Lt. Col. Bob Weinstein Challenges Seniors of AARP Chapter to Act Young

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On August 24, 2005 at the Coconut Creek Community Center in Coconut Creek, Florida, retired Army Reserve Lt. Colonel Bob Weinstein inspired and energized 100 AARP members with age range from 65 to 90 about the three keys to performance enhancement.

Asked about his experience of speaking to an age group of 60 to 90 year olds, Col. Weinstein replies, “It was great! I always enjoy speaking with our senior citizens. They are so appreciative. It is such a rewarding experience for me to see their eyes light up and to bring a smile to their faces. Being a senior citizen does not mean that you have to act old. That is one of the messages I leave with them. The other message is to focus on caring and helping others and their own emotional state will improve.” He also shared with them about healthy eating and exercising.

He emphasized the importance of volunteering and to apply the life principle of every little bit counts.

“Sometimes, we may feel overwhelmed by the enormity of a major disaster such as hurricane Katrina. It is important to have the mindset that even my small contribution will make a difference. This principle needs to be applied to all areas of our lives when seeking to improve, one step at a time, one day at a time.”

Professional Speaker, Lt. Colonel Bob Weinstein, "The Health Colonel", enlivened his audience and energized the room. He does not use the traditional business attire. He is dressed in his military-style beach workout attire with combat boots providing an excellent combination of entertainment, inspiration and concrete life tips that are easy to understand and implement. He is a great storyteller who knows how to relate to all age groups.

Col. Weinstein also shared with them about his military-style workouts on the beach as well as the importance of caring for and about others. He explained how participants of his workouts on the beach respond to the question, “How’s everyone feeling?” with the response, “Feeling good, sir!” as loud as they can. He then had the AARP members do the same and with enthusiasm. “What an experience to experience all this energy coming from 60 to 90 year olds. They responded with a volume and enthusiasm made them appear to be decades younger.”

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About Lt. Col. Weinstein:

Lt. Col. Weinstein was born in Washington, D.C., grew up in Virginia and spent twenty years in Berlin, Germany; he is retired from the Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel with 30 years of service and spent about half of that time as a military instructor with the Command & General Staff College.

He has been featured on radio and television, among others, on the History Channel and Fox Sports Net as well as in various publications such as the Washington Times, RAZOR magazine and the Herald. He is also on the Expert Panel of 24 experts for the New York based company called Affinity Solutions as their Health and Fitness Adviser as a service to other national companies and their employees.

His background is unique and diverse ... military instructor, attorney, motivational speaker, wellness coach, certified corporate trainer, and certified personal trainer. Bob is fluent in German and English.

In furthering the health and wellness aspect of his military years, he started his own business "The Health Colonel" and specializes in a military-style workout on Fort Lauderdale Beach that incorporates strength, cardio, flexibility and agility training, both personal training and group sessions.

Bob is known as the Health Colonel and is a motivational speaker on topics of leadership, team building, sales, fitness, nutrition, health, wellness and the importance of interrelationships of people. You can find out more about his programs at

He is also presently writing a book on health and wellness.

His burning desire is to help others lead healthier and happier lives and reduce some of the preventable health-related suffering and deaths caused by an unhealthy lifestyle.

Some of Bob’s clients as a speaker: Sony, American Express, KPMG, AOL Latin America, IBM and Humana.


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