We bring back Queer Money Lifestyle Newsletter, Elite Personal Trainer and body builder Aaron Guy for this week’s Queer Money to talk about fitness for 40-year-olds and older. We’re in our 40s. In fact, John turned 43 shortly after we recorded this episode. So, fitness is a concern that near and dear to us.
Would you believe that Aaron’s top two favorite exercises for abs are squats and dead lifts? Aaron, also, shares the number one mistake you’re making! When you learn this, you’ll be liberated.
Forty-Year-Old Fitness with Aaron Guy
The Telegraph published Why 40 Is The New Age of Fitness last June. The article talked about how, at least in the UK, there’s a trend of men in their 40s getting back in shape. We find this interesting because it wasn’t too long ago that the “dad bod” was the trend.
We agree with that Will & Grace episode about the difference between “straight fat” and “skinny fat”, however it does seem even gay men have let themselves go relative to the body image-obsessed 1990s and 2000s. Aaron Guy shares what he’s seeing in Los Angeles and Chicago in both the queer and straight communities.
We share the fitness struggles we’re experiencing in our 40s, which are probably struggles with which many men in their 40s identify. We, also, share exercises and exercise regimens we follow, much of what we see other men in their 40s doing at the gym that aren’t serving us. Aaron educates us on what we should and shouldn’t be doing.
We, also, discuss exercises that we did in our 20s that don’t benefit us in our 40s. The good news is that even gay men in their 40s can still have fabulous beach bodies if we do age-appropriate exercises. Check out this Queer Money and get started on a path back to fitness today.