Fitness Over 40 | Personal Trainer in Buffalo, NY

Personal fitness training for people over 40
who want to train at home to get fit and stay fit for life!

NOTICE: StrongFast Fitness has retired from personal training. But check out the StrongFast Planet blog which is still somewhat active!

Working out at a gym doesn't work for everybody. (Statistically, most gym memberships go unused.) But there's a great alternative: train at home! You don't need a ton (literally) of equipment.

Basement Gym
How many pieces of equipment are here? How many cats?

There are some challenges to training at home, in particular:

  • Knowing what to do and how to do it
  • Getting going and sticking with it

StrongFast Fitness can help with personal training and coaching for you to use at home including:

  • Fully individualized training programs
  • Online progress entry and monitoring
  • Daily monitoring and feedback
  • Online personal support system—not automated messages!
  • Video chats available
  • Training/coaching sessions…your place or ours!
  • Assistance with setting up your home fitness area

StrongFast uses two-week custom training blocks called "Blitzes" and a propietary online system for programs, feedback, tracking, and more.

How do I know this system works? I use it myself! Yes, all of my training is done using Blitzes and recorded in blitzometer. And almost all of my training is done at home.

Invest in a healthy future: Get stronger now!

Age-related strength and muscle loss (sarcopenia) isn’t just a possibility…if you’re over 40, it’s probably already started. Do any of these sound familiar?

  • Grunting and groaning when standing/sitting or other everyday exertions?
  • Harder to climb stairs? (Do you need to hold the handrails more?)
  • Harder to open jars? (Grip strength is often the first ability to decline.)
  • Walking more slowly and/or carefully?
  • No longer doing physical activities you used to enjoy?

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging, for Medicare enrollees age 65-74 more than 12% of men and 21% of women are unable to perform at least one of these physical functions:

  • Stoop/kneel
  • Reach overhead
  • Write
  • Walk 2-3 blocks
  • Lift 10 lb.

In fact, the most commonly failed measure is the ability to walk just two or three blocks. Being able to get around quickly and safely on foot is an ability we often take for granted but is a critical factor in your quality of life.

If you're well under 65, you might be wondering what this has to do with you. Getting stronger now doesn't only help you now (in many ways), it also builds a strength base that will help you as you get older.

You’ve probably already seen the effects of aging on older loved ones: difficulty standing, walking, lifting, reaching, etc. These are all very basic physical functions. At StrongFast Fitness, we specialize in helping people who want more out of life.

  • Running and jumping and dancing and playing
  • Hiking and climbing and biking and skiing
  • Lifting TVs, air conditioners, or other heavy objects
  • Carrying bags of groceries
  • Moving furniture

StrongFast Planet: Recent Posts


Home Equipment #17: Bike

Next up on our slowly-expanding home equipment list is the bike. An indoor bike, of course. Because riding outside is not always desirable, or possible. And this series is about “Home Equipment.” Continue reading


Born to Sprint

I’m a sprinter. Not a competitive sprinter. Not a particularly good sprinter. But when I run, I usually sprint. The farthest I ever ran was 5 miles and that was one time. I’d have to look up the last time I ran a mile. Most of my running is incline … Continue reading

Home Equipment #16: Heavy Bag

The home equipment list continues, slowly but surely, on to one of my personal favorites: the heavy bag. It’s sometimes just called a “punching bag” but it’s useful for much more than punching (although that’s definitely a fun one). Continue reading

Plank Lines

Planks have long been a popular core exercise. They’re simple, require no equipment, and can be an effective way to improve core stability. (But not to reduce belly fat or get a six-pack. Just sayin’.) But like all exercises, form counts. The Form Cop has talked about this before. I’d … Continue reading

Home Equipment #15: Boxes and Standing Boards

And the home equipment list continues, this time with some DIY items. First up is boxes. They seem pretty boring, but they’re actually quite useful. Continue reading

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