More Holistic Training Tips: How To Get Off Your Butt And Really Enjoy Exercising (even if you’re 89)!

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21 Responses to “More Holistic Training Tips: How To Get Off Your Butt And Really Enjoy Exercising (even if you’re 89)!”

  1. Sue Jones says:

    I think this is what I’m looking for. Being 70 years young, see me on facebook, I have now developed Periformis Syndrome and need help. Your talk is good, especially about getting off the butt, because this is what Periformis is.

  2. Larraine says:

    I took the ‘Holistic Fitness’ Quiz, and your analysis provided some terrific insights for me!
    Thanks for this valuable information.
    Looking forward to seeing the Holistic Fitness Training.

  3. Joan says:

    Thanks, Guys, for the nudge in the right direction on meditation. I keep journaling that meditation is the base of it all, yet it’s way down my To Do lists. You suggested 15 minutes to start the day just as your HFT entry meditation popped up. I now do it first thing & everything is easier. I do my FULL exercise regimen (I’m 75 & just getting back to all of it after an injury(. Your quiz congratulated me on what I’m doing. I’ve improved in the last 2 weeks since I started up again & I guess that counts as seeing improvement in the last 80 days. I definitely believe in all the elements of your program. I’ve taken a little bit from a lot of places: Aerobics? I walk 1 mile every day (am working up to 3 miles/day) plus Al Sears PACE program (stairs or the eliptical trainer) 3 days/wk alternating with a 60 second bounce 5 times on my rebounder with 30 second balance breaks (a yoga tree). For strength I do Gonzales-Wallace’s ten minute exercises (Thank you, Oprah) with 2# weights 6 days/wk (I move to 3# next week and he alternates 3 exercise routines & because it’s interval training, it’s also aerobically challenging.) For Flexibility I do Pilates EVERY DAY. I call it Horizontal Ballet because after a 30 minute session, I feel just like I’ve finished a :30 ballet barre — without the knee pain. I know you say, “Don’t do the same exercise twice in a week,” but Pilates is about muscle memory & mind/body connection. But I want to thank you for getting this all together in one place (your HFT Program) for folks who haven’t been around as long as I have & aren’t as into listening to their bodies as I am (Im definitely into Energy Healing). One BIG Question: IS THERE ANY WAY I CAN GET JUST THE MEDITATION SEGMENT OF YOUR PROGRAM? I have my program set up to get progressively more difficult (I add new Pilates moves every 10-14 days, increase the weights bi-weekly, throw in other routines — usually Denise Austin for Aerobics, Mari Winsor or GAIAM for Pilates, move up to the Gonzales-Wallace 3-month program, toss in a little Jorge Cruz 12-minute . . . you get the idea.) I’m sure you have a fabulous program carefully put together from a lot of disciplines. I know I can’t afford the whole thing, nor do I probably need the whole thing (although new sets of moves are always welcome), but I could really benefit from your meditation segment. I don’t even need the notebook. Downloadable Meditations would be sooooooo welcome to so many people. I’d rush out & get the whole HFT program if it weren’t for my pesky FIXED INCOME. But thanks again for the great quiz, the positive reenforcement, and what I know is going to be a terrific life-changing program for anyone willing to listen, learn and DO THE WORK! Hugs, Joan

  4. Hi to all,
    Thank you again each of your supportive and insightful comments.

    To Sue Jones: you may be doing this already, but one thing that can dramatically help “Piriformis Syndrome” is a Seated Cross-Leg stretch. To do that, you can sit on the front edge of a chair with your feet parallel and the soles of your feet on the ground. Then, lift the affected leg and cross that ankle over your opposite knee, so that the outside of the ankle on the affected leg rests just outside the thigh of the stationary leg. Then lean forward slightly from your hips as you press down on the inside of the affected knee. It may be hard to visualize from a verbal description, but this is one of the stretches demonstrated in the Holistic Fitness Training Program.

    To Joan: we do not have these specific Inner Body Mindfulness meditations available outside of the Holistic Fitness Training Program as of now. We do offer several different meditation programs through the “Programs” link at the top of this page.

    Thanks again to everyone who is contributing their comments on our blog.

    Enjoy your practice,

  5. wen li says:

    Hi, you talk is so great . Thank you for nice information.

  6. wen li says:

    Hi. You talk is so great . Thank you for nice information.

  7. Gabriel says:

    I’ve tried writing two long comments, but was told I had the wrong validation code both times. 🙁

    In short, I have severe fibromyalgia and I want to try this program, because I need a compassionate program (the woman with the walker sounds a lot like me) that still addresses everything properly. I need to improve my health, and I want to greatly improve my meditation practice because I also deal with excess stress and depression.

    I have TPOP and TLYAMTL and really enjoy how down to earth your products are.

    I hope I’ll be a guinea pig! I want to discover how meaningless my so-called limitations really are when I go about things the right way!

  8. Barbara says:

    I am a 78 year old female(IN CANADA)motivated by 6 1/2 lb dog to walk(between -10 to +10, not in rain)about 15 blocks a day. I now have to do exercise, so to start I put wrist weights on my ankles, will progress to heavier ones soon & wear most days. Plan on going back to more power walking. Suck in gut, suck in butt & bend arms using a faster pace. Illness had made doing this hard, but I am getting it back. Plan on working on breathing & affirmations at same time. Any suggestions would be welcome.

