I turned in 40 in late 2016. By I, I mean Val, not the dude in this video above. The very cool dude above is Jean Titus. You can find him on instragram @titusunlimited and his website.
So I get asked a lot now by clients and some family members how long can I carry on with this fitness malarkey. Surely you are getting old for this now. So many young guys to compete with in the personal training market. I have simply just shrugged it off and got on with I do best. Yes I do not have the defined six pack I had in my younger years, and due to some injuries I do not lift as heavy but I am far from quitting just yet.
In my teens I did think, ‘man 40 is so old’, but perhaps its was seeing all the 40 years around me that were deflated from life, never exercised, and due to stress among other factors acted old. A lot of them were already done with life. Now that I have reached that age and train much older clients some in their 60s, I’m inspired but them to just continue till the day I cannot. It’s not just about training physically but also training the mental aspect of living. Read, talk, meaningful debates in order to learn and constantly grow. Don’t get me wrong its perhaps not easy for others to start, and this is something I have been doing since I was 8 years old, ever since the day I saw my first Bruce Lee film. It isn’t easy; and starting something new at any age is difficult but it is necessary. I have my own business so the stresses of managing that along side my family life is tough. Through all that training in some form of the other has been contact in my life and something I am forever encouraging others around me to do so.
So if you are a complete novice then here is my suggestion; read a book, go for walk, and/or learn to cook. Find people that also interested and create a small tribe to make that success a shared experience. Learn new skills along the way and who know where you will be in your 70s. Strength matters no matter what age. Especially more so as our body ages.
I hope the video inspires you and especially those who think they are too old. You are never to old to kick ass.
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