WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2017

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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says his mission is to keep older clients doing everything they want to do. "Don't concede to your age," he says. "Use it or lose it." Women who commit to a fitness program find they feel better mentally as well as physi- cally. Stress and mood can improve. At Boston University, researchers in the cognitive neu- roscience lab of Dr. Karin Schon are studying whether aerobic exercise can protect the brain against dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Study participants, adults ages 18-35 and 55-85 who haven't exercised before, come to the BU Fitness Center for weekly work- outs. Researchers hope the Exercise and Brain Function Research Study will demon- strate that exercise is a cost-effective prescrip- tion for fighting brain pathologies associated with aging. BTone Fitness in Wellesley offers the Lagree method of training on the Megaformer, which gives a full-body workout based on Pilates principles in 45 minutes or less. Ideal for body sculpting as well as for older bodies, the Megaformer allows for slow and con- trolled movements and safe cardio while addressing flexibility, balance, and muscle building. Beginner classes are available and an introductory session is free of charge. "Our workout is challenging but modifiable," says Alissa Pool, owner and manager, "Our classes are different each time to work different mus- cles and retrain the body." FLX Training's goal is to take clients from where they are today to where they have always wanted to be. It's important to remem- ber that it's not too late to start making posi- tive lifestyle changes that will impact your health and general well-being. Older women today can be living proof that age does not define or limit physical ability. Like champion athletes, they exhibit the inner strength that's important to fitness, bringing gratitude, wis- dom, and grit to their workouts. There's a workout program for you right in town. You just have to step inside the door. fitness & health "age does not define or limit physical ability" 152 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 7

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