Sabrena Jo – New Fitness Options for 2021

Dec 30, 2020 | aging, books, culture, Health, politics, Science, seniors, technology


Sabrena Jo – New Fitness Options for 2021

The Not Old Better Show, Fitness Friday Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show Fitness Friday edition, I’m Paul Vogelzang, and this is episode #509.  

Our show today is part of our Fitness Friday series, and it’s another great one in our Fitness Friday programs.  We’ll be hearing from returning guest, Sabrena Jo 

While many people gained weight during the lockdowns, others have used the change in routine to eat better and exercise more.  On the Fitness Friday program, we talk with Sabrena Jo about exercise and fitness.  But, with the new year, our new year’s resolutions, after such a brutal 2020, it’s good to look forward and think about what’s to come.  It’s been somewhat of a running joke in a profoundly unfunny time: endless laments about the “quarantine 15” or “COVID 19,” referring to the number of pounds gained during the lockdown.

One of the many challenges of COVID was the abrupt change to day-to-day schedules. People began working from home, if they had worked at all, in many cases joined by their kids. Gyms, recreation centers, and parks closed, curbing exercise routines. Stress levels skyrocketed for many, with baking, eating, and drinking becoming major outlets and means of reward. Indeed, studies show a link between high-stress levels and overeating.

I always love speaking with Sabrena Jo, American Council on Exercise (ACE)  Director of Science and Research, because of her research orientation.  Research, fact-based analysis, and outcomes orientation are critical to our Not Old Better Show audience.  

Today we’ll be speaking about when the environment around you changes and your routine changes, too, you can use it as an opportunity to say, “I am going to treat myself better in these really rough times.”  We’ll talk about a fitness mindset, why it’s so important.  It’s always how you view things, how you position your situation, your sense of self-worth, and how you treat yourself.

You know, together with conscious portion-control and eating better, combined with a simple conscientious fitness routine, it really feels like we’ll be making permanent and positive changes in our lives.  Stick with it, and please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show via interview phone, ACE Fitness’ Sabrena Jo. 

My thanks always to Sabrena Jo, ACE Director of Science and Research for joining us today.   Please check out the ACE #acesciencesaturday, which we’ll link to here, for more great tips, resources, and information. And to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience.  Please keep your emails coming to me with show ideas, suggestions, and comments: @

Remember, stay safe everyone, and let’s talk about better…The Not Old Better Show.  Thanks, everybody.