Don't assume that everyone 60 or older is infirm. I'm 60, and about 70 pounds overweight, but I'm certainly not feeble! I can still do a resistance program on the elliptical for 35 minutes, plus a full range of resistance machines at the gym, with weights. On the days I don't go to the gym, a typical workout is a fast 4 or 5-mile Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds video - using 2-lb wrist weights to increase the calorie burn.
When I started using the elliptical, I could only do about 2 minutes, but worked my way up to 35 minutes or more by adding a couple of minutes every time. There are 80-year olds at the gym I belong to, and they put some of the younger members to shame. One advantage to being older is that you no longer care what everyone else is doing, or how good you look in your workout clothes.
Oh, by the way, I'm not in the best physical shape, and retired from a very sedentary job a few years ago. I'm in better shape now than when I was younger, when I never had the time nor inclination to exercise.
- 8/26/2012 5:11:23 PM