It's Never Too Late
To Start Exercising
SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH NEWS
It's never too late to begin ex-
ercising, according to Edward
"Engage in regular exercise for
one year and the body reacts as
if it had been exercising since
birth," writes Mr. Jackowski in
his bantam booklet "America,
You're Exercising Wrong."
The manuscript — subtitled
"100 Fallacies, Facts and Tips"
— is the result of his dozen years
of working with thousands of
clients as a motivational fitness
In 1985, Mr. Jackowski found-
ed Exude, a fitness company in
New York City designed to elim-
inate loopholes and the excuses
people have for not exercising.
Today, having worked with
3,000 individual and corporate
clients — ranging from execu-
tives to weekend jocks, from chil-
dren to senior citizens — Mr.
Jackowski has crafted a number
of conclusions about exercise and
His key finding is that, for
years, people have been exercis-
ing but not necessarily getting
Mr. Jackowski is a profes-
sional member of the American
College of Sports Medicine, the
International Dance Association
and American Council on Fit-
ness. He also is certified with the
Aerobics and Fitness Association
Before you invest in any fit-
ness program, you must first con-
sider your lifestyle, body type,
physical constraints (if any) and
budget, according to Mr. Jack-
owski, a nationally syndicated
columnist. He also is a fitness ad-
viser to Parents magazine.
Exercise to relax, says Mr.
Jackowski, who has a bachelor's
degree in business administra-
"Escape to your exercise rou-
tine for 45 minutes of no phone,
no kids, no boss and no problems.
"In time, your body will better
be able to adapt to stress," re-
marks Mr. Jackowski, who also
has a degree in organizational
and behavioral management.
Mr. Jackowski initially creat-
ed his exercise techniques to
train as a defensive back for the
University of Missouri football
team and later as a professional
"Just because you take aero-
bic classes doesn't mean you are
aerobically fit. Most people par-
ticipating in aerobic classes can-
not jump rope for five minutes
without resting," warns Mr.
He also notes that 60 percent
of those who participate in aero-
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