My first book: How 2 Get Fit 4 Later Life!

How 2 Get Fit 4 Later Life book by Gavin O'Brien

Thanks to being on lockdown I’ve just completed writing my first book; HOW 2 GET FIT 4 LATER LIFE!, a fitness and nutrition guide for people aged 60 and above. It includes step-by-step guides on how to do over 70 exercises; warm-up, aerobic, balance, chair-based, strength, core and stretches. Central to the book is a GET FIT 4 LATER LIFE … Read More

Older adults (60plus) lockdown home workout

Lockdown workout

We’re all on lockdown here in sunny Brighton and Hove just as the rest of the UK is, and now that our usual exercise venues of gyms, community centres and or church halls are closed you can now workout at home using a few things you have in the house to replace the equipment that you’d normally use.  This lockdown … Read More

Regaining fitness after major surgery or injury

Keeping fit after surgery

I recently underwent fairly major abdominal surgery having my spleen removed at Brighton’s Royal Sussex Hospital, the kind of surgery where you get to spend several days in intensive care. Now, for a busy Brighton based personal trainer this is more than just an unwanted interruption to the job that I love to do. While the operation was a complete … Read More

Why pre-exercise health screening is important for older adults

Pre-exercise health screening for older adults

The benefits of exercise outweigh the risks for most people, and as an older adult personal trainer my core goal is to encourage older adults to be more active. It is extremely important that I pre-screen all new older adult clients before starting them on an exercise programme, to ensure that the exercise I prescribe accommodates and is adapted to … Read More

Benefits of having a personal trainer for the over 60s

Over 60s Personal Training

As we age our body starts to decline, and without regular exercise both the number of and probability of you suffering from a range of medical conditions and diseases increases such as obesity, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis and other degenerative problems. Well that’s the bad news which I did not sugar coat! The good news is that … Read More

Benefits of the young at heart training programme

Keep fit classes Brighton and Hove

Fact; we’re all living longer. It’s never been more important to stay fit and healthy, especially as you get older. We all know that exercise is good for us, but too many of us think that with each passing year you should take it easy by doing a little bit less. Wrong! Health experts advise that regular exercise for older … Read More