Jeff Fine

The Key to Safe and Effective Fitness Programming for 40-60 Year Olds (and everyone else!): Physical Literacy and Mindset

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The number of options when deciding what to include in your exercise program can get overwhelming: functional movement, body weight exercises, strength training, cardio, yoga, pilates, crossfit… As a result, it can be challenging to devise a fitness program that’s safe, effective, and maintains your interest long-term.
In this episode of The Total Self Considered, Jeff Fine interviews Vincent Metzo, Dean of the Advanced Personal Training Program at the Swedish Institute, Director of Education of Kettlebell Concepts, and licensed massage therapist.  As Vincent and Jeff discuss how to help build a healthy fitness program for 40-60 year-old “weekend warrior” types, they delve into the history of physical education programs in the US, what’s lacking in current fitness and exercise trends, and how important it is for people to have “physical literacy”. They encourage people to shift their mindset from “exercise” to a lifetime model of physical activity that includes locomotion skills, body management skills, and object manipulation skills.

Pushing Past the Pain

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“It’s too painful. I can’t deal with this.” I hear this from clients as we begin closing in on the source of their problems.  It’s hard work, and they may reach a point where it all feels “too much.” But that’s precisely the time to pay attention. It’s human nature to avoid dealing with difficult […]

Wishing Trap

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  Ben, a 39 year old married accountant with two young children, began our session in typical fashion, plopping down on my couch, head down, shoulders slumped, and sighing deeply. “How are you, Ben?” I asked him. He looked up at the ceiling, sighed again and said, “I really wish my life was different, but […]