In episode #5 of the Becoming Elli Podcast, Jill and Chris talked with Brian Kennell, personal trainer & business owner, about:
- Muscle Mass
- Interval Training
- Strength Building
- Cardio Training
He said that he used to get questions from his clients about how to lose weight, but in recent years the questions have changed.
“Instead of focusing on losing weight to be healthier — yes, that is part of it, but there is more to it than that…
The things my female clients over 50 are asking me are more performance based, more health based, more fitness based instead of just ‘Can you help me lose weight?”
‘I want to be able to run a 5K with my kids, and not be in pain during or after.’ or ‘I want to go skiing with my husband this winter. Can you get me in shape for that?’ It’s what your podcast is all about.
If you want to lose weight, it’s a different formula. If you want to be healthy, if you want to be fit, if you want to be active, it’s a different formula than weight loss.”
He shared some “don’t miss” exercises that all women over 50 should be doing and ways to stay fit when you only have 15 minutes to work out.
You may be surprised to hear that he also mentioned some exercises that probably are not appropriate for women over 50. (Bet you can’t guess which ones!)
With more than 15 years working in the fitness industry, Brian Kennell has worked at sports performance facilities and a medically based fitness facility – as both a trainer and manager. He now has his own personal training business, BKennellFit, where he will travel and meet people to train on location – at a park, on the trails or their home.
Brian has a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology/Adult Fitness, both from The University of Akron.
He wrote his Master’s thesis on a popular supplement ingredient and also had a poster presentation at ACSM National Conference.
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
While he was not very athletic as a kid, he loved sports but felt that he didn’t really excel at anything. After he began lifting weights in college, it all came together. Since then, he has competed in natural bodybuilding competition, started training for powerlifting, ran a half marathon, and is training for a full marathon.
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