I am a certified personal trainer also certified in weight loss, nutrition and senior fitness. I am a 75 year old former fat boy who had to be weaned off alcohol and prescription drugs at the ripe old age of 70.
Essentially, I became a fitness professional to save my own life.
My body’s response was overwhelming. I went from death risk to track star in no time. I learned how the human movement system works and what a macronutrient is.
I watched myself morph into my current 165 pound frame down from a bloated and sickly 230 pound desk potato.
After almost five years of dedicated training and nutrition, I think I can safely say, “I know how to do this.”
That being said, I do not solicit clients or have any intentions to do what what I call “herding gerbils.”
I’m sure there’s lots of money to be made by offering my knowledge and experience training clients on line but I have other plans.
I am writing “The Elder Athlete” a prescriptive memoir of sorts, and have just started a YouTube channel under “The Enlightened Rogue.”
I will be sharing exercise strategies, best practices and meal planning, which will include recipes and supplement reviews.
But mostly it will be about A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E. Without that, you got nothin’.
I am a busy boy these days, so I won’t be cluttering up your inbox with “Sign up now and save” notices.
I am passionate about fitness and I share my knowledge and experience freely.
The demographic I’m looking to impress is seniors who have already retired after fifty years of voluntary servitude.
Talk about no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. That’s a waste I cannot abide.
I live and work in a senior community and I am constantly interacting with people my age and younger and the conversation is always tilted towards senior health and fitness.
But…when the topic comes up in normal conversation, I get pelted with unsolicited excuses. From the sublime to the ridiculous.
It’s amazing what people will offer up as legitimate when it comes to why they can’t throw on a pair of sneakers and some sweat pants.
You’re all you got, take care of you. It’s a short jaunt from the womb to the tomb.
There are many obstacles to health and fitness but life is constantly raising the bar.
So I will only say, “Get over it.”