97. Functional Fitness for Midlife and Beyond with Marcus Eckert

I think it's fair to say that we would all like to stay healthy, active, independent, and vibrant through midlife and far beyond into the later years of life. Because after all, what's not to love? It means being able to enjoy more of the things we enjoy for longer, and not having to think about the physical tasks required to get through everyday life. It's a win-win situation!

One of the best ways to make this a possibility for ourselves as we continue to age, is through strength training for functional fitness. Starting in our late 30's and early 40's, we start to lose muscle mass, and as you'll hear in this episode, having and maintaining muscle mass is one of the best ways to ensure that we can move through our environments as we want.

And I know what some of you professional women may be thinking? "Aren't I going to bulk up? Won't I put on too much muscle if I start to lift weights?" I grew up hearing these things too, but the short and sweet answer is NO. We can only benefit from including strength training in our workout regiment through midlife and beyond.

So, without further adieu, I'm so happy to introduce this episode's guest, who was kind enough to join me to share all of his wisdom about the benefits of strength training for functional fitness. Marcus Eckert is the co-owner and operator of NorthBound Training, a CrossFit gym based out of Little Canada, MN. He and his wife founded NBT out of a passion for people and fitness, and their goal is to help people realize what it means to be fit, and how hard work in the gym can lead to a far better life outside of it. They believe that everybody, regardless of their age or experience level with fitness, is an athlete, and their bread and butter is helping people gain functional movement and strength.

I hope you enjoy this episode, and if after listening you're interested in learning more about NorthBound Training, be sure to check them out at:


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