I don’t need presents for my birthday, preferring experiences like sweaty workouts with a wonderful virtual group, and rewarding individual client sessions. It was a pleasure taking a brisk walk on this gorgeous day, and working in the garden. A nice dinner tonight will cap it off. I’m beyond grateful to be happy, healthy, and strong at 69.
In my 20s and 30s I thought anything over 60 was, well…old. I couldn’t envision this point in my life, nor could I imagine that I’d feel so well, and that so many of my family, friends, and clients would be able to say the same thing.
We share a commitment to build strength and fitness, and to enjoy deep health with effective movement and good nutrition.
Science has proven that we can get stronger at any age, and we can attest that it is true.
I had a great conversation today with a special person I haven’t seen in a while, talking about ways that she’s been spending time since the pandemic. She’s 10 years older than I am, and someone I have admired since we met years ago. She’s vigorous, vibrant, and fearless. She told me that she had been hiking in remote locations, traveling to exotic places to learn about animals and insects, and told me that she had done a Club Med trapeze class – she said it was “terrifying and great fun”!
Women are powerlifting and bodybuilding well into their 80s and beyond. They’re doing triathlons, and climbing mountains. None of them have achieved these levels of performance without injury, and adversity, and they inspire me continually to be a better human and a better coach.
I want to be them when I grow up.
You can bet on me and I’ll bet on you tool
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