The question “how old are you?” is a touchy subject once people go over 40 years old.
Girls always respond with “23 again” or a vague “late twenties” and guys always have something stupid to say like “still 21 down there, whaaa”.
Anyways, we were talking about it in the gym the other day and one of the girls mentions that she’s in her late 50s. Then another, and another, and before I knew it I realised that I, personally, between Glasnevin, Temple Bar and Swords, train over twenty 50+ year olds (Including my 60-year-old mother and father who both train 2-3 times per week with weights and cardio… Not a bother to them).
You wouldn’t think that personal training or bootcamps would have that sort of demographic, would you?
Obviously, I train dozens of people in their twenties, thirties and forties but it’s still interesting to note and keep in mind that a lot of these people who train with me 2-3 times per week, who are in their fifties, don’t look it either.
So just in case you think you’re past it and “it’s too late to be doing that, I’m too old”…. Nonsense. Not only will training be good for you but you’ll feel younger, stronger and get better at everything almost instantly.
Stairs, hills, playing with your kids and, ahem, you know what… Will all be easier (more enjoyable) and less of a chore.
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Bryan Kavanagh BSc. CSCS
Bachelor of Science, Sport Science & Health (hons)
NSCA, Certified Personal Trainer
NSCA, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
ITEC, Level 3 Sports Massage Therapist