  9. Robin says:

    This is something I have been waiting for most of my life. The meditation, and physical exercises are outstanding. I so look forward to starting and making this a very important component of my life. I would like to be one of your testers please.

    Thank you.

  10. Debra says:

    I start taking Tai Chi Jan 25th.Thank you!

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  12. Danielle says:

    Is this program for beginners? Like someone who never exercise or never know yoga?

    I will like to know if this program will be good for me cause I really love to be healthy.

  13. Rachael Sparks says:

    This program is what I have been waiting for! I have been dealing with chronic fatigue and adrenal fatigue for almost two years now and I have tried many different things and I have only found minor relief but nothing that has really made a huge impact on my moods or my energy level. With the adrenal fatigue it has been an emotional roller coaster!! I haven’t felt like exercising or even meditate, which I used to do on a regular basis. I have three children at home and my husband has been a wonderful support to me through this but he too has been strained and stressed because of this. My family and my marriage have suffered because of this horrible condition. This program is the key parts that I have been missing to get me back on track.! I have always been interested in holistic health and I am going to school for holistic health. I know that I have to healthy and in right mind to help other people so I must first help myself in order to do that. This program will give me the tools I need to help myself to be better and to have the energy levels I need to deal with life and when I am in my practice. I am looking forward to getting started and changing my life for the better!! Thank you for developing this program!!

  14. Bri says:

    I’m 48 and suffer from vertigo how will these exercises help me, better yet, how will I be able to do them?

  15. Steve says:

    Thank you Matt & Kevin,
    I have enjoyed your writings and meditations for a wile now, I stay fit and also practice Tai Chi and QiGong and found your quiz insightful and reassuring that I am on the right path.
    Thank you also for the great meditations.


  16. Hi to all,
    So glad to hear that many of you are getting inspired in your holistic fitness training practice. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

    In response to some specific questions:

    To Gabriel and Rachael, regarding fibromyalgia and chronic fatique respectively: I’ve found that all four components are important in your situations. Three things seem to be especially important:

    1. How you are relating to stress in your life
    2. Doing exercise in a very moderate, gentle way
    3. Sleeping well

    Practicing some form of meditation and stretching along with your strength and cardio is important. Meditation before sleep can also be helpful.

    To Barbara: keep up the great work at 78 and going strong! A couple suggestions, since you asked: Instead of walking with wrist, hand, or ankle weights which can lead to tendonitis, I suggest doing some dumbbell exercises after your walk, then doing some stretching, and finishing with a little breathing meditation. Doing each component separately enables you to focus on each one and get the most out of it.

    To Danielle: Yes, this program takes you step by step from the beginning, including health history, appropriate goal-setting, program design, and exercise instruction.

    To Bri: I have worked with several clients with vertigo, often related to onset of an infection or allergy. If you haven’t already, consult with your personal physician about treatment options. As for the exercises, you can exercise all four components by making adjustments in the activity that you do. For example, stationary cycling instead of walking, using resistance machines instead of free weights, stretching lying down on a mat, and meditating lying down.

    Just FYI to all: As part of purchasing the HFT Program, you can also email me with any questions you have about your routines.

    Enjoy your practice!

  17. tom says:

    How is it this a launch of a new fitness course (NEW) and you have glowing references that stretch back years????

    Are your testimonials true? In fact how can they be for a new program as many of the testimonials give praise for so many results over such a long time period?

    Cheers Tom ???

  18. Hi to all,
    The question has come up: “How can you have testimonials that go back years when HFT is a new program?”

    The answer to that is simple: I have been working as a trainer for over 30 years and have developed this program over the course of that time. So there are hundreds of people who have gone through this program with me in person. What is new is putting this program into a form that can travel to you via a coursebook, audio and video instruction.

    I’ve designed the program so that it is as similar to the steps we go through when you meet with me as a trainer as it can be. Plus there is a large education component that adds onto that and tools to use wherever you are.

    Thanks to Tom for asking,

  19. Tee Hall says:


    Just wanted to comment on the quiz and the analysis of it. I have tried many meditation programs similar(30 YRS WORTH) to this and have never received the desired results. Much to my surprise as I was reading my analysis I found the keys that were never presented to me by the other programs. You furnished me with a road map to being successful in my meditation efforts. For the first time I have been able to achieve a deep meditative state because of your personalized road map. THANK YOU!!!!


  20. mahesh says:

    Hi Kevin,
    I have no problem with my mind but the body is not keeping up. The body is suffering from a Malignant Tumour in the lower spine and therefore its taking a lot of pain killers.
    I am more passionate about spirituality and further my knowledge in that direction

    1. Hi Mahesh,
      Ultimately, I believe the spiritual awareness you gain from any experience is most important. When you are in a lot of pain, I imagine it is challenging to have that perspective. However, it sounds like your passion for spiritual knowledge is strong. I believe there is learning in all experiences. When you are in a relaxed, calm state, you might ask your body what is to be learned from this tumor.

      Here is a link to an article that has information that may be helpful in terms of caring for your body with regard to cancer as well:

      Many blessings to you,

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