If you want to keep moving…you have to keep moving! Functional fitness is critical to Growing Bolder. It helps us maintain our independence for as long as possible and allows us to enjoy our lives to the fullest. It starts with one step! Health and fitness expert Betsy Hughes talks about what she and her husband have learned from decades of working with runners and athletes of all ages.
According to the Center for Disease Control, 80% of people in this country do not engage in the total recommended amount of exercise needed to stay healthy. One of the most common reasons given is that many just do not want to go to a gym. But exercise does not have to be work. Here’s a lesson from a group of women between the ages of 75 and 96 who have found a way of disguising their exercise as fun.
Ruben Gonzalez describes himself as having “limited athletic ability,” yet he’s a four-time Winter Olympian. He explains why he’s set his sights on a new goal — becoming the oldest Winter Olympian in history at the 2022 Games.
Each year for the past 13 years, George Etzweiler has taken on the challenging 7-mile Mount Washington Road Race, which takes runners to a height of 4,700 feet. And each year he sets another record. We get this amazing 98-year-old to slow down long enough to share his secrets of active longevity.
Scott Hamilton has faced stage 4 cancer and three brain tumors. He lost his high-profile broadcasting gig to two younger people. He was adopted and grew up pursuing a sport his family could barely afford. Through it all, one thing has never changed — he’s an eternal optimist. Get his tips for finishing first in your life.
Cherie Gruenfeld is a 13-time Ironman World Champion, who, at the age of 74, continues to rewrite the record books of a sport she didn’t even discover until her mid-40s. Cherie offers her tips for finding your true passion.
Davey Johnson — one of the most interesting, intelligent and passionate figures in baseball — was always a winner. He became an all-star player and manager, only retiring from the game at the age of 70. And since then, he’s continued to prove that it’s not about age; it’s about attitude.
A three-time Emmy Award winning producer shifts his focus to older athletes and the result is a moving and empowering documentary.
Who says you’re too old to play? Part of Growing Bolder is staying active, moving more and remembering to embrace fun and joy every day. And now, a breakthrough program at the University of Central Florida is helping build intergenerational relationships that lead to a win-win situation: kids who aren’t afraid of getting older and adults who are encouraged to get and stay healthy.
Growing Bolder Founder and CEO Marc Middleton has been named one of the top swimmers in the world in his age group. Find out how your stories inspired him to return to the pool after a 35-year absence and get inspired to find a new or rediscover an old passion in your life.