Hello, I’m Cyndie! I’m glad you are here!
I live on the coast of South Carolina. I was born a coastal girl. I’ve recently gotten back to my roots, in the form of boating. It’s been great therapy, and an amazing adventure.
Not too long ago, I was a workaholic. I built a successful fitness and massage therapy business up from nothing, and it was my baby. I took as many clients as I could, determined to change lives.
About Cyndie over 50 Online Personal Trainer
In those days, I considered myself superhuman. I liked to lift heavy weights and, as a small-framed female, enjoyed shocking people with my strength. I participated in obstacle races where I climbed ropes and over high walls for fun. I even wrote and published a book! I’d always had a goal to strive for and a deadline to meet. And let’s face it, I loved it.
That is, until I didn’t. I reached “a certain age” and for the first time in my life I found that I had become unenergetic and uninspired. I began experiencing joint pain and fatigue. A typical workout would leave me sore for days.
I was forced to admit that, despite how hard I was fighting it, my age was catching up with me. I knew that I needed to re-evaluate how I was living, but I wasn’t ready to crawl into a hole and give up either. So, I changed a few things up.
Now, at 50, I lead a fulfilling life that is much different than before.
-I’ve designed my workouts to strengthen my muscles, heart, and lungs without putting undue stress on my joints.
-I’ve learned to slow down and have added restorative based practices to my life.
-I’ve learned to properly nourish my body to keep energy and strength without stressful dieting, cleanses, resets, or whatever else they are calling it nowadays.
-I go easy on myself now. I can learn new things without feeling like I need to be the best at them. I can appreciate my body for what it can do, rather than get frustrated about what it can’t or stress about how it looks. I have only one goal to strive for now…to be comfortable in my own skin. It’s taken me a while to get here, and I still struggle with it.
I closed my fitness studio in 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has certainly been a challenge to stay engaged and positive throughout this unique time in history! I decided to begin this blog to share my journey, both as a health/fitness coach and a woman in her 50’s trying to explore new passions (like boating!) and find some bright spots in life. I hope you enjoy it!