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About Linda Melone

Linda Melone, 59, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, certified trainer and award-winning health and fitness writer. She specializes in helping women over 50 get in shape and lose weight. You can visit her website for more information http://lindamelone.com
Latest Posts | By Linda Melone
5 Reasons You’re Not Seeing Results from Fitness After 60 – and How to Fix Them
1 month ago

5 Reasons You’re Not Seeing Results from Fitness After 60 – and How to Fix Them

I started working out at age 21, otherwise known as the Dawn of Time. I was present for the birth of aerobics classes and the cult-like following of Atkins. Read More

4 Proven Ways to Get Rid of Belly Fat After Menopause
2 months ago

4 Proven Ways to Get Rid of Belly Fat After Menopause

It strikes without warning. One day you’re strolling along, thinking you’re finally getting the hang of this thing called ‘life,’ when – BAM! – it hits you as you try to zip up your pants. It’s a reminder that you are not yet done with every challenge.

Can you guess what ‘it’ is? Yup: belly fat. Read More

3 Best Exercises to Tighten Your Abs and Firm Your Core After 60
3 months ago

3 Best Exercises to Tighten Your Abs and Firm Your Core After 60

Core and abs are two words that get thrown around more than reality show drama. They are, in fact, different. Here are three things to know: Read More

3 Age-Related Exercise Myths That Hold You Back: Do You Believe Them?
5 months ago

3 Age-Related Exercise Myths That Hold You Back: Do You Believe Them?

It’s been 24 years since I earned my first of four personal training certifications in 1995. As I proudly displayed the American Council of Exercise (ACE) certificate on my wall, I thought I had all I needed to help people get fit. Read More

Healthy Eating During Holidays: 5 Ways to Stay on Track This Year
5 months ago

Healthy Eating During Holidays: 5 Ways to Stay on Track This Year

As a child, I wanted nothing more than to sit with the grown-ups at the holiday table. But as the oldest of my four cousins and one brother, that was not possible. I was the designated President of the Little Table; the gatekeeper, if you will, between the two worlds. Read More

3 Cardio Myths That Sabotage Our Weight Loss Results After 60 (You’ll Be Surprised at #2)
5 months ago

3 Cardio Myths That Sabotage Our Weight Loss Results After 60 (You’ll Be Surprised at #2)

Many moons ago, long before the existence of the Internet, no one thought much about cardio. Read More

3 Simple Tips to Fit Any Exercise Program to Your Fitness Level After 60 (#3 Will Reduce Pain)
7 months ago

3 Simple Tips to Fit Any Exercise Program to Your Fitness Level After 60 (#3 Will Reduce Pain)

I recently watched a YouTube video makeup tutorial created by a 30-year-old makeup artist. She lamented about how she couldn’t believe she was “that old” and how depressed she felt over her ancient-ness. Read More

4 Painless Steps to Starting Weight Lifting for Seniors
8 months ago

4 Painless Steps to Starting Weight Lifting for Seniors

Let’s do a quick word association game: What comes to mind when you think of weight lifting? If you’re like most people, one or more of the following popped into your head: Big beefy muscles; Lots of grunting, sweating and strutting around taking selfies in tiny tank tops; Pain…
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3 Ways to Start Exercising After 60: A Guide for Beginners
9 months ago

3 Ways to Start Exercising After 60: A Guide for Beginners

If you’re the one person on the planet who’s not on Facebook, congrats.

You’ve saved yourself from debilitating bouts of FOMO (fear of missing out) due to viewing travel photos from exotic locales, idealistic visits with perfectly well-behaved grandchildren and other fairy tale visions suitable for a Disney movie. Read More

5 Easy Ways to Ditch Nighttime Eating and Drop Weight for Good After 60
10 months ago

5 Easy Ways to Ditch Nighttime Eating and Drop Weight for Good After 60

It would be great to find an effortless, fun, easy and irreversible way to [insert your biggest wish here]. Like finding that perfect shade of lipstick, a dress that makes you look like a princess, or a chocolate dessert with fewer calories than celery. We can dream, right? Read More