Inspirations in the Gym
Monday, February 27, 2012
I love working out at the gym during the mid morning hours. There is so much energy and inspiration among a generation of people over age 70 during this time frame. Some of the great people may not be in work out clothes at all and have physical limitations but are stilling trying to be fit.
Here are some of the examples I see as inspiration:
Watching someone walk a lap using a walker, take a short break, and then walk another lap. This went on for 45 minutes. Thought: No matter how old, a person can always being moving and trying to get fit.
Watching an older gentleman do 4 pull ups on the bar and realizing I can’t even do that and haven’t even attempted.
Watching many doing weights or walking the treadmill, albeit slowly, they are still doing are striving to be fit.
Watching the water aerobics and how hard all of them work. Thought: I need to take some days and swim some laps.
Watching a wife working out on the treadmill, while her husband who uses a walker reads the paper close by. Thought: Support
Watching the social aspect amongst all of these inspirational people. Thought: It doesn’t matter how old we get, we can meet up with friends daily through fitness.
It may take these people longer to work out and it may be harder but they make the effort from day to day. They are an inspiration to watch.