How to get lose weight and get fit after 40. Chris Freytag tells us how it can be done!

Chris Freytag is the founder of Get Healthy U, a business that caters to the fitness struggles of middle-aged women and older. She has over twenty years of experience in the fitness industry and has helped hundreds of women get their health back together past their prime. She is a certified personal trainer, health coach, and group fitness instructor as well as author of seven books and dozens of fitness DVDs. Her goal is to help women understand that fitness is accessible beyond forty.
In this episode, Chris shares her experience working with women who think they’re too old to be fit. She explains why programs that promote “quick and easy” ways are not ideal and why being patient with results matters when you’re over forty. She also describes what her fitness programs are like and what makes them unique compared to what the fitness industry is promoting today.
“Trust the process, go for the small wins, and allow yourself to make mistakes.” Chris Freytag
In this episode, you’ll learn:
  • When she first became interested in fitness.
  • The age where you can tell who’s working out and who’s not.
  • Why self-care is important if you want to take care of others.
  • Why she says motion is lotion.
  • How to set your goals realistically when you’re over 40 or 50.
  • The questions you should ask yourself to start being fit.
  • The effects of being stressed out and why it gets worse as you age.
Key Takeaways:
  • 80% of fitness is what you put into your body.
  • The health journey as we get older is about habits.
  • Fitness is not so much about weight loss, but feeling good.
  • Don’t expect immediate results when you’re over 40.
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About Chris Freytag

From her online bio:
Hi, I’m Chris Freytag, founder of Get Healthy U.
I have been a fitness addict pretty much my whole life. At a young age, I discovered that movement made me feel good and it’s been a part of my mission for the last 25+ years to help others experience what it means to feel good, be happy and love life.
I have also been studying nutrition and food for most of my life. I not only believe but know that what you eat affects your physical and mental health.
I’m mildly obsessed with sharing all I know with you and want to help you get healthy and feel beautiful each and every day. To me, this means taking care of yourself for your long-term health, not to fit into a certain dress size or live up to an ideal painted for us by the media. And by the way, there is no such thing as a “perfect” body anyway.
What qualifies me to help you?
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
ACE Certified Health Coach
ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor
YogaFit Certified
Pilates Trained Mat and Reformer
ACE Board of Directors – Emeritus Member
Board of Visitors, J-School, Mass Communications, UW-Madison
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from University of Wisconsin
Author of 7 books and dozens of fitness DVDs
But even more important than all that stuff I can put on the wall, a TV reel or bookshelf?
I’m a realist. I believe you can transform your body and mind… and look incredible at any age. But I’ll never blow smoke and promise you “six pack abs in 10 days” or “A J-Lo butt by June.”
Being in my 50s, I do know the struggles of fighting against nature. I don’t love the grey hairs, wrinkles and aging skin, but I love and appreciate my body more now than in the past. I am okay with my imperfections and feel good about who I am. I am aware of my strengths and accepting of my weaknesses, and I am always willing to work on them. Age makes people more attractive in so many ways because of how they have developed on the inside and less of what’s on the outside. And I’m here to help you feel great in your own skin and live your most fit life.
I also know the struggles of limited time. I have three kids, now grown, but when they were little, it wasn’t easy to stay in shape. After spending a couple of decades racing through each day to meet the demands of raising a family, holding down a job and dealing with all of the emotions and energy needed to parent, I am committed helping women of all ages manage their health while reigning in the chaos and dealing with the stress of everyday life.
I truly understand it’s not always an easy choice, and I love, love, love helping people find a way to make that choice a habitual and natural one.”

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