Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Spunky Robert Henry - A Pilot Plus a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

About the Author:

Robert Henry, age 56, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Certified Personal Trainer, a Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, and a Certified Wellness Coach. His awareness of fitness and nutrition began at the age of 29. When Robert first started to exercise, it was mostly for the purpose of increasing body weight through the addition of lean muscle mass. However, more than 20 years later, at the age of 52, after years of being lean and enjoying good health, Robert experienced an undesired increase in body fat and his health profile changed in the wrong direction The loss of that body fat and the reversal of new and undesirable trends in his health profile became Robert's new exercise goals. By re-booting his exercise regimen and further "tweaking" his nutrition, he successfully accomplished his new goals and, as he likes to say, discovered his "inner athlete".
Although he had worked out for more than two decades, the journey he experienced in his early fifties ignited something within Robert and he voraciously sought to increase his knowledge and his credentials. It was then that he earned his numerous certifications and set about to share his passion for health and fitness with others.
Robert's background extends beyond fitness. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University and worked for many years as an attorney. 

Robert Henry at 14
He also discovered a love of aviation early in his life and, while still a teenager, became a Commercial Pilot and a Certified Flight Instructor. 

After law school, he went on to become an Airline Transport Pilot and eventually earned three jet ratings. Now in his fifties, he values his health, fitness, and wellness very highly, and seeks to inform and inspire others.

Robert’s latest book is the health/fitness how to book, Age Re-Defined.
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What Robert Henry Says About His Book:

Your state of health, how you feel, and how you look are more within your control than you think – even in your forties and fifties (and beyond). This book addresses exercise, fitness, nutrition, wellness, and the mind-body connection. Its purpose is not to promote a particular exercise program or a particular diet plan – although its coverage of exercise, fitness, and nutrition is extensive – but rather to inform, educate, and motivate the reader on the importance of being proactive in one’s own health, fitness, and wellness.

Even if you are already physically active, this book can assist you in evaluating the effectiveness of your current exercise efforts. A foundational background in exercise and fitness concepts is provided. Not only does this book cite to numerous authoritative sources, but it also conveys the author’s own philosophy of exercise and an informative overview of his own exercise and nutrition regimen. 

The author, who is 56, shares his own motivating journey and the positive results he achieved through exercise, nutrition, and the mind-body connection, with particular emphasis on the challenges faced by him in his early fifties and the favorable results he achieved at that age by “re-booting” his commitment to health and fitness.

The importance of nutrition is explained and heavily stressed. A Registered Dietician with a Master’s Degree in Nutrition is a contributor to the nutrition content. One comes away with an awareness of quality nutrition and its role in optimal health, fitness, and wellness, and with a good working knowledge of the kinds of foods and eating habits which are most beneficial.

As stated in the book’s Introduction: This book is about believing in yourself, maintaining inner strength, and understanding exercise, fitness, nutrition, and wellness. This book is also about getting younger instead of getting older, discovering your inner athlete, and becoming and remaining healthy and fit in both body and mind. 

This book is for people who have never exercised but who would like to start; for people who would like to know more about good nutrition; for people who exercise but have not seen results; for people whose fitness level has declined and who want to re-ignite their fitness quest; for people who choose to be proactive about their own health, fitness, and wellness; for people interested in the mind-body connection; and for people who reject negative self-talk and self-limiting stereotypes about life after the age of 50. All ages are welcome.


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  1. Welcome to Spunky Senior Authors and Talents, Robert. I have to admire you for being a pilot, especially since I'm afraid of heights!
    Your book sounds great as well.

    Morgan Mandel

  2. What a terrific area of expertise. I've seen many people my age who think that they're on a downhill slide and they just go with it, exacerbating that downhill slide even more. To me, it's never too late to get healthy and change your attitude about your age. Forever young!

  3. Excuse me! But 56 is not the age of a senior! Is it? My kids are in their fifties! Robert looks like he could be a romance novel model. Robert,I share your beliefs in good diet..however, I am a lazy soul and have never excercised much at all. Not athletic, not very physical.
    We eat more like vegetarians at home--just skipping all meat, anything that is flesh of an animal, including fish, etc. My husband craves a hambuger about once a month, so we go out and I eat one, too. They're so good! But we're very healthy in our 70s, with low body fat. We feel better eating like I cook now--getting protein from eggs, beans, cheese, dark green vegetables (which I must camoflauge so he'll eat them.)
    Thanks for telling us about yourself and your book. You've accomplished a great deal, and it appears you'll continue to produce. Good for you.

  4. I used to be fit and healthy during my career as a chemist. For the ten past years, I shifted to Romance Writer and accumulated fat in the wrong places. Two weeks ago, I had an epiphany and realized it was time to put healthy food and exercise as my top priority. Yes before writing. I hope I can persevere. Thank you for a great example.

  5. Thanks to all of you who've commented so far for your kind words and your great comments.


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