Frail to Fit Fast

Igor Klibanov
9 min readAug 19, 2023

We often use the word “frail”, but what does that mean? In a nutshell, it means someone who has problems with the activities of daily living (ADLs). What would those be? Some examples would be:

  • Climbing the stairs in their home
  • Doing their laundry
  • Household cleaning
  • Shopping
  • Gardening
  • Getting down on the floor, and off the floor

You can imagine that having difficulties with these basic activities would have a large ripple effect, and limit somebody’s quality of life. They’d have problems with things like:

  • Travel
  • Leisure activities, like golf, tennis, hiking, etc.
  • Playing with their grandkids
  • Volunteering for causes that are important to them

…and more.

Original source: here.

There’s also the risk that if the frailty goes on long enough, someone could lose their independence, and need a family member or professional caregiver to take care of them.

All the more reason to stay strong.

We have plenty of clients who’ve improved their function. People like:

  • Valerie, who stopped using her cane and pain medications
  • Jacqui, who improved her…



Igor Klibanov

Igor Klibanov is the author 7 books on exercise and nutrition, including 2 bestsellers. Read more of his articles at