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Age is a matter of feeling...not of years.
- George William Curtis

Use it or Lose it!

I am excited to officially launch the newly designed Active Image website. This site features a new logo with a new look and feel. With its new user-friendly layout, ordering products and services on line are now easier than ever. Grab a cup of water and browse through the site ... I would appreciate your feedback.

To celebrate the Launch of the Active Image web-site we are offering 1 month of on-line training for only $1.00. Yes you heard correctly. You can have all the benefits of a personal trainer without the personal trainer costs. Take advantage of this one time offer today !!

Enjoy the newsletter and have a blessed week!

Cathy Morenzie

Feature Article

Use it or Lose it!

Did you know that your strength peaks around 25 years of age, plateaus through 35 or 40 years of age, and then shows an accelerating decline, with 25% loss of peak force by the age of 65 years? But don’t surrender and reach for the couch and potato chips just yet, here’s the great news:

The fact is that many age-associated declines occur not because of the aging process itself, but as a result of our lifestyle habits, including exercise. By increasing your strength and flexibility, you can prevent injuries and slow the age-associated loss of muscle function. Read on to learn the benefits of weight training and find out how you can incorporate simple strength training exercises into your daily routine.

Its true, research now indicates that strength is based more upon "use it or lose it" than aging itself. You can easily regain muscle strength with simple resistance training exercises. Strength training can be performed at your gym or at home using inexpensive weights or the resistance of your own body (exercises like push ups, dips, squats, leg lifts )or by using resistance such as hand weights, bands or tubing.

Not convinced yet, here are just a few benefits of weight training:

  • Increases your Lean Body Mass which causes you to burn more calories throughout the day.
  • Reverses some of the natural effects of aging.
  • Tones your muscles which look great and give you more confidence.
  • Strengthens your bones reducing your risk of developing osteoporosis.
  • Makes your daily activities easier.
  • Decreases your risk of back injuries.
  • Decreases your resting blood pressure.
  • Decreases your risk of developing adult onset diabetes.
  • Increases your good cholesterol levels ( HDL)
  • Improves your posture.
  • Improves the functioning of your immune system.
  • Lowers your resting heart rate.
  • Improves your balance and coordination.
  • Elevates your mood.

That old cliché ‘Use it or Lose it’ may be true when it comes to exercise. So grab a friend and get active for your health’s sake.

Getting started on weight training is easier than ever. To celebrate the Launch of the Active Image web-site we are offering 1 month of on-line training for only $1.00. You can start strengthening your body and feeling better right away. Be sure to take advantage of this one time offer!!

Nutrition Tip of the Week

Keep it Simple

Instead of counting calories and grams of fat; keep it simple:

  • get into the habit of cooking with healthier oils
  • minimize your calories from beverages and avoid ones with added sugar
  • avoid eating after 8:00 pm
  • set a quota on fast food eating ( maybe 1x per week)
  • consume only multi-grain breads and cereals

Exercise of the Week

Exercise Description:

Oblique Crunch

Muscles Worked



  1. Start by placing your left foot over your right knee and place your hands behind your head.
  2. Lift your shoulders up off the ground and twist so that your right elbows tries to touch your left knee.
  3. Return to the starting position and repeat according to the required repetitions.
  4. Repeat with the other side.

About Cathy Morenzie

Cathy Morenzie is a certified personal fitness trainer, fitness instructor, and Pilates instructor. She specializes in providing creative fitness solutions for people on the go. She has trained thousands of clients and trainers over the last 15 years. For more FREE tips like these, contact us or call 416-410-8517 to schedule your complimentary session. Can't fit personal training sessions into your schedule, no problem - try our online personal training and receive the benefits of one-on-one personal training at a fraction of the cost.

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