Personal Training for Athletes and Adults Over 50 in Central Oregon and Online
Many personal trainers can guide individuals through strength, fitness, or endurance workouts. However, training for adults over 50 is an entirely different ballgame. Despite reading numerous books and acquiring various certifications, it’s doubtful that one can truly relate on the necessary level to assist others in overcoming the hurdles associated with aging until they reach that age themselves.
With Rowed to Fitness, I specialize in training athletes over fifty years old to get into the best shape of their lives.
I believe that health, or fitness and nutrition, are the keys for longevity and leading a more fulfilling, happier life. So, I decided to help other athletes and adults by teaching them everything that I have learned by some of the best and fittest coaches and athletes in the world. Through metabolic testing, personal training, nutrition and lifestyle coaching, I want to increase the quality of lives.
At the age of 58, 59, and 60, I have won indoor rowing world championships and set a world record. I did this while dealing with stage 4 arthritis in my knee and hip, a partially removed l5/S1 disc, spinal stenosis, pinched nerves and facet joint issues in my lumbar spine, 2 torn rotator cuffs, chronic asthma, and 2 bouts with COVID. Sounds like a lot to most, but if you’re an athlete my age you’ve probably dealt with some of the same issues. You may even be currently dealing with them, every day.
While I wish I could enroll in some of the programs offered in gyms and online that I see, the reality is that I can’t and haven’t been able to for years. These programs are designed by and for younger athletes, not for training athletes and adults over 50. They often overlook the physical challenges, limitations from past injuries, ailments, health issues, or the effects of aging. Most importantly, they often fail to consider that, physiologically, our bodies require a different kind of training, recovery, and periodization as we age. Yes, aging has its challenges, but I’ve learned how to make the most of it and extend the quality of life for as long as possible.