Is there such a thing as being too old to work out or join a gym? Many people think that as they age, they need to limit their workouts and eventually stop working out altogether. I’ve even had people say that their doctor told them to stop squatting or deadlifting once they turned 50! This is a recipe for disaster, and here is why.
For most people, the goal of their workouts is to get healthier and live longer. That is a lifelong pursuit. You don’t workout consistently until you turn 50 and then stop all together and expect to live out the rest of your years in peak shape. You may be able to get away with that for 2-3 years, but soon things will catch up to you and your longevity and independence in 20-30 years will be gone.
As you age, you need to begin modifying your workouts gradually. Older humans need more recovery time and will get large doses of fitness from far less volume. That’s a part of the process and a coach can help guide you through that. This will ensure you have a lifetime of optimal health, not just a few years.
Fitness is a lifelong pursuit. There is no such thing as being too old to join a gym. If you want to avoid chronic disease and if you want to avoid ending up in a nursing home, you need to work out and ideally, have a coach guide you through the process as there are far more considerations to optimize your fitness as you age. If you want to age well and maintain your independence, schedule a call with one of our coaches and they will be able to help you work towards a lifetime of health and fitness. You can book that here:
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