Zumba, flipping tires, and boxing today.

I so love being retired.  I get to go to the gym every day, and change up my routine.  Today I had a 10 a.m. Zumba class, dropped my husband back home, and then back to the gym.

Infinity is the only gym close to me that has a boxing room.  I will be pleased when they take out some old equipment stored in there, so that we can get to the speed bag, without climbing over stuff.

Anyway, I enjoyed my boxing routine, and then went into a huge back room they have.  Here are the 3 sizes of tires that you can work with.  After about a month, I am now on the medium size one, and keep eyeing up the large one.  At 110 lbs., I can’t imagine ever being able to move that colossal one.

I still have some pain from my core workout on Thursday, but only the tops of my legs.  Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to get up, and not feel that my legs won’t work.

Have a fun day, including a workout, if possible.

Boxing turned into an ab workout yesterday.

My trainer was busy yesterday afternoon, so he planned an abs workout with a fellow trainer.  This guy was a third of my age, and said that I would be doing the same routine, as he had just completed.

I laid on the mat, and crossed one leg over the other one, and did crunches, then the other leg.  From here he held my foot, that was at a 90 degree angle, and I lifted the other one.  Then changed sides.  The killer was the Russian twists, with a fairly heavy ball, and feet in the air.  Finally he placed three hand weights in front of me, and I had to have my feet up, and go between the weights.  The final one was my feet going over them.

First time was easy, second time more difficult, and the 3rd time a killer.  He said that my abdomen would feel it today.  No, it was the crease at the tops of my legs, and groin area.  I struggled to get up this morning.

Oh, I forgot to say before the workout yesterday, I had been at the gym for 1 hr. 45 minutes, with a Zumba class included in that.  Also last night we had gone dancing, and I did around an hour and a hour.

I walk with my girlfriend on a Friday morning, so we went to the Nature Park, and I walked it with her 3 times.  Came home, and hubby wanted to go to the gym, so have been back doing upper body.  Tonight?  Dancing, of course.

70 is a number.  I don’t think I will ever slow down.

Thrive into fitness.

My boxing trainer, Ryan, has had so much energy lately that I asked him what he was doing differently.  He said that even though some days he works from 5.30 a.m. to 9.30 at night, he can get through his strenuous routine, now that he using Thrive.

Well I wanted to know more about it, so he showed me a short video, and then I got a 3 day sample pack for $15.  There were 6 capsules, 3 packs of Vanilla Shake mix, and 3 Derma Fusion Technology patches.

All very simple, take 1-2 Thrive Capsules in the morning on an empty stomach, wait 20 – 40 minutes and mix milk, or water with the Thrive Premium Lifestyle Mix.  Then apply the patch to the bicep, shoulder, forearm, or top part of the hip.  This is to be replaced the following morning.

So I went ahead and did all of the above.  I am on the go all the time, so as far as more energy, it’s hard for me to tell.  I never stop.  It is supposed to stop food cravings, enabling you to loose weight.  I am sure that this would help in the long term.  You get quality vitamins, and minerals that your body needs, so you don’t have to take a multi-vitamin.

Personally I think $5 a day is very reasonable, when you are saving on your vitamins, and you have it for breakfast.

I am the fittest 70 year old I know, so probably I am not the one to be writing about this, but I truly think that there are many people out there, that could really be helped with this product.

I am not selling it, my trainer can certainly sell it to you, and if it works, you can also be a distributor of it.  Here is his Facebook website: https://www.facebook.com/ryan.k.competitor

The webpage for this product: https://www.facebook.com/LevelBrands/  There is a video you can watch about the product, and many testimonials.

Please feel free to contact me, or Ryan, if this interests you.  I did not receive this for free, or receive

any incentive for writing about it.

Fit Jab. The best weight lifting gloves I own.

I love the FIT JAB Weight Lifting Gym Gloves with wrist wraps. I have a titanium plate, steel rod, and 7 screws in my right wrist. With the really long wrist wraps I can now use these gloves when lifting, instead of wrapping my wrist.

