It struck me one day working at a large gym a few years ago. I noticed men and women in their 60’s, 70’s and 80 are coming in almost religiously for their daily workout. You could tell some had exercised for a good part of their life, while others seem to be starting a new chapter. Their generation didn’t grow up exposed to fitness the way my generation has. Many are now trying to right the wrongs of spending years inactive, only to suffer from ailments that put a damper on life in their latter years.
With the younger generation, many associate fitness with looking for a quick fix to reach their fitness goal. Lose 10lbs in one week, get shredded in 5 minutes, take this and you can look just like a model too. All these are quick fixes that may or may not produce the results you’re looking for. These also cause you to miss out on developing a long-lasting healthy habit. As quick as you can reach a goal, you can lose it that fast without the proper foundation. Fitness is an odyssey because it is a never-ending road of setting goals, reaching them and pursuing newer ones.
Now when I observe older patrons at the gym, I can’t help but picture myself in my 30’s, 40’s, and 60’s. Still continuing my fitness journey on a daily basis to keep a sharp mind, remain healthy and look as good as ever.