“I love your emphasis on building strength, muscle and confidence I’m canceling my subscriptions to fashion magazines.”
–Lisa Jung, Ellsworth, Maine
When I first saw the word diet on your cover, I cringed. But then I read “Move It and Lose It” (January/February 2000), which is the only real way to lose weight. Here’s to the exercise diet!
Thank you for three great articles in the January/February issue: “Athlete of the Century: Babe Didrikson,” “Move It and Lose It” and “Sweat Now, Age Later.” The first gave me historical perspective, the second gave me a vision of attainable results in the present, and the third gave me a positive view of my aging body’s possibilities in the future.
I really enjoyed “Sweat Now, Age Later,” about women who are still active even though many people think of them as senior citizens. The article inspired me to give a Women’s Sports & Fitness subscription to my grandmother, an incredible, fit woman. Keep up the good work!
Raleigh, North Carolina
As a 57-year-old pre-Title IX athlete, I was thrilled with your January/February issue and especially with your story “Sweat Now, Age Later.” Finally, a magazine for female athletes that proves age isn’t a factor.
I was impressed with your January/February issue until I got to “Sand Blast.” Because safety has been a huge issue in the sport, I’m very disappointed at the lack of safety gear portrayed in the photos. The women you show are wearing no helmet, no goggles and no riding boots! Those are the minimum items all riders should wear. Granted, protecting your subject would have kept readers from seeing what lipstick she was wearing. We all know how important it is to look great when you’ve rolled your ATV on top of yourself.
Your article “Is Your Trainer Trying to Kill You?” (January/February) was a real eye-opener. I should have known it’s hit or miss with trainers. I go to a gym where the instructors look as though they need a trainer themselves. And all will tell you something different when you use the same machines. Shouldn’t instructors working in a gym at least be certified?
New York City
Editor’s reply: Yes, trainers at most gyms must be certified. Ask your trainer where he or she got their certification. The American College of Sports Medicine is a top program.