From the Amazon webpage:

‘PERFECT FIT AND HIGH QUALITY: Fit Jab gym workout gloves made of high quality Palm Amara leather with the most comfortable knitted 4 way 100% cotton and Velcro closure,

lightweight material perfect for Men and Women.
EXTRA SUPPORT: Integrated Wrist Wraps to stabilize wrist joints for support when lifting weights ,definitely give you extra maximum support and results
DESIGN: Anti-Slip corrugated technology for a better grip, fingerless workout gloves are produced from fabric that is breathable, so less perspiration accumulates ,double security on gripping surface for better grip and prevent the slippage and injuries.’\
They give me enough support, and so much better than other gloves I have with shorter wrist wraps.
They are made of palm amara leather, cotton, and Velcro to secure them. They have a great grip too.  They truly work for me

I did receive mine at a discount, and wanted to let you know how great they are.


Blitzu Power + Compression Knee Brace for Joint Pain, Meniscus Tear, ACL, MCL and Arthritis Relief, Improve Circulation Support for Running, Gym Workout, Recovery Best Sleeves Patella Stabilizer Pad

I will not take pain medication for my right knee, even though I can’t twist it anymore, so always use a knee brace.  I like thinner ones, so was happy to receive the Blitzu Power + Compression Knee Brace.  

It is for meniscus tear, ACL, MCL relief, and much more.  I have had a tea in the meniscus, and need to protect it.  These knee braces/sleeves are much thinner that many I have.  I really like that as I not only wear them at the gym, and don’t care what they look like, but also under trousers when I go dancing.

These fit nice and tight, and all you feel is a firmness, protecting the knee.  They stay in place, as they have a grip on the inside, near the top.  I like the black, with the gray logo, and side stripes

The price is certainly right, at $9.99 for the pair.  Many come in single packaging.

A little from the Amazon webpage:

‘PROFESSIONAL HIGH GRADE QUALITY – Made of POWER+ Premium Performance Fabric. It’s ultra durable, breathable, washable, antibacterial, moisture wicking, UPF50+ and 100% Permanent UV / Sun protection. The Blitzu® POWER + superior grade circular knit structure delivers 360 degree stretch for greater flexibility, unsurpassed power and durability ‘

I did receive mine at a discounted price, but feel that they are worth the Amazon Prime price.



Ketone Strips Keto Test (150 ct) for Ketone Urine Testing. Ketosis Test Strips for Keto Diet, Paleo, Ketogenic, Atkins, Low Carb, and Diabetic Diet

In the past my trainer has given me a strip to test my urine, after I have been boxing, and feeling light headed.  This could be due to Ketosis or low sugar.  I saw the Med Lab Diagnostics Ketone Strips, and figured I would give some to my trainer, as he gets through so many.

They are so simple to use, literally pee on one, and then check the color with the chart on the bottle, or leaflet that comes with them.  That’s it.

If you are on a Keto, or one of the many other diets it will show how well you are doing on your diet.  I personally wouldn’t use them with a diabetic diet, as my husband tests his sugar readings 4 times a day with his meter.  This is a more accurate way for someone that has been diabetic for 44 years.

Mine worked great, and my trainer used them with his clients.  He said that they worked as well, as the ones he pays around $15 for, and only gets 50 test strips.  These are only $8.99 for 150 strips.  He told me that he will be switching over to these, as he has Amazon Prime too.

Paying over the top?  Check these out at the link below. I also found a $1 off coupon right next to the price, so even better at $7.99

I did receive mine at a discounted price, and as you can see by my review, would have willingly paid full price for them.



I have been asked to do a 15 minute health, safety, fitness talk at a seminar.

Not only am I proud of my body, and what I have achieved at age 70, but also our Financial Advisor that we have been with for 20 years is impressed with my knowledge on the subject, and how much I help others at the gyms I belong to.

Therefore he would like me to talk, and also do a few demonstrations for his clientele.  The audience will be either my age, and up to 20 years older than me.

I want to tell them how I have reversed osteoporosis, but also safety around the house, and some of the simplest of exercises to get them moving.

I am so excited about it, as I already feel that I am an ambassador for my local gym.

This generation of seniors are not the sitting at home watching the television, knitting, with feet up.  We are an energetic, lively crowd.



Pathway Fitness Glute Band – Hip Circle Band, Hip Band Resistance Workout Band, Hip Resistance Band for Stretching, Circle Bands for Squats and Lunges

The Pathway Fitness Glute – Hip Circle Band, resistance, stretching band for Squats and Lunges is a perfect fitness band, for when I am on vacation.  It folds so small that I can take it anyway with me.

