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.
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Meet the highly respected cancer doctor who took up weightlifting in his 50s because he wanted to prove something life-changing and maybe even life-saving to us all. Now in his 70s, wait until you hear how he is smashing world records and changing the world’s perceptions on fitness for older adults.
Can your grandma do a one-arm pullup or deadlift 215 pounds? Willie Murphy can! Get to know this 105-pound, 77-year-old dynamo and listen to her important message, particularly for women or seniors who think they can’t strength train.
Sam “Sonny” Bryant proves it’s never too late to not only get in shape but to get into the best shape of your life. At 70, he’s stronger, healthier and more confident than he’s ever been. Get his philosophy for ignoring “getting old.”
Josn Hanagarne describes himself as “just some guy,” but he is so wrong about that. He’s a guy who has learned to face some pretty overwhelming obstacles head-on.
Even though we all have aches and pains in life, there is no excuse for sitting on the couch. Don’t believe us? Just ask 74-year-old weightlifter Winifred Pristell, who overcame obesity, heavy drinking and arthritis to become a world record-holder.
Jim Morris is a bodybuilding icon who, at the age of 77, is more ripped, stronger and healthier than ever. He’s smashed stereotypes throughout his entire life and now PETA is ready to honor him for his strong, animal-free body.
Walter Urban is 53 years old and he recently set a Guinness World Record for powerlifting. Find out what unbelievable record he set and why he thinks it’s important for all of us to follow our passions — wherever they take us.
Jim Shaffer was never athletic, but at the age of 54, he decided to stop smoking and start working out. Something totally unexpected happened — he liked it! How much? Well, now, at the age of 75, he is stronger and healthier than ever.
He’s 76 years old and everyone knows him as Mr. Fitness. But he says he used to have no athletic ability and was always the last one picked for teams. Find out how he changed his body and you can, too — at any age.
Five years ago, Kate Walker was dealing with the painful effects of osteoporosis and her doctors warned she may never walk again. Rather than accepting that, she decided to get stronger. Today, she’s a world champion weightlifter.
Just three years ago, Bonnie Ave was told by her doctor that she was losing bone density mass. She took up weightlifting to ward off the damage, and now, at the age of 60, she’s a champion bodybuilder and healthier than ever.