Nobody is too old to exercise. There are of course limitations to what we can all do as we get older but there are still certain activities and exercises that we can do. I know a chap called Colin who at over 65 is still weight training 5 days a week lifting much heavier weights that people some 40 years younger. Not everyone of course is like Colin but that shouldn’t stop people undertaking more physical activity.
“ I’m over 50 Why should I use you? ” – The over 50 age
group are not specifically catered for by the fitness industry. As we get older
we tend to become less active and many of us decide at some point that we need
to take action to ensure a healthy and active later life. However gyms can be
intimidating places for those who have never been before and, mainly staffed
and used by a younger generation. The likelihood is that the gym instructor or
personal trainer that is assigned to you is likely to be a lot younger, has
less life experience, no mutual interests and no real understanding of what
motivates and stimulates us. Sometimes the idea of asking a younger instructor
for advice can be difficult because he or she has yet to appreciate the effects
of ageing. Having a similar background
and being of a similar age means that the trainer and the client have plenty in
common – making the training session easier and more pleasurable.