Fitness Inspiration, Nutrition and Exercise Tips

Hey There! Welcome to our Fitness Inspiration website!

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Man Working and Lifting Weight

You don’t need us to tell you that you only have one body and that body has lots of muscles. Muscles that need to exercise to stay fit and healthy. And it’s not easy doing it on your own. So, we thought you may need some fitness inspiration to help you.

You know that your fitness is important so don’t take it for granted. If you’ll let us, we we’ll provide you with healthy exercises and workout routines and that will help you achieve and maintain your fit lifestyle. 

We don’t want this to be a quick fix for a special occasion, but a lifestyle change. And we want to be a resource you can depend on during your journey.

We will provide you with weekly information and some motivational tips to keep you on track. Why? Because as they say, we’ve ‘been there, done that’ and started to pay the price for too much desk work and not enough movement. We want to help you avoid that pain.

Now, don’t get me wrong, this website helps keep us motivated and active too! Blogging about exercises has been informative, not to mention the products we’ve been buying for our home gym so we can recommend them.

Fitness Inspiration is just a Follow away…

So, follow us to receive notifications of our weekly Fitness Posts (click on the Follow button), look for exercise information and exercises on our Fitness and Exercise pages and even shop our Fitness Shopping page for great workout stuff.  We would love for you spend time with us daily – it’s our journey too!

We’d like to get to know what’s important to you, so be sure to let us know what you think, what you want to see and what you don’t like so much. We would love your ideas for blog posts too, so don’t be shy!

We care about your health because it’s THAT important.  Read about Our Mission...

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Our logo represents 4 basic types of exercises – Balance, Endurance, Flexibility, and Strength.

See our Knowledge is Power ! page to learn more about each exercise type and the Exercise pages for printable exercises.

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Balance, Endurance, Flexibility, Strength           You Make It Happen

We know that exercising takes quite a bit of mental AND physical effort and that you’ll need to prepare yourself with information that will help you stay interested and motivated.

We are committed to helping you by providing tips, but ONLY YOU can make this happen! So, do this for you, exercise for your life!

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Stay Balanced!
Endurance Exercise SymbolIncrease Your Energy! Flexibility Exercise SymbolGet Flexible! Strength Exercise SymbolGet Stronger!

Staying active and exercising is One of the Healthiest Things You Can Do for yourself. And it will benefit you for years to come. Make exercise a lifetime habit, starting now…

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Fitness Inspiration Exercises

Visit us every week for even more information, exercises, and fitness gear to keep it interesting and fun!! The exercises are free and printable too!


Balance                  Yoga & Pilates Mat                     Endurance Exercises     Body Minder Exercise Journal Balance Ball Chair    Balance Exercises                    50+: A 10-Minute-a-Day Program of Stretching by Dr. Joseph Tieri (Author)     Flexibility            Flexibility Exercises      Gym Mouse Pad   Strength    Weight & Mat for Strength

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Fitness Inspiration comes in many forms…

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and more
Endurance Exercises Endurance Logo Fitness Inspiration - Man on Treadmill WalkingTreadmills,
and more
Flexibility Logo Flexibility Exercises Flex Bands Flexibility Equipment…
Strength Exercises Strength Logo Fitness Inspiration - Use Weights for Improved ResultsWeights
and more
Office Exercises

Strength and Flexibility…
…during the day

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Exercise Bands

and more…

Be sure to visit our Contact Us page and let us know what you’d like to see. And we love company – share us with your friends, family, and co-workers. We want to see everyone healthy and fit!

Visit our Contact Us page and let us know what you’d like to see. We love company – share us with your friends, co-workers, and family!

Thank You for visiting! We know how valuable your time is – we really appreciate you stopping by…

PS. We provide new information every week so visit our Exercises Page and be sure to Follow Us to receive our weekly Informational/Motivational Fitness Blog Posts via email…

28 thoughts

  1. Do you happen to have a section for older people? We are not all able to do the same exercises as when we were younger. There’s bad joints, arthritis, spinal stenosis, poor circulation, COPD – well list is just endless [thank goodness I don’t have them ALL]

    1. Hi GP,
      The important thing is that you speak with your doctor – if you have a printer, click on the right of any exercise to print it out and take with you to your next visit.
      For starters, look at those marked ‘Easy’ – if they use weights, bodyweight exercises are the big thing now.

      Look at are the flexibility page and dynamic stretches . Dynamic in that you don’t stretch and hold (no counting to 30) – and remember with stretching not to bounce.

      I will also work on a Seniors page and let you know when it’s ready, I have ideas for them and now that I know there is an interest, the team will work on them.

      Thank you so much for your support and visiting us. Please let us know your thoughts and progress – even small steps can make a big difference!

      Wishing you the best of health GP!

        1. That will help – look through and see what you’d like to try – printing them will show the Dr. what you mean. Remember to follow the steps, having proper form and remembering to inhale before exertion and exhaling during exertion (lots of people concentrate so hard they don’t realize they are holding their breath). Exercising shouldn’t be painful so definitely speak to your doctor about what you can do and can’t – as you said, there are a lot of contributing factors (thank goodness you don’t have them all :) ).
          Good luck and the best of health!

        2. Please check out our weekly Senior Fitness articles along with printable exercises. Jot a comment to let us know how you like the series and anything you would like to see more of.

        3. Hi GP ! Just thinking about you and wondering – have you tried asking your gym for a trainer for a session or 2? Ask for their qualifications – if they are good (check their credentials), they’ll take into account your age and physical capabilities – enough to challenge you but not hurt you. I’m not a believer in ‘no pain, no gain’ – you can feel out of breath or tired without feeling pain, so do be cautious – ok?

        4. Will do. I pace myself and I have watched their trainers with other people [young and old] and I think I’m on par with their sort of regiment.

