Ice skating, gymnastics, fitness competitions, and ballroom dancing, all played a part in keeping Dena Anne Weiner young. She began competing in fitness in her 30s, and over 16 years she did 85 fitness shows. She was always the oldest by 15-20 years, and would often hear that she couldn’t win because of her age. She would go on to prove everyone wrong in a big way, winning the Fitness America Pageant at the age of 43, the oldest woman to ever do so.
Three months before her 50th birthday, Dena would lose one of her sons in a tragic car accident. With two other sons and a husband she needed to be there for, Dena knew she had to rely on the mental and emotional aspects of fitness to stay strong. She was able to grieve through dance and continued work on her mindset. Dena uses stretching, meditation, and journaling daily to maintain her best self. Just three years ago she reunited with her first love of ice skating after a 50-year hiatus, and at the age of 60, she’s never felt better.
What You’ll Learn:
“It was never just about the physical part of fitness, I always preach to people the mental and emotional aspects.” -Dena Weiner
How to Connect With Dena:
If you want to learn more about Dena and what she could offer you, visit her website at www.denaanneweiner.com.
Aging is inevitable, but it’s not something to complain about, it’s something to be celebrated. At the age of 52, with 30+ years as a master personal trainer, your host Jennifer Ashley has helped countless people age successfully. You might be wondering what aging successfully looks like. It’s the ability to move freely, with vitality and energy. With a degree in human development, Jennifer knows that by early middle age, many of our body functions start to decline. She also knows that by utilizing fitness, nutrition, and mindset, we can slow it down or prevent some of it. Join her and an array of guests to find out how you can age successfully too.