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Ilene Block, the founder of Silver and Strong Fitness, knows how to get results. Her own health, fitness and vitality are a product of the same program she teaches her clients. This program is founded on the concept of “give a woman a fish and she eats for a day; teach a woman to fish and she’ll eat for a lifetime”. The Silver and Strong System™ teaches clients lifestyle skills based on its three pillars: Macros, Muscles and Mindset.

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The first pillar of the Silver and Strong System™ is learning about macronutrients, (“macros”), which are made up of protein, carbohydrates and fats. You will learn to plan your daily meals around recommended grams of macros per meal. This process teaches you to make healthy food choices to meet your macro requirements. You will learn how to eat within your macros while living an active, social, healthy lifestyle.

Strength training is the second pillar of the Silver and Strong System™. Without strength training, muscle mass decreases approximately 3–8% per decade after the age of 30 and this rate of decline is even higher after the age of 60. The good news is that strength training can help you maintain and rebuild muscle at any age. Even if you’ve never lifted a weight before, it is not too late for you to learn proper form, how to strengthen your muscles and to retain that strength as you age.

Its often said that the most powerful “muscle” in your body is your brain. How you perceive yourself, your actions, your challenges and your potential for success all affect your outcome. Many of us engage in self-sabotaging activities without being aware we do so. This is why the third pillar of the Silver and Strong System™ focuses on your Mindset. This pillar teaches you the process of becoming aware of your self-perceptions, which often fuel your actions, your likely outcomes and your obstacles. For example, do you look at a task and think “Oh, I could never do that” when you’ve never tried? We will provide tools to help you determine where your potential mindset blocks are and how to overcome them. Being aware is the first step to change. If you change your thinking, your body will follow.

Having the support of a community of your peers can make all the difference of your transformation journey. This why all levels of Silver and Strong coaching include video calls with your community, whether it be others in the one-on-one coaching program of the group coaching program.


In addition, all coaching clients are invited to attend a monthly video call focusing on an important aspect of healthy aging, whether related to your nutrition training or mindset. These monthly calls will be hosted by a Silver and Strong coach and often include a guest speaker.


Another important aspect of the community is the ability of coaching clients to interact with each other. There are Silver and Strong Facebook groups for one-on-one coaching clients, group coaching clients as well as a third group for all clients to interact together.


The importance of a community of your peers cannot be overstated. We believe we are all stronger together. To this end, beginning in the spring of 2025, there will be at least two annual Silver and Strong Retreats. One is the spring in Maui, Hawaii and one in fall in San Diego, California. The size of these retreats will be limited so that personal attention is provided to each participant. The opportunity to participate will first (and always) be offered to Silver and Strong clients.


How long is the coaching program?

One on one coaching requires a three-month commitment.
The cohort group coaching program requires a six-month commitment.

What if I have never had coaching before?

No problem! If you are willing to learn, including putting the time in to learn the Silver and Strong App, and are open to new experiences, we will walk you through all you need to know to be successful in the program. After that, its all up to you.

Can I cancel anytime?

After the initial commitments outlined under the “how log ins the coaching program” above, you can cancel on 30 days’ prior written notice.

Who is Ilene Block?

Ilene Block is the founder of Silver and Strong Fitness. She is an ISSA certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition and Fitness coach. Perhaps more importantly, Ilene knows what it’s like to yo-yo diet for over 40 years – losing and gaining the same twenty to thirty pounds over and over again. She never gave up looking for the answer to losing weight AND keeping it off so that she could live a happy, healthy life and age with vitality and joy. She finally found the answers and developed the Silver and Strong System based on those experiences and principles.

Ilene has two grown sons who live in California. She lives in Maui, Hawaii, with the love of her life, her husband, Elliot, an ironman athlete and their Great Dane, Koa.

Do I need access to a gym for training?

We can design a program based on what is available to you, i.e. a home gym or a commercial gym and will provide a list of basic equipment necessary to do our workouts at home if that is your preference.

How long are the sessions?

Weight training or cardio sessions vary depending on your goals and available time. This requirement will be discussed between you and your coach before your initial program is designed; however, on average, during the weight loss phase, the intention is to reach a point where you are weight training 4 to 5 days a week and doing some type of cardio exercise 7 days a week.

What is included?

The Silver and Strong SystemTM consists of three components:
*Weekly macros
*Weekly strength training workouts
*Weekly mindset assignments (generally reading materials)
*Weekly check-ins with your coach, training buddy (if you are part of the group training cohort) and/or weekly group zoom calls.

How many days a week will I be training?

Weight training will likely be 4 to 5 days a week.
Cardio, during weight loss, will likely work up to 7 days a week and be lowered during maintenance or during a build as needed.

Are you ready to take your health and fitness to the next level?

If so, I’m excited to work with you! Please download “Get Coached – See Results” for an explanation of the Silver and Strong Program. If this sounds like a fit, please download the Client Information Sheet, and after completing, email it to

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Have you been looking for the answer on how to stop the cycle of yo-yo dieting? Are you looking for a tribe of women to support you on your health and fitness journey? Are you ready to “get comfortable with being uncomfortable” and push past your pre-conceived notions of what is possible for you at your age in and the shape you are in? Are you ready to put yourself first and take care of yourself, both for you and so you can do a better job of taking care of others? Then you are ready to join the Silver and Strong revaluation. Click below and let us know of you interest and get the process started.

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