Beating COVID and Triumphing in Fitness With These 6 Strategies

Available for Interviews: Raphael Velazquez

Raphael Velazquez, NSCA CSCS, is the founder of VELA, and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, celebrity trainer, and body transformation expert. He is also the author of Core Fitness: Your Best Shape, Looking and Feeling Great.

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Achieving Our Fitness Goals:

It is obviously an understatement how COVID has nearly affected every person on this planet. So it’s no surprise that our fitness ideals were also challenged over the past year. Here are 6 strategies that can help us all get back on track with our fitness goals post-pandemic:

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5 Steps to Get Fit (Whether at Home or at the Gym)

Available for Interviews: Raphael Velazquez

Raphael Velazquez, NSCA CSCS, is the founder of VELA, and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, celebrity trainer, and body transformation expert. He is also the author of Core Fitness: Your Best Shape, Looking and Feeling Great.

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5 Adjustments to Help You Get Fit:

 1. Have a plan. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Set goals, dream big, and plan for the long-term. Most of us are not competitive athletes, so prioritize feeling good, get stronger and eat well. You’ll start to first feel better and then look better over time. Love the person you’re becoming and the habits you’re creating.

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62-Year-Old Makes Bodybuilding Debut

Dr. Mimi Secor stepped out of her comfort zone to get fit, and she wants to motivate others to do the same

Interview Dr. Mimi Secor.

Dr. Mimi Secor has a Doctorate in Nursing Practice, is a Nurse Practitioner and serves the Boston, MA area. She travels extensively and is available for live or remote interviews.

Talking Points from Dr. Mimi for an Interview on age & fitness:
  • Dr. Mimi, a certified nurse practitioner for over 40 years was pursuing her doctorate when she realized she had let her health take the backseat in her life and needed to make a drastic change.
  • Symptoms that lead to Dr. Mimi’s transformation: weight gain, sleep loss, and anxiety.
  • Dr. Mimi gets in shape on an exercise bicycle in her livingroom, lifting light weights—all the while working on her doctorate. Continue reading “62-Year-Old Makes Bodybuilding Debut”

Achieving Your Dreams in Your Golden Years

Interview Dr. Mimi Secor.

Dr. Mimi Secor has a Doctorate in Nursing Practice, is a Nurse Practitioner and serves the Boston, MA area. She travels extensively and is available for live or remote interviews. Dr. Mimi not only fulfilled her life-long dream to become a doctor, but also took up bodybuilding—no easy task for someone in her early 60s! Dr. Mimi is a shining example that anyone, even people in their 60s and beyond, can accomplish big goals if they just have the will power, plan, and action to fuel them.

From Dr. Mimi on recently achieving her dreams:

 My lifelong dream was to become a doctor. At the age of 59 I returned to graduate school and earned my doctorate degree at age 61. I was the oldest in my class and not only was I honored to be chosen as the student speaker at our graduation, but I also received the Student Service Award for my contributions to the nurse practitioner profession.

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