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Fitness Motivation: It’s Not Too Late to Revive Your Life

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So many people convince themselves it’s too late to fix their body. They see is a broken down body that doesn’t run like it used to, and fear they are too tired and out of shape to fix it. That is such a lie. It’s never too late. If you are still breathing, there’s still time to improve the life you have before you.

Like author, Barbara Johnson, said “You can’t turn back the clock, but you can wind it up again”. Boy is that true! Fitness literally winds you back up. It reenergizes you and strengthens you so you run stronger and better. Just like a clock, your ticker (your heart) will even beat better, and be more reliable.

We may not be able to erase all life’s wrinkles without medical treatments to look younger, but we can wind our body back up with fitness to make us FEEL younger.

Whether you are 40 or 80, you can be a better 40 or 80 year old. You can wind yourself back up again!

8 Inspirational People 

If you are already thinking about all the reasons this doesn’t apply to you, think again. Look at these amazing people who prove weight, age, injury and disease doesn’t have to stop you from being your absolute best.

Mary Ann

This is Mary Ann and I, after doing a CrossFit WOD together at CrossFit One, at Reebok headquarters. She was relatively new to CrossFit, and admitted she was intimidated at first. If she can do it, anyone can!

CrossFit Mary Ann

Suzy Murphy

One of our very own BCx Boot Campers, Suzy Murphy, got fit later in life. Some people may be convinced a program, like boot camp, would be too intense, but she didn’t let her age, doubts or fears stand in her way of success. This is definitely one picture that proves you can roll back the time – she looks SO much younger and healthier!

susie murphy

Tom Talley

My own dad (Tom Talley) proves fitness not only can wind you back up, but it can pump you up too! Look at those GUNS! Dad got in the best shape of his life, even after rotator cuff surgery and a long battle with back pain, in his late fifties.

Tom Talley

Dr. Josefina Monasterio

One of our clients, Josefina Monasterio, started body building when she was nearly 60. She continues to compete and train, even after major hip surgery.

Josefina Monasterio

Gail Griesemer

Gail Griesemer, born with Spina Bifida isn’t letting anything keep her down. She trains regular in our gym (Max Fitness Club) with her trainer, Jack Harris and takes yoga twice a week.

Gail Griesemer

Jared Dillon

Not every “come-back” is about aging. Sometimes turning back the clock is about recovering from injury, like Jared Dillon, who was told he may never walk again after a serious accident. Fitness didn’t just change his life, it saved it.

Jared Dillon

Ragen Chastain

Ragen Chastain may not be thin, but she doesn’t let her body fat stop her from dancing and doing what she loves. While others may turn in the sweaty towel, Ragen doesn’t let her body get in the way of what she’s loves to do and who she wants to be.

Ragen Chastain

Bette Calman

Of course, the earlier you start, the better. 84 year old, Bette Calman, has taught yoga for 50 years. While many people might be tempted to hang up their hat, she refuses to give up – and still teaches yoga to this day.

Bette Calman

Who is YOUR inspiration?

Do you know someone who turned their life around despite their age or circumstance?

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  1. joellenwalden

    Saw this..good because good examples that we can stay active for many many years.

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  2. Sammy @ Peace Love and Ice Cream

    WOW – each story was better than the next! Great inspirations :) That Bette Calman is one cool lady!
    -Sammy @ http://www.peaceandloveandicecream.com

  3. Kat F

    Maria Robinson quote:

    “No one can go back and have a new beginning but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
    This was actually in a dog training post but it applies.

  4. Shawn @ Fruity 'N' Nutty

    Thanks for writing this post, I’m feeling so inspired right now!

  5. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    I am obsessed with this. It couldn’t be more true. ALL OF THESE PEOPLE ARE SO INSPIRING and I ONLY HOPE that my healthy habits stick with me through life!! :D

  6. Patti Ambrosia McLean

    WOW
    I also miss Barbara Johnson… the world lost a good one with her passing!!

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