Fit Strong Women Over 50

Becoming Elli with Chris Brown and Jill McCauslin

Welcome to the Fit Strong Women over 50 podcast where the cohosts from the Becoming Elli Community, Jill McCauslin and Chris Brown, interview experts and share their insights about losing weight, keeping it off, working out and becoming fit and strong. Hear from others who are making it work, become inspired and motivated. For more information find Becoming Elli on Facebook and Twitter or visit our website at http://www.becomingelli.com for more motivation, work-out ideas, recipes, tips and inspiration. read less

Wellness through Movement with Shebah Carfagna
Jan 10 2023
Wellness through Movement with Shebah Carfagna
In episode 122, Jill and Chris talk with Shebah Carfagna, an age-defying health, wellness and fitness professional with more than 27 years of training experience. Shebah is well known for her commitment to her clients and their lifelong wellness journey. Shebah has been a loyal fitness devotee for many years as a means to manage life stress and the responsibility of raising a special needs child. Realizing the importance of exercise as medicine for her autistic son and other special needs constituents, Shebah founded Panache Fitness Company in 2005 to offer these groups health and wellness opportunities. Today, Panache Fitness Company offers traditional fitness services while still serving the needs of clients with specific health conditions and chronic diseases. Shebah encourages clients to think beyond their exercise program and to manage their habits to achieve a more healthy lifestyle and increased longevity. She has enjoyed significant success with her clients in both personal training and group classes. Shebah holds professional fitness certifications: Spin, Pilates, BOSU, Boot Camp, TRX and Group Fitness and is the founder of the “AGELESS WORKOUT” presented by Panache Fitness Company. She is devoted to helping people achieve harmony between their fitness journey and a sustainable lifestyle. We discussed: What is a Sustainable Lifestyle Developing her fitness company and having a flexible schedule What she means by the ageless workout method Her online classes where wellness through movement is stressed The research she is preparing for the next publication of her book in the spring of 2023 How she works out and what her idea of a great workout is Stumbling blocks to managing physical fitness and mental fitness How she came back from a total hip replacement in 2018 More info at our website:
Find Your Tribe with Jone Carpenter
Apr 12 2022
Find Your Tribe with Jone Carpenter
Originally from rural southeastern Ohio, Jonella Carpenter, known as Jone, is both a mother and grandmother. She can often be found walking, running, or hiking in her local parks in all kinds of weather. Her attraction to the outdoors started when she was a kid (even the outdoor chores were fun for her) and grew as she became an adult. In 2008, a friend suggested that Jone run a half marathon, and though she didn’t know what she was in for, she has never been afraid of a challenge. She toed the blue line of the Akron Marathon on a crisp September morning without training, and though she crossed the finish line three hours and forty-five minutes later, she couldn’t walk for days. Needless to say, she learned quite a bit during that first race! Since then, Jone learned more about how to train, fuel her body, and stay motivated even when times were tough. As a breast cancer survivor, her body has been through significant changes but continues to be a way to explore nature, connect with friends, and challenge herself in a variety of ways. She even overcame a life-long fear of water to learn to swim in her 50s. Among her friends and running buddies, Jone is known for always saying yes to any adventure (even the cold, muddy ones) and can often be found encouraging others (even strangers she’s met along the way) to keep moving. Through the miles, boot camp classes, swim lessons, and other adventures. One key point of advice to women over 50 who want to be fit and strong: Find Your Tribe. Jone ran informal groups of friends calling themselves the Towpath Turtles or BCB - the Bad Choice Babes and works out at a gym where the group exercise inspires her. During this episode we talk about: Running races and training Finding a group of like-minded friends, Finding Your Tribe Lifting weights and cross training Her experiences with breast cancer and running shortly after her mastectomy Reframing your attitude to "I GET to do this" instead of "I HAVE or I SHOULD" Learning to swim in her 50's How she listens to her body Keeping muscle and protecting bones Group cooking Watching macros (using protein powder as a creamer) More at website.