you’re the boss of you!


Don’t go it alone.

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Your health & fitness is our mission

Through regular exercise and thoughtful lifestyle choices, we each have the power to Be Strong and Live Long. With your warrior-like dedication and our strategic health elevation tools, you can improve the quality of your life, in your own home at your own pace.

Now more than ever we must all be aware of staying active and living healthy. Our bodies were designed to walk for miles, plow the fields and run from predators. Not much of that going on these days.

When we succeed, thousands of adults will have increased muscle strength with a healthier attitude that will certainly allow them to — Be Strong and Live Long with improved mental health, self esteem and hope for the future. When we succeed, thousands of adults will be able to actively participate in their lives with healthier bodies and more alert minds.

Lifetime fitness

Meet the trainers

Trainers Mercedes, Eva & Jake
Trainers Mercedes, Eva & Jake
Trainers Mercedes, Eva & Jake

Why bother?
Because you love your mom!

It’s really hard to be enthusiastic and up-beat when our world is out of control and seems to be going down the tubes. We can’t control persons, situations or COVID19, so don’t try. Worry about YOU!

We can control our actions and reactions — that’s “why bother.”  We can be a good example and influence in other people’s lives – that’s “why bother.”  We can show self-respect and love ourselves, encouraging the love of others – that’s “why bother.” We can figure out a personal plan and then share with a family member.

Why bother? Because you love your mom!


— Mercedes

ACE* Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
ACE* Certified Group Instructor (CGI) 

I’m a Senior! LIFE certified

*American Council on Exercise

Lifetime Fitness
For 50+ Years


Aging is technically the “lack of cellular regeneration.” By the time we are 45 years and older, we have been “degenerating” for 20 years or more. If I told you that what you eat can help make you younger, would you be interested? I am saying that you can turn back the clock with some regular exercise and healthier lifestyle choices. Are you interested?

We are the “big kids” now and this is our website, it’s dedicated to us.

Knowledge is power Get informed


The number one reason people don’t have a fitness routine is because they don’t know they need one! Our society promotes many things at a high level, but health and wellness for its people is sadly not one of them. We must educate ourselves! Find out how knees work before you decide on a treatment method. Be informed.  Find out what foods stimulate cellular growth – do what you can!

Yay — now work out!

Make a Plan
Tools and Roadmap


Be in control of what you can instead of freaking out. You are the boss of YOU and can choose to look however you want and be whatever you want. When we choose to control our personal destiny by safeguarding our health, we stand as an example for others and effect positive change.

AHFT will help you on the road to wellness with tools and a roadmap so your journey is direct and rewarding.  Don’t just make the change — live the change!

Especially for Seniors, but not just for seniors 

Go to Senior Specific Exercises Classes >
Adult Health and Fitness Today grew from a series of exercise classes for Seniors at a community center in the Palm Springs area. Program Director, Mercedes Godfrey realized just how great the need for adult and senior exercise was and founded Adult Health & Fitness Today. A specific space dedicated to exercise and health education, where we can deliver healthy living opportunities to our community. Initially, AHFT was going to be a more traditional fitness facility, then the COVID-19 pandemic struck with its lock down orders and social distancing recommendations. We needed a plan B — we are bringing our programming to you in your home online.

While AHFT is still committed to senior mobility, flexibility and health, our group programming is designed with other adults with specific health issues in mind. Adults that have difficulty performing the average physical actions of daily living will benefit greatly from our group programming.

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