I was reading the last issue of Newsweek ( August 22 & 29, 2011 ) when on page 42 I had the great surprise of finding a great article on Jane Fonda. She has been my exercise icon since she started back in the 90’s with her videos, teaching great aerobic exercises with or without the step. Before her, I used to go to the gym where I had a great personal trainer; I did yoga for the mind and body connection, and I also used to meditate daily. Throughout the years I was doing the same fitness routines until I discovered The method! In this interview of Jane Fonda you can see how beautiful she looks, perfect posture and vibrant. She gives brief tips on how to feel, look and enjoy your life after 60. As a baby-boomer myself I can totally relate to that need of self-reinvention.
One tip that called my attention: For fitness she recommends The Pilates Method, I was not surprised because I know that the best bodies at any age are the Pilates bodies. The secret for a supple and strong body.
She also believes in keeping your entire body flexible. For her sense of well-being she practices Zen meditation. I never thought that I had so many thing is common with my exercise icon! I have found the fountain of youth in Pilates and stretching. Meditating daily is also a very important part of my day, keeps me centered and balanced. Now, I feel better both physically and mentally than when I was in my thirties and forties. Thank you Jane for inspiring all of us!