The second thing I like about the Rollerblading Armenian was that he wasn’t letting age stop him.
So often I hear people say older people can’t do certain fitness classes or they need a special over 60s class. I’ve had people over 60 in both my Burlexercise and Pilates class. They don’t get any different treatment or easier exercises (unless they have an injury or are really unfit). Quite a few of them have been fitter than people in their teens.
I think it is a very old way of thinking that because you are of a certain age you are unable to do something. Or videos of people in their 70s/80s doing fitness is seen as “wow” but if you keep yourself active and fit throughout your life, there is no reason why at those ages you wont still be able to do exercise.
Yes, there are age related factors that get in the way, but how often is age used as an excuse to stop exercising?
As Joseph Pilates said:
“A man is as young as his spinal column. If your spine is stiff at 30, you are old. If it is flexible at 60, you are young.”
Let’s not let age stop us from achieving the things we want.