Outdoor Movement at 80 Centerfold

Okay, so it’s not really a “centerfold.” Shelah, co-author of our book and graphic artist for this blog, informs me it is not really a “centerfold” because it is not in the center of the magazine. It is  a two-page “spread.” I ask you, does the title “Two-page spread at 80!” pique your interest?!?

Outdoor Movement at 80

I was contacted last June by Katy Bowman’s Public Relations person, Melissa McNeese, Fit PR (melissa-fitpr@verizon.net). She had received a query from Cindy Kuzma, a highly respected health and fitness writer, for an article in the USA Today Best Years Fall/Winter 2018 magazine. They wanted instructors with expertise in the fitness industry to discuss attributes of indoor vs outdoor workouts for women 50+. For this reason, Melissa asked if I would be interested in a telephone interview with Cindy. Of course I was delighted and excited.

The interview took about 45 minutes and was lots of fun. I enjoy talking about Katy’s work and the difference it has made in my life and the lives of my co-authors. Cindy said the magazine would be on newsstands in mid-August. Therefore, I didn’t think any more about it until late August.

At that time, Melissa came up with another magazine article interview opportunity for Lora and me. (We’ll see what, if anything, comes of that.) It reminded me about the USA Today interview. Melissa did some inquiring and sure enough, it was on the newsstands (pp.72-73) and available electronically. USA Today Best Years Fall/Winter 2018, pp. 74-75. The title of the article is “In or Out.”

USA Today Best Years 2018 Article - In or Out Article USA Today Best Years 2018 - Photo of Joan up a tree

USA Today Best Years 2018 Cover
USA Today Best Years 2018 Cover

The “photoshopping” on my picture is impressive. For example, while having lunch together the other day, Lora saw it and said, “You don’t have a wrinkle anywhere – even your  feet look perfect!” Shelah and I reminded her about the talents of “photoshopping” as we compared our wrinkles of reality.

In the article, notice the plug for the book and this blog. (See upper righthand corner of left page under Tools to Get You Sweating.)

Sharing Movement

In the article and photo I am sharing my experience of outdoor movement at 80. Thanks to Katy’s suggestion that I could climb a tree “even at my age” (then 78), here I am today. I am discovering a world of new opportunities for movement outdoors including hiking, climbing, hanging, and balancing. Coupled with Katy’s alignment tools integrated into my daily life, I am moving more and moving better – dynamically aging!

Thank you, Katy! I am grateful for what I have learned from you as it has changed and continues to change my life.

 

 

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This site is about personal experiences and opinions based on years of training and practice. It is in no way intended to instruct, recommend or suggest that anyone try the activities shared.

CO-AUTHORED BY JOAN VIRGINIA ALLEN, SHELAH M. WILGUS, LORA WOODS, AND JOYCE FABER

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