You Can Lose Fat and Add Muscle in Your 60s: She Did!

Want to lose fat and add muscle? Think it’s too late? My next guest will help you lose any doubt you can do it at your age.. Including in your 60s.

A frequently-asked question in our community at least among newcomers is, Is it too late? Is it too late to stop the muscle loss or to gain muscle back? 

Spoiler alert, no. Are you willing to lift weights, prioritize sleep and eat enough of the right food? Then yes you can gain lean muscle, lose fat, and have more energy. It’s all possible! 

Cardiovascular Fitness Walking Tips

My Guest:  

 Joan was an Organizational Change Management professional, who has transformed her experience and expertise into a “better second half” (aka retirement or Third Chapter) passion, coaching individuals on making changes that are sustainable. Joan is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) accredited by the International Coaching Federation. She is an Integral Master CoachTM as well as a mental fitness coach certifed by Positive Intelligence. Joan also holds a Menopause Fitness Specialist cerficate from Flipping Fifty.

About a year ago, at age 66, Joan discovered the Flipping 50 nutrition and fitness program and in her own words is following it with enormous success.

If you are interested in collaborating with Coach Joan to make change, you can learn more about her at You can also email her at [email protected] if you are interested in connecting with her. Joan offers prospective clients a complimentary half-hour introductory session.

You’ll hear Joan talk about how to lose fat and add muscle as she did in the past year, with significant changes in fat loss occurring in the last 4 months. She shares her whole story of what she’d tried and how it went, what helped her and what made it a little more difficult. 

Questions We Answer in This Episode:

  • How did you learn about Flipping 50?
  • What were the hardest changes (beliefs) for you to make?
  • What has surprised you about your results?
  • Are you on HRT?
  • What do you know now that you would have liked to have known at the start?
  • How did your experience with making changes support you on this journey?

Post Publication Clarification

In regard to her current injury preventing her from lifting weights, Joan added:

“…being stronger is supporting my rehab: strong core and legs are helping me getting in and out of bed and picking things up off the floor without bending over!  I do want to get back to upper body strength training asap.  I have been focusing on my legs as much as I am able!”  

– Joan Ermelbauer, 67

More Tips for Walking Effectiveness and Comfort

How to prevent tightness in hip/low back? What would cause lower back pain while walking?
Lower back pain can be prevented with improvements in walking posture. Imagine a tall posture, leaning forward from the ankles. The biggest mistake is made leaning from the waist.
Your fascia – the layer of ligamentous tissue covering your muscles – essentially stiffens. Change the gait or stop and stretch periodically.
Find warmups at my Youtube channel.

Long strides or short?
Yes! Based on the previous response, you want to mix it up.

Best posture while walking up a hill? Saving our knees?
I’m not sure these are the same question or separate, so I may misinterpret in my response. You maintain the same forward angle from the ankle as when on a flat. Avoid bending forward from the waist or the neck.

Best walking routine to burn the most fat in a shorter period of time?
This one completely depends! If you want to burn fat you have to be in an optimal cortisol and insulin dance. I could tell you a routine that for someone would support fat burning but for you might encourage fat storage or adrenal fatigue.

For Osteoporosis – [This question is not quite clear but doing my best]
Walk, but don’t only walk. We are mobile during the day so more of the same load doesn’t overload bone enough to add more stimulus.

How to Make Walking More Beneficial with These Tips

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