Men’s Fitness After 50 is a resource for men that are not willing to give in to age related declines. Mark Nutting, a two-time national award-winning personal training with 40 years of experience, has created this site to help men hitting middle age and beyond realize their health and fitness goals, whether it’s for the first time or regaining those that were lost.
“The biggest difference between someone younger getting fit and someone over 50 is that we have had more time to screw ourselves up.” says Nutting. “We’ve had more time to eat poorly, drink too much, smoke too much, be sedentary, gain weight, and abuse our joints. It all takes its toll. Health and orthopedic issues can derail our lives and lead us to believe that the best is over. It shouldn’t be …and doesn’t have to be. It’s also not just about preventing decline, I’ve worked with many clients in the second half of their lives where they went from inactive and unfit to health and fitness rock stars, better than they have ever been. It’s not going to be much fun living long if we’re unable do the things that we want to do.”
Nutting, now 62, has had his own share of setbacks. His collegiate football career (offensive lineman) ended after chronic shoulder dislocations forced him to have surgery that ultimately did not correct the problem. In 2011, that same shoulder required a full replacement. Mark has also had back surgery for spinal stenosis and ruptured disk, suffered stress fractures, a torn meniscus in his left knee, torn labrum in his right hip, and has significant arthritis in both of his thumbs. “In spite of all of these orthopedic issues, I keep coming back. My personal workouts are still more challenging than most 20-30 year olds would be able to do. If you know what to do and work at it, these setbacks are road bumps, not barriers.”
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Mark A. Nutting, Jiva Fitness Co-Owner, Master Trainer and Instructor
Personal Fitness Professional’s 2016 Trainer of the Year Legacy Award
National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Personal Trainer of the Year in 2009
National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
National Strength and Conditioning Association Recognized Certified Personal Trainer Emeritus
National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer
American College of Sports Medicine Certified Health and Fitness Director
American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist
USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
CrossFit Level 1 Instructor