A super-fit 51-year-old mother has revealed the secret to her incredible physique – that she says is better than it ever was when she was in her 20s.
Southern California-based fitness trainer Lynn Montoya regularly helps her clients get into tip-top shape with her personalized training programs, regardless of their age – ensuring other women in their 50s can achieve the bodies of their dreams.
Lynn works out a staggering 20 times a week in order to maintain her own figure – however she says that every woman has the ability to achieve the same results, as long as they are willing to dedicate themselves to living a healthy and active lifestyle.
Tip top shape: 51-year-old mother Lynn Montoya has revealed how she got into the best shape of her life by working out a whopping 20 times a week
Stepping up her game: Lynn, from Southern California, says she is in better shape now than she ever was in her 20s (pictured)
Setting an example: The fitness trainer, pictured left in her 20s and right recently, works with other middle-aged women to help them get into shape
The stunner particularly likes to focus on helping middle-aged women get stronger and happier with in-person and virtual training sessions, helping them to get in the best shape of their lives.
Speaking to Jam Press, Lynn explained, ‘We women are conditioned to believe that as we age, we need to take it easy and that workouts need to be slow-paced and humdrum. I believe just the opposite.
‘I have my clients eat only clean real food, train them hard, and the results are incredible.’
Lynn works out an impressive 20 times per week, as well as teaching corporate fitness, private fitness classes and spin classes.
She was already fairly well known in the Southern California area, but since launching her Instagram page she’s amassed a whopping 44,100 followers thanks to her fitness tips, workout videos and saucy photos.
The stunner said her posts on the social media site are about empowering women to be strong in their 50s and beyond and are mixed with a healthy serving of creative content, recipes and a ‘dose of racy photos that surely entice male followers to stay engaged.’
As well as sharing exercises to improve health and fitness, Lynn also reveals how workouts can improve other areas of your lifestyle – including your sex life.
‘Science suggests lifting weights improves sex drive by encouraging your body to produce more testosterone,’ she wrote in a recent Instagram post.
Fighting stereotypes: Lynn says that women need to overcome the suggestion that they should slow down as they get older – insisting they should do the exact opposite
Inspiration: The stunner said her posts on the social media site are about empowering women to be strong in their 50s and beyond
Spice things up: As well as sharing exercises to improve health and fitness, Lynn also reveals how workouts can improve other areas of your lifestyle – including your sex life
‘Since healthy testosterone levels are associated with sexual desire, doing exercises that can increase testosterone may also amp up your libido.
‘If you already do some type of strength training as part of your fitness routine, some minor tweaks may be all you need to ensure you’re maximizing your testosterone-producing potential.
‘Experts suggest the following three tips to get the most out of your weight lifting session: Working all the major muscle groups, especially your legs (the largest in the body); Doing fewer reps with heavier weights; Shortening your rest time between sets.’
She continued: ‘Intense cardiovascular exercise like HIIT is an excellent way to blow off steam because it lowers levels of the stress hormone cortisol in your body. Elevated cortisol has been shown to significantly reduce testosterone, so keeping your stress in check is crucial for maintaining a healthy sex drive.
‘Strength train at least 3X and HIIT 2x a week to keep your libido riding high!’
Lynn also wants women to realize the importance of a healthy lifestyle when it comes to avoiding illness as they age, explaining in a recent Instagram post that maintaining a ‘healthy weight’ is key for maintaining good health.
‘Staying at a healthy weight is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your risk for cancer,’ she wrote.
‘When it comes to cancer, the only thing more important than maintaining a healthy weight, is not smoking. This is because excess weight causes inflammation and hormonal imbalance.
Bring the heat: ‘Since healthy testosterone levels are associated with sexual desire, doing exercises that can increase testosterone may also amp up your libido,’ Lynn explained
A workout a day… Lynn also wants women to realize the importance of a healthy lifestyle when it comes to avoiding illness as they age
‘If you are overweight or obese, your risk is higher for 12 different types of cancer including colorectal, post-menopausal breast, uterine, esophageal, kidney and pancreatic cancers.
‘However, if you eat mostly plants, you remove many of the foods that lead to weight gain. Add in exercise and you’re on a path towards weight loss and a healthier life.’
Lynn also runs a YouTube channel which features over 100 workouts designed for at-home use.
As if that wasn’t enough, she’s also just managed to complete the Burpee Challenge, which has gone viral online.
The goal to be considered an ‘athlete’ is 12 minutes, and times under eight minutes are extremely rare, that is until now.
But the mom, who is eligible for American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) membership, managed to rack up a whopping 100 of the exhausting burpees in just over six amazing minutes, cutting that time in half.
‘My mission is to prove to middle-age women that you can be strong and sexy at any age,’ she explained.
‘The path is simple… it’s strength training, HIIT workouts, eating clean and getting your hormones checked yearly,’