By Brigid Morrissey
Pattie Moore, 59
Nutrient Specialist, Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine
A post-menopausal body leaves sprite young females little to look forward to: an ever-changing sleep cycle, hot flashes, and weight gain. Although most of the physical and mental changes are inevitable, Pattie Moore offers a beacon of hope to women who can no longer keep off the pounds with a healthy diet. Her solution is feasible for every woman, regardless of age, work schedule, or any other plausible excuse that is running through your head.
“Start exercising now. It’s never too late. Even if walking a short distance is all you can do, it will start to build. Cut out processed food, or give up sodas. Just pick up somewhere and start, she says. “I think that’s the best thing to do.”
To say Pattie is active is an understatement. Her favorite activity and pastime of 20 years is Pilates, which includes two hours of mat classes and an hour of private sessions on the machines. Her weekly regimen also includes an hour of both Fusion Weekly and Booty Bar, three hours of tennis lessons and up to six hours of tennis games, and four days of either a 2- to 3-mile walk or a go on the rowing machine.
How She Stays Motivated: Pattie had a good head start growing up as an athlete involved with softball and volleyball. It has been a key motivating factor to remain active in her later years. “I can’t not do something. I’m not a morning person, but everyone thinks I am. Exercise gets my day going. It’s kind of like a drug in that way.”
Photo by Melissa Donald