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What is 40fit?

40fit supports a community of athletes age 40+ with Fitness, Community and Lifestyle resources. The goal is to support performance, lifestyle and quality of life for 40 plus athletes. By combining the resources of evidenced based science, anecdotal experience, and the community, individuals are challenged to look at aging through a refreshing perspective and reach their maximum genetic potential.


The more I trained using various methods, the more I realized there was something missing.  I noticed that even though I was significantly more fit than most of my peers, my experience in training was not the same as the “younger crowd.” The higher my fitness level became, the more I realized the value of fitness and lifestyle factors that I paid less attention to in the past. This is true for almost any athlete seeking higher levels of performance and capacity. Any inexperienced athlete can make quick and sometimes astonishing gains.

40fit programming is based on my own personal experiences as an athlete, evidenced based science and the collective experiences of the community. The programming model is a conjugate of these inputs and represents an adaptive construct to support the maximum genetic potential of each individual athlete. There is no one system that can meet the needs of all individuals, and anyone who would tell you otherwise is selling something for the purposes of selling something. The programming in the training model will constantly change and be a work in progress. We will not follow fads or training techniques just because someone else recommends them or they have become sexy. The foundation of any training should be based on what works, not what sells. I know that puts us at a significant disadvantage to spread the word, but I hope that the results of those who engage in our training will be evidence enough.

Apr 12, 2019

Fifty episodes in the BOOKS!! Thanks for sticking with us so far, sharing your challenges and successes with us, and walking this fitness journey with us. Today Coach D and Coach Trent have a little pep talk about training through adversity. It's a word that coaches throw around a lot, and it's kinda vague. That's intentional -- adversity can be a lot of things. It usually means different things to different people. Maybe it's lifting the barbell when you've got a muscle injury, maybe it's finding time to train with a crazy busy family life, maybe it's laying off the cheetos when it's time to dial in your nutrition. The details are unique to you, but every person has to face challenges from time to time. How you choose to deal with these challenges often determines where your health ends up -- good or bad -- five, six, years down the road.


Now, adversity doesn't mean injury, not in this episode. There are times when we must intelligently assess and address our training problems, and sometimes that means appropriate rest and rehab. Adversity in this case means those daily challenges, sometimes large, sometimes small, that tempt us away from the gym or whisper to us to stop short of what we're supposed to do.


Training through adversity is, simply put, a mindset, a determination to do something that you don't want to do. Yet it's not all willpower either. Those that train through adversity consistently have made training part of their basic hygiene, like brushing your teeth. Have you ever spent the night somewhere unexpectedly and woken up, having not brushed your teeth because you didn't have any of your toiletries? It's terrible, it feels wrong. Missing training feels that way too, if you have acquired the habit.


If you're still working on the habit, know that you will hit a roadblock at some point. It's part of life. Also know that how you treat those roadblocks determines whether the habit sticks, or fades away.


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