About The Author
Phoebe is a physiotherapist currently working in the NHS with a special interest in working with older adults, specifically for promoting and empowering older adults to develop the confidence and skills to exercise and strength train. She has a wide range of experience of treating different client groups: older adults with general aches and pains, chronic pain, neurological conditions and cardiorespiratory conditions.
Her passion for promoting healthy lifestyles and strength training in older adults has grown from working with this population and realising that despite substantial evidence showing the benefits of strength training for older adults, most are unaware what it consists of and how easy it is to get started!
As we get older we all lose muscle mass, muscle strength and bone density. These changes can have significant consequences. They can lead to slowing down, aches and pains, difficulty with day to day activities and increased risk of illness and injury.
The importance of exercise for adults has been understood for a long time. But what has been ignored is the absolute importance of exercise, and specifically, strength training, for older adults. There is a vastly expanding evidence base demonstrating the huge benefits of strength training as we age: improved muscle mass, strength, bone density, improved vitality, quality of life, functional abilities, reduced risk of age-related diseases, and improved sleep and mood to name just a few.
It is quite literally never too late to get started to reap these benefits. If you are feeling unsure, this is exactly where this website can help you (and your older friends and family, and even the younger ones too!).
Phoebe developed this website, blog and strength programmes with the goal to educate and empower older adults to take control of their health and happiness as they progress into the later and best years of their lives.
Browse our blog and free strength training programmes to learn more. For tailored 1:1 online coaching, click here.