Florida-Retirement-Communities-Lake-Ashton-Community-Clubhouse-Fitness-Center-007-021214Age is just a number and there’s no reason you can’t become a fitness fanatic — or simply a regular exerciser — after the age of 50. You should certainly check with your doctor about any possible health issues, but your doctor is sure to be thrilled that you’re looking after your physical well being. If you’re new to exercise or just looking to be more consistent, here are a few tips to make fitness for baby boomers a part of your daily life.

We don’t get out of shape overnight, and unfortunately, we don’t get fit overnight. While it’s important to set some long-term goals, creating short-term goals is just as important. Goals that can be achieved in a short amount of time will serve as encouragement and keep you on track. Don’t limit your goals to weight lost or miles covered, especially if you’re just starting out. Set goals such as going to the gym or doing some sort of exercise at least three times a week for a month. It’s an achievable goal and in the process you’ll probably see some additional positive results.

Lake Ashton has an exceptional health and fitness center, which includes a personal trainer to help you get started. But all of those resources are no good if you don’t use them regularly. When setting your goals, it is important to make a fitness schedule and stick to it. Treat your workout the same way you would an appointment or meetup with friends. Schedule it into your calendar and treat it as something that can’t be missed. Many people prefer to work out first thing in the morning so they have less chance of putting it off. Regardless, find the best time for you and stick to it.

Many people also find it helpful to write down their fitness goals, both long term and short term. Stick them on the fridge door or somewhere you’ll see them regularly so they can act as a reminder. Plus, you can always check them off as you achieve goals, and you can add new ones as you find yourself getting fitter. You may also want to look for someone who shares similar fitness goals. Fitness for baby boomers often sees more success with a workout buddy who can be a great source of encouragement and hold you accountable on those days when you’re feeling a bit lazy.

With a heated indoor pool, indoor tracks, weight rooms, sports and aerobic areas, as well as tennis courts and a golf course, Lake Ashton provides you with a wealth of features and amenities to help you set and achieve all of your fitness goals.