In my career, I’ve had several clients start training with me AFTER the age of 85.
In one case, the client’s main goal was to be able to walk more confidently because he hated younger, stronger pedestrians zipping around him on the sidewalk.
He made great strides too.
And the biggest benefit of his workouts?
His family reported a noticeably better MIND. He could express himself more clearly, seemed more “with it”, full of humor and wit, and his short term memory was on the rise.
All of this used to surprise me.
Not these days.
I’ve seen so many dramatic turnarounds in older adults now that I expect it.
The science bears this out as well.
The physical benefits lifting weights (greater strength, mobility, posture, and balance) are just the tip of the iceberg.
Aside from oxygenating the brain and releasing neuronal growth factors essential to learning, we now know that unless you challenge your muscles with resistance on the regular, you can’t maintain your body’s hormone cascade. And as your hormones nose dive with usual aging, so does your intelligence, memory, and ability to enjoy positive emotions like friendship, joy and confidence.
I bring this up because I’ve had a great track record with folks in their late 70’s and 80’s.
And I want more success stories.
I can think of few things more rewarding than helping someone get back quality years in their life.
So who do you know with that many candles on their most recent birthday cake?
Maybe it’s a parent or grandparent even.
If they’re anywhere near downtown Toronto (and still relatively mobile), I’d love an opportunity to meet with them and see if I can give them the same gift.
Pass along my number, 416 826 4844.
It’s literally the best thing you could do for them.
Anyway, I’m about to board a plane to Vegas, baby.
Seminar, not party time.
But I do love a good knowledge hangover.
Until next time…