When we think of athletes in their prime we usually think of them being college aged to their late 20s and early 30s. But with Tom Brady’s continued excellence in his late 30s and now 40s, there is more heightened awareness on how to be a better athlete as you age.

So what can you do? How can you become a better athlete into your 30’s 40’s and beyond? Here are some tips to help you do just that:

  • Watch what you eat and when you eat. When you are younger you could eat a lot of unhealthy food and get away with it, but as you get older, choosing what you eat and when you eat becomes very important. Your metabolism changes as you get older. It is always important to watch what you eat, but as you age, it takes on a whole new level of importance to help you maintain an athletic body.

  • Join an adult league. As you get older it is important to stay active. A great way to stay active is to join an adult sports league. Facilities like The nZone offer a variety of different sports like soccer, basketball and dodgeball that will help you not just stay in shape, but could help you develop better skills or reignite a passion for a particular sport all while making new friends.
  • Get some support and encouragement. Let’s be honest, going to workout out alone can be tough and not very motivating. What if you had a group of people you were connected with that encouraged you and challenged you to meet your fitness goals? The great news is that we have some great groups at The nZone! Whether it is joining a group fitness class or being a part of an existing fitness community at The nZone like Crossfit Hyrdaulic or Adrenaline we have some great people involved in these groups who are amazing encouragers. Being a part of one of those groups will definitely encourage you to become a better athlete, and stick with your workout routine!

Just because you are getting older doesn’t mean you are past your prime and you can’t become a better athlete. Watch what you eat, get involved in an adult league, or try a group fitness class/group and you can be where you want to be no matter what your age is. Contact The nZone today to learn more about our adult fitness offerings in Chantilly, VA!