Does fitness elude you? Is it something always on the horizon but seemingly out of reach? Does it seem like it’s something others are able to do easily but you might never achieve? This article is for you!
I am a certified personal trainer in New York City. I have been at it for over 26 years and I am still working on being fit and healthy every day at the ripe new age of 59! I’ll show you my pic if you’ll show me yours. At 59 I’m still fighting the fight to keep in shape and I will admit its not easy. But I am winning the battle because I think of fitness as a lifestyle. In order to be fit and stay fit I must have a plan. An exercise plan and a nutrition plan. I also have a very positive attitude that I have cultivated over the years. None of this came naturally to me. I was addicted to alcohol and drugs for many years as a teenager and young adult. I got sober and lived a better life for 20 years until my relapse. After 4 years binging on alcohol and drugs in my early forties, I got sober again.
I have been back on a healthy lifestyle now for almost 14 years and I know now that living a healthy life is a lot easier than living in an unhealthy one. I have taken my addictions and used them to my advantage. I eat food that I cook every day. I exercise almost every day and I surround myself with people who support that kind of lifestyle. I don’t think I would be able to do it alone. And I certainly couldn’t do it if I was hanging around people who were still partying and eating unhealthy every day.
I believe we need a support system. It works with addictions of all kinds, so why wouldn’t it work with a positive lifestyle? It does. So, invest in yourself and hire a personal trainer to help guide you through the maze of exercise and nutrition chaos that seems to elude you on your own. We are out here waiting to become part of your nutrition exercise support system.
I provide healthy eating tips and practical training advice for real people who want real fitness. I’m Jim Fantone and I’m a recovering alcoholic.
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It is in the books!! Another successful intensive kickoff to a new year. This year is dedicated to getting older. That’s right, I’m lean-ing into 60! These photos are the culmination of three months of focused exercise and nutrition. This year was a little more challenging than years past, but even more satisfying.
I started the year at 149 pounds and 11.4% body fat. But who’s counting, right? Now I am at 140 pounds and down to 8.5% body fat.
It’s just a beginning, but if you really want to get into better shape as you get older, then you’ve got to be honest with yourself. Is your current plan working? If it is, then more power to you. Keep on being the inspiration that you are to those around you. If not, then let’s talk about training. If you’re in Manhattan near the upper west side, I would be happy to work with you one-on-one.
If you live in another area, I would love to work with you online. Just reach out to me by email at email@example.com and we can start creating your own 12 week fitness intensive that will transform your body, your health and your life.
Soooo, here I am again with “60 is the New Sexy” Why? Because I am a positive thinking person who knows how important attitude is to health and fitness. I hear many people moaning about getting older and I like to take the opposite approach. I look forward to getting older!! Wooohooo!!! I am just choosing to look at life as a beautiful experience that includes all of its ups and downs, ins and outs along with its beautiful potential to learn and grow.
I am an evolving human being. All that means is I am willing to learn and grow. My mind is not made up. I am open to change. I like change. Change is good. TMI?
So I believe that 60 is the new sexy! Older than me? How about, “70 is Heavenly?”
Or, “80 is great-y” You get the point, right.
It’s time to get “Back on the Plan” If you know me at all, you’ve heard me say that over and over. That’s because 90 percent of the time I eat clean. There are a couple of times during the year when I go off the plan and eat what I call junk food. For me this means cookies and ice cream, pumpkin pie and cake. If I ate like this all the time I think I would be very unhappy. I don’t eat like this because I want to feel good and look good. I believe that as one gets older one can still look good. That’s why I intend to continue to exercise and eat well. I plan on looking good when I hit 60! It’s just 7 months away.
This first photo is from just before Christmas. I was eating clean and felt good!
The second photo was taken on January 2nd after I had my yearly holiday binge. I wanted to document my weight and body fat to help me stay on track and to motivate me to stay fit and healthy.
So here we go! Back on the plan! If you would like to learn more about how to change your habits and change your health and appearance, I encourage you to reach out to me or any personal trainer and invest in yourself. You will feel better and look better too. Fitness is a lifestyle.
