The 60-Year-Old Grandmother with a Six-Pack who Developed a Successful Abs Program for Midlife Women

Updated: Mar 22


Long-time trainer with over 30 years experience in the industry developed an abs program for midlife women with a proven track record of 100% success


Aggy Sapienza, a fitness instructor for over 30 years inspired so many women along her career to reach their fitness goals and change their lives. Now at the age of 60, after becoming a grandmother to her first grandchild, Aggy says she has never been more fit in her life, and she's loving every moment of it. Two years ago, however, when covid hit, things looked quite different for her. After teaching fitness classes at St. John's University and at the local gym, Aggy had to find a creative way to keep her business alive. Not long after everything had been shut down, St. John's asked if she could teach her classes virtually. She immediately said yes, even though it meant going virtual. Something she had never tried before. Her virtual classes were a huge success. Alumni, students, and staff all joined to the point she had over 100 participants in one class. "I taught daily, but when the semester at St. John's ended, so did the fitness classes, and luckily that's when I discovered Ola ka ola", says Aggy.

Ola Ka Ola ('life goes on in Hawaiian') is a one-stop wellness hub for women over 40, which provides at-home options to manage new age-related changes in women's bodies. The idea for her famous Abs program that impacted so many women on Ola Ka Ola, came up during one of her ongoing full-body classes in Ola Ka Ola when a few women suggested they did an ab challenge together. As a result, Aggy developed a special program that every woman could easily do, for just a few minutes a day, and really succeed. "I asked them to give me 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week for a month. After only 30 days, they all saw incredible results." Aggy happily reveals her secret weapon, "I am using weights when doing abs." , she says. "I figured, if you can sculpt your arms with weights, why not your abs? And I was right, It works. My abs have never been in better shape than now. And I'm 60!"



Whether she teaches her Abs program or her ongoing classes on Ola Ka Ola, Aggy is known for her funny classes which are always full of good stories she tells. Her participants join in to listen to her stories and time goes by so quickly that they don't even realize they have been working out the whole time.

"I love seeing our members join my classes with their PJs on, or during vacation or even during lunch breaks at work. We are all like one big family".


Little did she know that her participants will even be the first to know she had become a grandmother for the first time, as she received the news during her 6 AM class. "I am so happy we were able to get this moment on camera. Seeing everyone cheering for me during this incredible moment was the best feeling in the world. Where else can you get this?"


Aggy's Abs program has been successfully running on the Ola Ka Ola platform for over a year now. Recently Sapienza partnered with her long-time colleague, trainer Ada Coonerty, and together they offer their popular Arms & Abs program on Ola Ka Ola - with 15 minutes of arms workout followed by 15 minutes of abs.


A new cycle of the online Arms & Abs program opens on March 31st.

Give her a few minutes a day and you won't believe the results.



About Ola Ka Ola

Ola Ka Ola ('Life goes on' in Hawaiian) is the ideal wellness platform for every woman over 40. A one-stop-hub for middle-aged women which provides, in just one click, at-home options to manage new age-related changes in their bodies, which women are often hesitant to report or too scared to face. With tailor-made programs, group training, healthy eating coaching, a supportive women's tribe, and close expert guidance, we promise to help every woman get active and start living her best life today.




Aggy Sapienza - Trainer

Aggy has been a fitness instructor for over 30 years. A Certified Personal Trainer through AFAA. Aggy teaches total body sculpt classes on the Exercise Box. Her 30-day Abs program is one of the most popular programs on the Exercise Box platform that changed the lives of so many women who saw incredible results.



20 views1 comment