Ladies – You’re in your 50s and feeling your age, so you want to get active and stay strong, but you don’t have the energy to test out tons of workout programs to find the right one for you. Don’t worry – you can still have an exciting active future and stay strong without the guesswork.

Start by taking it slow and finding something you enjoy. One of the best ways to stay committed to a workout regimen is to make sure you like the activities you’re doing. If you enjoy dancing, sign up for a class at a local studio. If you’re more of a nature lover, go for a hike or a bike ride. Whatever activity you choose, make sure it’s something you can do regularly.

Next, focus on strength training. It’s never too late to begin strength training, and it’s the best way to stay strong and protect your bones and joints. Aim for three days of strength training each week. I know that can seem like a lot at first, but with proper guidance and technique, it will quickly become the most effective way for you to get back to feeling like your strong, confident self.

(Side note: if you’re not sure where to start or find guidance you can trust, check out what I have for you at the bottom of this article…)

Another great way to stay strong is to stay hydrated. Keeping your body hydrated helps your muscles stay strong and energized. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, and opt for water instead of sugary drinks.

Finally, don’t forget to get enough rest. Rest is essential for muscle recovery, so make sure you give your body the time it needs to rest and recover. Aim for seven to eight hours of sleep each night, and take a few rest days each week.

You don’t have to test out tons of workout programs to stay strong in your 50s. Just choose activities you enjoy, incorporate a few strength training workouts into your routine each week, stay hydrated, and get enough rest. With these simple steps, you can have an exciting active future without all the hassle.

Ready to get started on your fitness journey? Join me in my free Jumpstart To Strength for Women 50+ program!

During this free strength training program, you will learn exactly what to do when you exercise from home to build your strength without injuring yourself.

You can get access to the entire program for free by clicking here.

Julie Cates

Julie Cates is an experienced, certified, and insured National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Personal Trainer and mastery level Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT®) Rx Specialist (MATRx). She is one of 88 certified mastery level Resistance Training Specialists® (RTSm) in the world. This combination makes her style of training impactful and still preventative and restorative of joint and muscle issues and pain that are common with exercise. Julie specializes working with women 50 and over. Specifically, her main focus is working with women with bone density loss, muscle loss, Osteopenia, and Osteoporosis. Julie has incredible experience working with brand new exercisers. Very specific types and styles of exercises are needed for restoring and maintaining bone density, and Julie guides her clients through these in a pain-free way. She is also well experienced in helping women exercise even with various joint, bone, systemic, and neurological diagnoses. Julie is definitely your go-to personal trainer for women with Osteoporosis! Julie graduated cum laude from the University of Florida. She earned her degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology with a specialization in Exercise Physiology. Julie is the co-owner of Muscle Activation Schaumburg in Schaumburg, IL. She is a wife and mother of two. Julie can be reached via e-mail at Follow her on Instagram at @julcates!