We all know by now that abs are created in the kitchen, not the gym. So don’t over-do it this year living it up on stuffing and pie. Or if your like me, and you wait all year to eat pumpkin pie, then I say live it up for the holiday and get back on the plan right away! Oh yeah and try working out every day!
Ok Boot Campers, it’s time to rise and shine. We are starting up again on Sundays at noon. Our first day at Boot Camp is Sunday, May 7th. We will meet in Central Park on the West side (enter at 85th street) in the Arthur Ross Pinetum. For those who don’t know it, the Arthur Ross Pinetum is just West of The Great Lawn and just South of The Reservoir. That’s where the swings and pull up bars are located.
As always, bring water and a good attitude! We will run, jump and Tabata our way into Summer.
Each Boot Camp Baby session is $30. Purchase all 4 Sundays in May for $100.
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or contact JimFantone at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 917-657-5489.
On January 2nd My body fat percentage was 11.4 and I weighed 150.6 pounds.
Not bad for a 58 year old man, right?
12 Weeks later after many Tabata drills and a clean diet, I am pleased to say I have accomplished the mission!
March 31st. 8.5% body fat. 140.8 pounds.
I did not starve myself, on the contrary, I ate 3 to 4 meals every day and occasionally I squeezed in a fifth.
So, in three months I dropped nearly 10 pounds and decreased my body fat by nearly 3 percent.
I’d like to point out that to lose weight in a healthy way, requires a healthy lifestyle. That means taking the time to eat right and exercise regularly.
And it’s fun!
That’s it! There are no quick fixes or special tricks to being fit. It takes work and discipline.
It’s not for everybody. Thanks for watching.
NOW THAT I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION.
How old are you? You don’t exercise? Say that again! Have you been living in another country?
I am a 58 year old man, living in Manhattan. New York City. United States of America.
I do not follow politics, I’m not religious. I live alone and I like it. So what do I do?
I work out. I stretch and breathe and meditate regularly. I cook and eat healthy foods. I’m still learning the saxophone and guitar. I love to sing. I try to mind my own business. Basically I take care of the only person I am truly responsible for. Me. Selfish? I should hope so.
Did you say you don’t work out? What do you do?
Days like this! Exercise makes one feel better. Fact is there are many things that might make one feel better, but some are beyond our control. The weather for instance. Today it’s 60 and beautiful, a great day to get out and enjoy. Tomorrow, the prediction is a winter storm warning with a possible 6-10 inches of snow. Nothing you can do about that…NOTHING. So stop complaining about those things you have no control over and workout so you feel better. Take control of your happiness. Have a great day!
Monday: 50 Pushups 15 Pullups-10 minutes on the spin bike
50 pushups, 15 pullups- 10 minutes on the elliptical machine
50 pushups, 15 pullups-10 minutes on the treadmill
50 pushups, 15 pullups Total time= 40 minutes
Tuesday: 20 minutes of high intensity interval training (HIIT) Total time=20 minutes
Wednesday: 10 X 20 kettlebell/bodyweight routine 3 times through. Total time= 20 minutes
Thursday: 20 minutes HIIT on the treadmill. Total time=20 minutes
Friday: Tabata Drills, 4 minute drills, 4 in a row. Vipr/Bodyweight/kettlebell Total time=16 minutes
Saturday: Tabata Drills Bulgarian Bag/bodyweight exercises. Total time=16 minutes
Sunday: Rest/Stretch eat more.
Oh here we go, we’re at it again!
Starting July 10th and going for the rest of the month, every Sunday through July 31st!.
We will jump, we will run and we’ll have some fun! Oh yeah, don’t forget the pull ups.
At Boot Camp Baby, everybody lunges and does pull ups. Push ups too.
We’ll do a month of Sundays: all 4 for $120
Contact me by phone or text at 917-657-5489, or email me at email@example.com
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Here are some pics from the last two years of Boot Camp Baby Fun!
Well, I did it! From January 1st through March 25th. That’s exactly 12 weeks of Tabata drills, and Paleo diet. It can be done. I started out at 12.8% body fat and ended up at 8%. I was 148.8 lbs. on January 1st and now I’m hovering at 140 lbs. This morning I was 139.8 lbs.
The first pics are today and following them are some I’ve taken over the last 3 months so you can see the progression.