I look for fitness equipment that’s inexpensive, simple to use, portable, allows for a wide range of applications and allows you to maintain a fitness level commensurate with your age and goals.
Over the past five years, the TRX suspension trainer, stability balls, resistance bands and jump ropes all have appeared in this column.
Now we come to the weight vest.
We use weight vests every day at my gym in Pensacola, Fla., and we don’t practice age discrimination. A 77-year-old woman will put on a 12-pound vest for modified horizontal pullups with the TRX straps alongside an active-duty man who is doing step-ups on an 18-inch box with a 50-pound vest.