Below is a video that showcases the ability of a 69 year old man who has recently begun training with several gymnastic exercises. Based on the upload dates at his Youtube channel, it appears that he’s been training with these exercises for less than a year.
According to those who sent me this video, the man has been an active rower and climber for many years. His interest in gymnastic training is new however (a matter of months, not years). At age 69, this man not only looks, but performs like a man half his age. At first glance, I would have estimated this man to be in his 40′s. I would have never guessed that he was approaching age 70.
This man is a perfect example of George Bernard Shaw’s quote below…
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
It is obvious that this man has remained active and continues to find new ways to challenge his body and mind. He continues to grow without growing old. At only half his age, this man has inspired me at the possibilities that the future presents. I can only imagine what new activities I’ll explore in my 40′s, 50′s, and 60′s. Wherever my journey takes me, I’ll know that it’s never too late to try something new.
Thanks to Felipe and Ibrahim for passing the video along21 comments