Monday, February 8, 2016

Training Daze....





Deciding that neither of us are getting any younger, my wife and I joined a nearby (within biking distance) gym.

It's a small place, decent rates, not too crowded, open 24/7, and has a bunch of great machines/free weights. We're giving it a shot, for a month, to see how it goes and will re-up if we like it.

We also decided to see about hiring a trainer to give us a boost which, we found out, the gym also offers. Another bonus!

We go in to meet this guy and he's this short, barrel chested, gray haired guy with pretty impressive biceps, who looks kind of like Tony Curtis in his later days. Very nice guy and extremely knowledgeable. By looking at him, it's obvious he knows his way around the weight room, but I was a bit put off by his methods, at first. He was treating us like we were senior citizens, talking about looking out for straining our backs, joints, etc. The more I thought about it, though, the more I agreed. As I said, we're not young people anymore....my wife is 47 and I'm 48, so I guess it's time to start paying more attention to that sort of thing.

Anyway, we get to talking and I ask his age, assuming he's early to mid 50s, and he tells us.....


72

Let me say that again....

Seventy Two

I think I'll listen to what he has to say with more of an open mind, now.

Wish us luck.


8 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Mark - sounds like he's got the right idea - and he's got the wisdom ... go with the flow and his ideas and in 25 years you'll be like him?! - cheers Hilary

Elizabeth Seckman said...

My husband and I keep saying we're going to pay more attention to health, but we keep doing tacos instead.

72? Impressive. My grandmother was like that. She mowed her own yard into her eighties.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

He would know about the aches and pains!
Follow what he says and establish a good habit and it will work for you.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

He had you fooled.

Be sure to balance it out by eating better. More fruits, veggies, and water.

Annalisa Crawford said...

My oldest gym client will be 86 in a couple of weeks. Guessing the ages of people who work out is very hard, because none of them ever look their age. If your gym visits ever start to flag, remember that when you're 72, people will be mistaking you for 53 :-)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

I would follow his advice to the letter. Congrats to you and your wife on living a healthier lifestyle.

Maurice Mitchell said...

If he can be that fit at 72, then there's no excuse for my flabby 40s body. Get 'er done Mark!

Spacer Guy said...

Qapla Mark!

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