Geoff And Yoko -
You Should Write A Fitness Book!
As I have mentioned in another thread, I have made phenomenal progress following your program - Fitness Walking Two - dropping down to my ideal weight, and warding off the onset of diabetes and, as a big plus my blood pressure medication is gradually being reduced. In about a year's time, my doctor says that if I maintain my present weight, I can get off Blood Pressure medication.
So, to say that I enthusiastically recommend your website and walking programs whenever fitness is brought up in conversations, is an understatement!
Your idea of working out two days and then taking one day off is a diamond in the rough idea! It keeps a person energized and enjoying working out. If you work out every day, over time you will overtrain and possibly injure yourself.
Folks over 50 especially, should adhere to Geoff and Yoko's advice, as it makes more sense than many of the so-called "fitness gurus" out there with all their books with "special" or "secret" workout programs that are mainly just marketing fluff to make a quick buck.
Many of these "gurus" advocate working out every day, "no pain, no gain", train light one day, heavy the next, but every day, etc. These may sound good, but are not very practical when you try to put their ideas into practice.
I know, because over my lifetime, I have tried most of them! This is why I wholeheartedly recommend this website and its programs to everyone, as the ideas presented are practical and doable, very realistic, not "pie in the sky" like many of the ideas presented by the "fitness gurus" in their quest to sell their books.
In summation, I think that Geoff and Yoko should write a Fitness Walking After Fifty
book. I think it would be well received and would do a lot of people a lot of good.
I wish both of you success in every thing you do, and I hope you are enjoying your new retirement home.
Best regards, Bob