22- Flipping Fifty with Debra Atkinson

The mindset of surrounding yourself with people that you want to be like, doing the things you want to do, is hard when you’re in an area where people aren’t doing the same.

Shivan Sarna

Dr. Rob Downey speaks with Debra Atkinson, Wellness Coach and Hormone Balancing Fitness Expert, who has helped over 150,000 women “flip” their second half with the vitality and energy they want.


[03:30] Debra’s start in the fitness industry
[10:44] Creating healthy lifestyle habits
[13:08] What if the gym is inaccessible?
[20:07] Interval training in menopausal women
[30:02] Why the reasons you’re not working out are the reasons you SHOULD
[37:00] How exercise can be medicine

Shivan Sarna

About the Guest

Wellness Coach and Hormone Balancing Fitness Expert Debra Atkinson has helped over 150,000 women “flip” their second half with the vitality and energy they want. She’s the bestselling author of You Still Got It, Girl: The After 50 Fitness Formula for Women; Navigating Fitness After 50: Your GPS For Choosing Programs and Professionals You Can Trust; and Hot, Not Bothered. Debra hosts Flipping 50 TV and the Flipping 50 podcast, an AARP top podcast for 50+. She is a frequent speaker and TEDx presenter of Everything Women in Menopause Learned About Exercise May Be a Lie.

She has 36 years of fitness experience, is an International fitness presenter for associations including International Council on Active Aging, IDEA, NSCA, and Athletic Business, and CanFitPro. She’s an American Council on Exercise Subject Matter Expert, and prior Senior Lecturer in Kinesiology at Iowa State University. Debra is also founder of FlippingFifty.com and creator of the Flipping 50 Fitness Specialist program for fitness professionals. She’s a frequent contributor at Huff Post, ShareCare, and other featured outlets and on the Education Advisory Board for Metfit.org.


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