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A Power Lunch

I was on my high-school gymnastics, track, and cheerleading teams, but I never felt more athletic as a teen than when I was working out in my parents’ living room. Sometimes I woke up early to catch exercise shows on TV, but often I did my Kathy Smith step workout tape. To me Kathy was a perfect combo of encouraging “friend” and task master coach—and well, I just really, really wanted to look like her!

So I had a pinch-me moment last week when I met Kathy at her home here in LA.  She was hosting a press event to celebrate the launch of her new DVD, Total Body Lift.  Over lunch, she chatted about everything from her website (kathysmith.com) to how she continues to stay at the top of the fitness game at the beautiful age of—wait for it—57.

It turns out Kathy’s workout philosophy is a lot like my own: everything in moderation. She still does high-intensity workouts like running, but she doesn’t do them every day. She stressed how a balanced fitness plan—one that includes cardio, strength, and flexibility—in your 20s and 30s will ensure you stay fit and injury free in your 40s, 50s, and beyond. (It’s something I wish my friends who are hooked on running marathons, and only running marathons, would take to heart.)
Thanks, Kathy, for a fun and inspiring afternoon!
Twenty years later, I still want to look like Kathy Smith!

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