The Wellness Revolution Podcast with Amber Shaw

TWR 182: Fitness Over 40: Tips for Better Workouts with Alicia Jones

Alicia Jones is a Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness & Exercise expert. She has over 17 years of experience helping women over 50 to feel better, exercise properly, and live with more confidence and energy. She has various programs that offer different workouts, several strength training tips, and a set of strategies to help with weight loss.

In this new episode of The Wellness Revolution Podcast, Amber connects with Alicia to discuss the many benefits of lifting weights for women over 40 and 50. You will learn everything about how to exercise better to help with fat loss, how to pay attention to form, how to balance strength training with cardio, and the best tips to burn calories even if you have little time to work out.

Alicia explains that strength training and exercising with heavy weights are not tips only for those wanting to create muscle mass. People who want to lose fat and burn some calories can also benefit from compound exercises and heavy lifting – no matter what their current fitness levels are. Alicia also shares the importance of breathing, choosing the proper exercise routine, and setting realistic goals for yourself.

Episode Resources

Key Highlights

  • Just because you are a certain age, it doesn’t mean you can’t exercise. There are a lot of fitness programs that are designed for women over 40 and over 50.
  • Having realistic goals is a great way to start. In order to have great results, we need to start by making small changes every day.
  • Alicia talks about the importance of strength training to burn calories and the different modalities of this type of workout.
  • Learn how to pay attention to form, breathe correctly, and manage your calories & macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, and fats).
  • Alicia explains that people focus too much on small areas of the body instead of focusing on compound exercises, for example, to lose weight.

Connect with Alicia


Connect with Amber

Instagram: @msambershaw

TikTok: @msambershaw