If you think someone 90 or older can’t bounce back from a broken hip, prepare to have your mind changed. Meet Dottie Gray, the 94-year-old who had her hip replaced less than a year ago and still showed up to compete at the National Senior Games.
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Denise Austin has been empowering people to take ownership of their fitness for decades. She was one of the first and one of the biggest names to burst onto the scene in the 1980s, and she helped the industry grow and evolve to where it is today. She’s sold more than 25 million videos and DVDs, starred on countless TV shows and written a dozen books. Now in her 60s, she is still fit, still amazing and still going strong, anxious to share what she’s learned along the way.
It’s never too late — or early, for that matter — to improve your balance. Improving your balance will not only help protect you from falls later in life, but it’ll keep you moving with ease and confidence today. Find out how to start aging better today by working on your balance.
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No matter how much our lifestyles have changed over the centuries, one thing remains the same: Our bodies were built to move. Learn what key exercises may be missing from your current routine, and find out how to prepare your body for the years ahead.
The world is of course in the midst of surviving a global COVID-19 pandemic, but did you know we’re also in the midst of a pandemic due to physical inactivity? Liz Grantham explains the health issues she was enduring that led to her launching a new app designed to help people, particularly those 50 and older, get moving. She shares her simple tips for transforming your overall health and wellbeing.
Philipp Djang is one of the most decorated swimmers in National Senior Games history. How is he surviving life during the pandemic, which means the end of swim practices? Growing Bolder checks in with him to discuss this and more.
In her 60s, Sharon Hernstadt went from a cardiac patient to a world powerlifting champion. Check out how she found the strength to inspire us all.
Lynn Hill, one of the greatest rock climbers of all-time, is continuing to push the limits and has no plans of slowing down anytime soon. Learn how she stays motivated and continues to defy ageism as she approaches 60.
When Mary Shanklin decided at age 60 to ride her bike across the country to raise money for the Adult Literacy League, it wasn’t a bump-free ride. In fact, she nearly quit on day two. Learn how she was able to shift her mindset and persevere to be an inspiration for all.
Four-time Olympian, Ruben Gonzalez, hopes his unlikely story inspires you to go for it.
Do you ever worry about losing your hobbies as you age? Well, read about these three women over 80 that actually believe the key to living is staying active.
Don’t let the headline fool you. This is not really about sports. It’s about a lifestyle that’s filled with fun, friendship and fitness. Learn more about what masters sports are, why masters athletes compete, and what these athletes are out to prove.
“The Jersey Boys,” as they call themselves, say they’re powered by passion — and a love of walking on water. This group of barefoot water skiiers includes a retired medical oncologist, family physician, railroad worker and master plumber, ranging in age from mid-50s to late-70s. Their backgrounds are varied but their goal is the same: to keep Growing Bolder.
Check out any run in America and you’ll see it — the ever increasing number of people 40, 50, 60, 70 and older. They’re people who’ve made the decision to run for their lives. Get inspired by their commitment to active and healthy aging, even when faced with the kinds of health setbacks most of us will face in life. Their message? Just keep moving.
There is one sport that is a true equal playing field for competitors of all ages, genders, skill levels and fitness levels. It’s a sport that’s gaining in popularity with each year and offers players the chance to play well into their 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond, without risking injury. What is this utopian sport? It’s underwater hockey. Yes, underwater hockey. Dive in and learn more.
Can a book change your life? Can a book build your business? Phil Madsen thinks so and says that book is “Growing Bolder, Defy the Cult of Youth Live with Passion and Purpose” by Growing Bolder CEO Marc Middleton.
There is something happening across the world that is changing aging — the amazing growth of interest and participation in senior or masters sports. Kyle Case is the CEO of the Huntsman World Senior Games, an event that draws nearly 12,000 athletes to its annual competition. He explains why master sports are booming and shares tips for getting involved yourself.
Joe Johnston has the Growing Bolder attitude. He’s had it for years. He just needed someone to preach it. When we were at the National Senior Games recently, we stopped by the pole vaulting competition to check in on Joe because we knew whatever happened, it would be interesting. As usual, Joe, aka badass #1, […]