Cathy Richards

Cathy Richards

About Cathy Richards

Cathy Richards, M.A., is owner of Inspiring Vitality and the best-selling author of BOOM: 6 Steps to a Longer, Healthier Life. As a lifestyle and wellness strategist and speaker, Cathy merges experience in corporate wellness and senior living to develop her unique “never too early, never too late” message about maximizing physical health, brain function, and energy level at any age. With a M.A. Degree in Exercise Physiology and more than 20 years’ experience as a wellness coach, Cathy creates programs for older adults and their adult children or care partners. She also founded the online Forever Fit Club to provide support, accountability, and camaraderie for smart, busy women who are done with the on-and-off extremes and want to maintain realistic fitness habits long term. Her certifications include ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, Wellcoaches Certified Fitness Coach, Certified Dementia Care Practitioner, and Brain Fitness Facilitator. Cathy has been featured on numerous TV news stations and print publications and delivers motivational keynotes for business conferences, executive retreats, and senior living organizations, sharing her contagious passion for healthy living. You can connect with her on social media @InspiringVitality and find out more about her at

BOOM! Will You be Fit or Frail at 85?

Have you ever pictured your 85-year-old self? It’s the wellness wake-up call we all need! What do you look like? What do you feel like? What activities fill your day? Together, we’ll take an eye-opening look at how your current habits are creating your 85-year-old self, for better or for worse. Our speaker, Cathy Richards, exercise physiologist, wellness coach, and bestselling author of BOOM: 6 Steps to a Longer, Healthier Life, spent eight years surrounded by over 1400 people with an average age of 85. She brings back her observations to younger generations and showcases why it’s never too early or too late to make important lifestyle changes right now, helping you feel better both now and later. You’ll be energized or re-energized about small habits that mean big results in maximizing physical health, brain function, and energy levels at every age.


1. Attendees will be able to understand the most important contributors to longevity and healthy aging.

2. Attendees will be able to appreciate the specific benefits of physical movement on a wide range of health issues and overall quality of life.

3. Attendees will be able to identify the steps they can take now to improve their physical health, brain function, and energy level both now and as they age.


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