David Hackett’s life reads like a Hollywood script. A surfer turned skateboarding pioneer and icon, he has experienced personal and professional highs and lows over the last 50+ years. In this exclusive Growing Bolder mini-doc, we roll with a guy who lives on the edge and in the moment, a stereotype smashing world class athlete and master of the art of the comeback.
Dr. Robert Masson is renowned for many things, and he inspires all around him to live life to its fullest, to live with passion and purpose and to always keep Growing Bolder. Now, that is leading to what may be one of the most unusual and inspiring story in all of motorsports.
A viral video may have focused on a relay team at a swimming meet, but it wasn’t really about swimming. In fact, it wasn’t really about sports. It was about five qualities necessary to enjoy a high quality of life into our 80s, 90s, and beyond.
With a combined age of more than 360, John Corse, Ed Graves, Betty Lorenzi and Joan Campbell had the chance to smash two things: a swimming world record and expectations for what 80- and 90-year-olds can do.
Ed Whitlock didn’t just break running world records — he forever rewrote the history books. After taking up running again in his 40s, he went on to set new records in his 70s and 80s. In one of his final interviews, Ed talks to Growing Bolder about his passion for running and why he continued to do it against medical advice.
Siphiwe Baleka is considered the fitness guru of the trucking industry, and has successfully created a model for making one the unhealthiest occupations in America a leader and role model when it comes to wellness for employees. He’s shaping the future for long haul truckers, but he had to look to his own past for inspiration.
Meet the man who has just set a new world record in powerlifting, at the age of 73! Not only is Ray Fougnier inspiring people of a certain age, this proud member of the Oneida Indian Nation is inspiring his fellow Native Americans.
Rowdy Gaines is, in a single word, inspirational. He’s also humble and would prefer that the spotlight be pointed at just about anyone other than himself. That’s why when we awarded Rowdy Gaines with the Growing Bolder Inspirational Award at his annual Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic swim meet, we weren’t at all surprised that he graciously accepted and almost immediately went back to doing what he does best: helping to motivate, encourage and celebrate everyone around him.
While Graham Johnston might be known as “the old fossil,” he is anything but petrified or prehistoric. This 85-year-old might be called one of the world’s foremost “aqua-tourists.” We catch him action at a swim meet, where he not only sets even more world records, he shares tales from the road and his fascinating life.
Ann Kahl is the kind of friend we all need. She’s an encouraging, supportive and inspirational pied piper of health and fitness who believes we’re all over-medicated and under-trained. She’ll do just about anything to help anyone live a healthier and more active life. And oh yeah, she just happens to be 87 years old.