Initially I wasn’t too sure how it worked, so read the details on the Amazon page, which describes it better than I would:

Improve form by using our hip circle band as support for your lower body workouts, help injury prevention by using our hip band for your warm ups to ensure your muscles are loose and prepared to perform optimally.
Our workout band specifically target your hips and legs and can be used in exercises such as…
•Hip Thrusts
•Glute Kickbacks
•Leg Press
•Walking Lunges
•Hip Abduction & Adduction
•Walking Side Steps… and Resistance Training!
• Medium – Body-weight under 150 pounds. Diameter: 13.5 Inches
• Large – Body-weight over 150 pounds. Diameter: 15 Inches
• Blue (Available in Medium & Large)
• Red (Available in Medium & Large)
• Black (Available in Medium & Large)
How To Use Our Hip Resistance Band
Simply place the circle bands around your legs just above your knees. Make sure to keep your knees pushed out and always keep your back neutral. Feel as your hips and legs start to burn!’

I have tried the band, and it fits me really tight.  I have the small, and weigh 110 lbs.  It is really well made, and stays in place.  I have used the instruction sheet that came with it, to try different exercises.

I did receive mine at a discounted price, and know that I will get lots of use out of it.


RARI Nutrition – INFINITY 100% Natural Pre Workout Powder for Energy, Focus, and Performance – Strawberry/Lemonade

I use a pre-workout drink every day. I normally take it around 20 minutes prior to an intense session.  I was almost out, so wanted to try the RARI Nutrition Infinity 100% Natural Powder.

Upon opening the container, there was a really strong strawberry smell, the flavor is strawberry lemonade.  It states to take a level scoop to begin with, and then increase it to two, once you know that your body can tolerate it.  I had no problems with the scoop, as mentioned I take very similar products,

all the time.

It is to be mixed in 6 – 8 fluid ounces of water.  It dissolves easily, and it tastes more of strawberries than the lemonade.  It is a pleasant taste.

I do intense boxing, lifting weights, circuit training, and even our Zumba trainers can get 7,000 steps out of us in a  hour.  I certainly feel that the RARI Pre Workout is helping me, to achieve even better results.  Today I did 6 minute rounds with my trainer.  We were both pleased how it went.

Some information from the Amazon webpage:

‘Safety Information

Warning: For healthy adults only. Consult your physician prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Do not use if seal is broken. If you experience discomfort, discontinue use and contact us for a full refund. Contains caffeine: too much caffeine may cause nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness, and, occasionally, rapid heartbeat, dizziness, nausea, and stomach pain. Keep this product and all supplements out of reach of children.


Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Caffeine Anhydrous, N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine, Agmatine Sulfate, L-Citrulline Malate, Beta Alanine, Black Pepper Extract, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Calcium Silicate, Stevia Extract, Beet Powder.’

It has no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. It is also vegan friendly.

I did receive mine at a discounted price, and chose to write a review about it


CJHFAMILY Pull Up Assist Bands – Exercise Fitness Workout Mobility Power lifting Body Stretching Training Resistance Bands For Women Men Kids, Sale is for Single Band or Set, 2 Free Loop Band

I ordered the black pull up assist band, and received 2 free loop bands.  Thank you CJHFAMILY for the bonus bands.

I go to the gym every day, so tend to do boxing, lifting weights, Zumba, and circuit training there.  However, we get to stay on the beach for a few days each month, and that is when I need to take small equipment with me for upper body.

These bands are going to be perfect. The main black Workout Band is, 25 to 65 pounds tension. (0.9 “wide, 4.5 mm thick, 41” long) .  The free loop bands are, red 3-5 lbs. and black 6-8 lbs.

The 2 free loop bands can be rolled up, and fit in the palm of your hand, which makes it perfect to take, wherever you go.  It can be used while sitting down, and watching television, so no excuses for not working out.

There is also a 4 piece set too, so the Amazon webpage gives information on this one too.  Here is a little information:

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL – Perfect CrossFit bands, resistance bands, powerlifting bands, stretch bands, yoga bands, for weightlifting, pull-up bands, and pilates bands, improving mobility or injury rehabilitation. Resistance band allows you to get fit, lose weight, gain muscle, get stronger. This set of bands is also recommended for physical therapy practice/rehab after surgery and replacement.’

If you are in a bedsit, tiny apartment etc., then these will give you a good workout, without taking up any space.

I did receive mine at a discounted price, and have tried them out, to let you know that if used frequently will help you.