Personal trainer, Bobbi Parker, and Hall shares how she transformed her body and how she feels better now than she did in her 30’s.
A fitness-loving 61-year-old is sharing her secrets to aging gracefully and try to help women of all ages need to learn to love their bodies.
Bobbi Parker Hall, of Portland, ore., credits to clean eating and weight training in order for her incredibly muscular physique – which she said is better than when she was in her 30’s.
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Until I hit [my] in the mid-fifties, and I’ve always struggled with the last 10-15 pounds [sterling] – I have very small hips, just so that I could carry it off, and always looked leaner than I was. Is my fat going to my stomach area, inner thighs, and arms, too,” she told the Daily Mail.
The 61-year-old has been able to find a program that works for your own body, with an emphasis on clean eating and weight lifting.
Parker Hall, who used to be a bikini competitor, in order to focus on the cardio to keep up with the size of the device. However, they do not like the changes in her body and she started to eat more and add heavy weights to her workout routine.
“That’s when I thought,” that’s my food, and started adding more weights than cardio, and changed my life,” she said. “That’s really the most important thing, because even though I was a personal trainer, I still fell into the mind trap of believing that I needed more cardio to see if I wanted to look at it.”
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The divorced mother of two children, and now proudly shows off her washboard abs and sculpted legs, on her Instagram page @modernbodiesfitness, where she teaches fitness and diet advice to others is to be an online instructor. Her main tips for the young and old is to stay active, build muscle, and eat healthy meals.
While Parker Hall was dedicated and committed to helping the people who are there to look good on the outside, and they, too, believe that beauty comes from confidence and feeling good on the inside as well.
“Well, that brings me to another topic of body dysmorphia that a lot of us have. Learn to love, and how God has made you, is the single most important thing a woman can do it,” she said, pointing out that aging can be especially hard on women.
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“You know, I have the capacity to be one of the best things to help with the re-start of your life at the moment. We don’t have to give up on our hopes and dreams,” she added.
Parker Hall, the focus is on the creation of opportunities for women who have short periods of time each and every day, in order to empower themselves through exercise.
“I want you to come up with a way to get them to help out for a few minutes to herself, maybe it was just to do a few planks or sit-ups or stretching in 5 min[h] here and there,” she said.
“Women always want to feel attractive and desired. Even at 80-years-old,” she said.
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But, on the whole, however, Parker Hall, and is carving out a space for women to feel good in order to just be themselves, “Be yourself.” To go grey, if you’d like, and dye your hair, if you want to be. Accept where you are at with your age, and for the love of all the people in your life.”