This Is What 54 Looks Like

Fitness guru Elisabeth Halfpapp refuses to be anti about aging

By Nikki Ostasiewski
elisabeth halfpapp
Elisabeth Halfpapp
Photograph: Melanie Acevedo

On her claim to fitness fame “My husband, Fred, and I created Core Fusion, a series of barre-based workouts that combine Pilates, yoga and ballet. We teach it at Exhale Spas [locations are nationwide;].”

On her vices (we’re glad she has some) “I’m originally from West Germany and love beer—especially German Altbier. And I have dessert every day. My favorite is lemon pound cake.”

On what surprised her about aging “I used to be out the door in minutes. Now hair and makeup take longer than they once did.”

On her beauty staples “I can’t do without moisturizer. I rotate Exhale Wonderlust Serum [$65;] and Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum [$150; neiman​].”

On her midlife mantra “My fifties feel better than my twenties. My secrets are simple: I don’t skimp on sleep, and I don’t actively fight the aging process. I believe in working with what you’ve got.”  

-As told to Nikki Ostasiewski

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