This Photo Will Make You Reconsider Your Excuse for Not Exercising by Michael Wood

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and this photo of a determined woman getting some ab work done at her local playground speaks volumes. Here are my take-aways:

  • You are as young (or as old) as you feel.

  • Strength training helps fight the aging process, so work on building lean muscle whenever and wherever you can!

  • When you ignore the excuses and do the work, you’ll always feel better after you exercise.

Enjoy a little spontaneous fitness yourself today. Your body will thank you!

~ Michael Wood, CSCS, is Chief Fitness Officer at Koko FitClub, driving the development of integrated strength and cardio training and nutrition programs for Koko members nationwide. A nationally acclaimed fitness expert, Michael has conducted research as a Senior Exercise Physiologist at the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Sarcopenia Laboratory at the Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, and has lectured at Boston University and the University of Connecticut. He has been named Boston Magazine’s "Best of Boston" Personal Trainer, and made the Men's Journal "Dream Team" list of the nine best trainers in the U.S. Michael and his family live in North Attleboro, MA.