  2. Thank you for visiting and following my blog. I do appreciate, and I appreciate all that you are doing.

    1. Thank you Anne, that is very sweet of you to say. And thank you for your support too. Let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see or a topic covered. Thank you again!

    1. Why thank you anymouse1 (love that!)! We hope you find the useful exercises – if not, just drop us a comment – we are always looking for new exercises to add to the printable list! Thank you for your support!

  3. HI, Joan! Thanks for stopping by my blog on diet, exercise and living past 100. I appreciate your liking a number of posts. First, I have to ask is that your read name? I ask because I am a big fan of Romancing the Stone and that was the main character’s name. Nice work on the blog. I like seeing someone go after health instead of just shedding pounds. Keep up the good work!

    1. Thank you Tony, I really appreciate the encouragement – staying fit is very important to everyone and it looks like we are both trying to get the word out :) about just how important it really is. I love your site (One Regular Guy…) and articles and enjoyed reading them – I’m definitely going back to read more – do you allow reblogs? It has a bit of something for everyone, and I appreciate what an effort that is.
      Ah, that is actually a nickname/petname from that same movie – which I love too! Here’s to living past 100!!

      Thank you again Tony!

      1. HI, Joan E Wilder. So happy to learn that you used Romancing the Stone as derivation. I absolutely allow reblogs. There should be a button underneath for that. Thanks for considering it. (Going to dig through my DVDs to see if I have a copy. Would love to watch it again.)

        1. As it turns out, I don’t have a copy, but just ordered one off the web. Something to look forward to.

  4. Excellent advice! Reading the comments, I second GP re: developing a Seniors Section (but how ’bout calling it something ELSE – lol – like “over 40” or “Starting Slowly?”). Your response to the comments are terrific and could be copied and pasted onto a “general advice” page.

    Still, I know a lot of people would like all of the “over 40” advice to be easily located. Most of us aren’t interested in “buff” so much as healthy aging, and there are SO many sites that concentrated on muscle building for bathing suit season, etc.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

    1. Thank you for your input Madelyn – See what you think of the SF: series – it is slightly larger font (I hate reaching for my glasses when I’m trying to exercise :) too), and it’s focused on some challenges for those of us over 40. Please let me know what you think – good or bad – thank you so very much! And thank you visiting!
      PS. I like the general advice page idea, sounds interesting – I am also thinking of adding a page about people’s challenges – a lot of people have great stories to tell of how difficult keeping weight in check through exercise and healthy eating. I know I find them motivational. Would you be interested in a page dedicated to these stories?

      1. Rather than a long page of short stories, one after the next, if it were my site I’d use a list of links and a small description to individual posts folks could read when they had time and if they had interest – with enough info to know what they’d find there.

        Personally, I run away screaming from those “click-bait” titles you see all over the web (like “Why [name of star] really left [name of show]” or “You’ll never believe what Sally did to lose 25 pounds”)

        More like, “Madelyn found that she finally lost what she thought was simply an age related tummy pooch when she completely eliminated gluten (no crunches required) here’s how.” – then a link to my story — or
        “Joe tried everything to manage his Type II diabetes and was finally successful when he began playing tennis with his daughter.” etc.

        Leave me a link directly to something you want me to check out and I’m more likely to be able to squeeze it into my day.

        btw – did you know you can always enlarge the text on any site with control and the plus key (command with Macs) — do it again with the minus key and it gets smaller).

        1. Great thoughts Madelyn – I know – don’t you hate the “click-bait” that say one thing and when you click on it – sometimes entirely different appears. I often wonder if they are just trying to spread virus – that seems so unethical to us.

          I love those titles – great ideas! This entire site is dedicated to people 35 and older and the SF: series is dedicated (and senior exercises) to people 55+. So you see, we are focused on 40ish people – hoping they stay active to stay healthy longer!

          Thank you for the great tip about using CTL-+ – I didn’t know that – but I made the font larger in case someone (I do this all the time) wants to print an articles to read during TV commercials – or wants to print the exercises. If you CRL-+ – you only change the display font and not the printed font. Do you know of a way to control the printed font ? Other than what I did – which is to change the font size itself on the page – that way, it prints larger.

          Thank you so much about the articles – I’ll take you up on your offer – thank you so much!

        2. If I’m going to print something I copy it into word or TextEdit (Mac) and change the font-size from there. I don’t think you can specify printing specifics from most browsers.

          I’m not sure what I’ve “offered” – but I will be willing to write my GF/flat tummy story for your site. Don’t hold your breath, however – I’m currently slammed :)

        3. Oh, sorry, I meant your offer to review a link directly. Your story would be excellent – when/if you get a moment. No pressure! And Thank You again!

  5. Thank you for starting an important conversation about how important it is to stay fit and healthy! I am appreciative that you advocate for a lifestyle change, rather than a quick fix. My blog, Love Your Heart, looks to educate Australian women about their number one killer, heart disease, and raise awareness of its largely preventable nature. My most recent blog post, World Heart Day, speaks about the small changes we can make, that make powerful differences for our heart. Being active and having and making healthy choices, choices as simple as taking the stairs can be incredibly beneficial for your heart health. Thanks for sharing the importance of keeping fit, how incredible would it be if more people knew that being active could lower their risk of heart disease!! -G

  6. Hi LoveYourHeartAustralia! Thank you for what you are doing for awareness of this preventable disease. We sincerely hope that people realize that it doesn’t take much time to exercise but it makes all the difference to how you feel and as you mention on your site,, how you can stay healthy. Thank you for the reminders on how easy it can be to stay active and healthy!

    1. Thanks for your site and for visiting us Paul (love dogs)!! We hope you visit often and that we are helpful to you – wishing you the best of health! (for the dogs too :) )…

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