20 little changes for big weight loss results

This article was originally published on Today.com on October 28, 2013.  Gretchen is quoted in this article. Forget about crash diets and killing yourself with exercise—these small steps can help you lose weight in a big way. Eat off of blue plates Ever wonder why McDonald’s color scheme is yellow and red? “We are naturally […]

12 lazy ways to get fit without really trying

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This article was originally published on Today.com. While sitting at your desk at work…Tone your shouldersKeep exercise tubing or light weights in your desk drawer and use them while talking on the phone, says Gretchen Zelek, founder of Do or Die Fitness in Pasadena, Calif. Try biceps curls or overhead punches (press the 3-to-5 lbs. […]

Episode 20 Aging Enthusiastically and Discovering your Next Chapter

Gretchen Zelek spent the early part of her career as a successful money market trader on Wall Street. She had one conversation with her father which created a shift inspiring her business, Donuts & Pie Fitness. The business mission is to help people age enthusiastically, discover their next chapters, and live life with purpose. In […]

The 20-Minute Lean-and-Mean Arms Routine

This article originally appeared on Oxygen “Few things are as immediately noticeable and appealing as toned arms,” says Gretchen Zelek, AFAA-certified group fitness instructor and functional aging specialist. In just one or two arm-focused workouts a week, you can make amazing progress toward shapely arms of your own. The following 20-minute arm workout, designed by Zelek, can […]

Meet Gretchen Zelek | Aging Enthusiastically Influencer

This article was originally published on ShoutOutLA.com   We had the good fortune of connecting with Gretchen Zelek and we’ve shared our conversation below. Hi Gretchen, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business? In my fifties I started a fitness products company designed to provide support for the knees, wrists and […]

What is Power Walking?

Originally published on Nike.com While walking is a low-maintenance and effective form of exercise, power walking ramps up this basic movement to the next level. “Power walking is walking at a rapid speed with arms pumping, moving in a heel-to-toe step,” said Gretchen Zelek, AFAA-certified group fitness instructor and FIA-certified functional aging specialist. “While regular […]

Interview with Gretchen Zelek – Donuts & Pie Fitness

Article originally published on BillionSuccess.com Gretchen Zelek lives in Santa Monica CA and Cape Cod MA. She is co-founder of Donuts and Pie Fitness which interviews national experts about new and innovative ways to age enthusiastically and how to live a healthy life to the fullest with no regrets or hesitation.  Gretchen is a FAI Functional […]