started their research with beet juice and showed how the...read more
If you have never run three miles before but have always wanted to, follow my program outlined below. The goal of this program is to get you running three miles at about a 10-minute pace after six weeks.
This is a beginner program so I’m assuming you have not been running and may be out of shape. If you are in shape you can skip the first couple of weeks and jump in at Week Three or Week Four, or wherever you feel comfortable (…)read more
I just got back from a two-week vacation at the beach with my whole family. It’s always hard for me to take time off; I always feel I should be working all the time to improve my career and provide for my family. Every time I go on vacation; however, I realize how important it is to take some time off, have fun with the family and really live an active healthy lifestyle.
There were a number of things I learned on this vacation that when I’m working so hard training clients and publishing this blog, I become unaware of. These include the following (…)read more
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