For those of you who are new to the platform and don’t know me yet let me give you a little bit of background about me! I’m Caroline, I am 50, a mum of two and personal trainer/fitness coach specialising in women’s fitness, specifically strength training. I have always loved sport and exercise and decided to make my passion a career in 2001 by training as a PT. I started my business in London and built up a base of clients before my family and I moved to the countryside and I started local group circuit classes – so Caroline’s Circuits was born. 2020 changed everything for everyone and I took the classes online creating my platform of online, at home, strength workouts – I now feel I am part of something much bigger than before.
So why does strength training help me and my clients feel fit and fab at 50?
I found that lots of my clients were focussing heavily on trying to do lots of cardio but very much neglecting their strength training. It is so important as we get older to use weights and resistance bands to build strength both in muscles and bones as well as the mind. Increasing bone density and muscle mass (which both naturally decrease as we age) will help us to stay injury free, reduce the risk of falls and fractures and help us feel fantastic. Now when I say strength training I do not mean body building and heavy weights I mean small dumbbells – 3-5kg. All you need is a little extra resistance to see some pretty epic results.
I have been strength training all through my 40s and now into my 50s and I feel stronger, fitter and healthier than I did in my 20s and 30s. I am so passionate about the benefits this type of strength training can bring to women – I just want to spread the word!
Without wishing to labour the point just some of the benefits include:
- Enhanced bone density
- Increased muscle mass
- Reduced risk of falls and fractures
- Improved sleep
- Boosted immunity
- Better weight management
- Greater cardio fitness
- Improved mood
- And of course that feel good factor!
Speaking from personal experience I know for sure that I always feel 100% better once I have done a workout – even if its just 30 minutes! That leads me onto why my workouts are always just 30 minutes. If you can get all of these great benefits from a 30 minute workout why spend much longer? You can almost always find 30 minutes in the day to fit it in and its done before you even realise! So what are you waiting for – why not come and join me in feeling fit and fab at 50 – join me. Have a go at one of my classes for free and see what it is all about here.