Wow! The world has just turned upside down! Almost no-one who will be reading this will ever have experienced anything remotely like this. Our website promotes health in later life through strength and fitness. The people we have met and interviewed over the years are already living a life that goes against conventional wisdom about being older - so they are thinking outside the box in the first place. We know therefore that all SGSC athletes will take on this challenge as imaginatively as they approach life in general.
We ourselves are sticking to a daily routine which involves running outside and doing strength work in the house. We are also making sure we do plenty of stretching to keep ourselves as supple as possible. It seems to us that regularity is the key.
We realise more than ever how lucky we usually are to have so much freedom to live, train and do the sports that we love. In the future when all this is over, on days when we don’t want to push ourselves so hard we will be aware of how fortunate we are to have that choice.
Maybe the lock-down will even bring new people to experience the benefits of exercise and hopefully they will continue the habit once this crisis is passed.
Stay strong, stay healthy. Life’s a Game - Keep Playing!
Here are some articles you might like to read about training - for instance why it's worth making the effort.
One of the cornerstones of our thinking at SGSC is that you can take part in all the sports and activities we cover up to a much later age than you might think IF you put the work in to keep your body in good enough condition. This also leads to improved quality of life outside taking part in the aforesaid activities. (That’s probably two cornerstones, but who’s counting!)
With that in mind we were happy to receive an email from Jenreviews - prompted by their having read our article about 60-year-old power-lifter Marina Cornwall - concerning a blog post on their site entitled “30 best butt workouts, according to a 2-time Olympian”.
Pilates - once viewed as the domain of 'yummy mummies' and celebrity lifestyle glitterati, this hundred year old discipline is gaining momentum as being a hugely beneficial form of exercise - no matter your age or fitness level. With followers from tennis star Andy Murray, to silver grey writer and broadcaster Joan Bakewell, Pilates is the buzzword on everyone's lips....but it has been around for years.
Originally known as 'Controlology', the system of body weight resistance exercise training was developed by Joseph H Pilates, and refined during his years as a prisoner of war.
Who are you, how old are you, what do you do?
My name is Wayne Lèal. I’m 58 years young and a global Health Coach with many years’ experience, a recent grandfather, an author and a former small business of the year award winner. I have trained boxing champions, Premier League footballers and captains of industry. I am also the UK ambassador for Americas No.1 selling fitness trampoline, JumpSport and a featured guest presenter at Champneys: the UK’s No. 1 health spa.
Almost all the people on the pages of SGSC, with a few exceptions, are able to do what they do as a result of having spent a lot of time in physical training and conditioning. Whatever the level of performance they are looking for, it takes time and most of our Silver Grey athletes have put in that time, and as a result they have an enviable fitness level.
But what about people who don't already have that level of fitness but who would like to achieve it, particularly people of an age for whom achieving fitness might not seem to be a realistic goal? How to start out? What to attempt, and how often? Will the results be worth the effort?
We cover extreme sports at SGSC, extreme and adventure sports. You might think that in order to do those sports you wouldn't want to think moderately. But here's the irony. It seems that the best way of achieving extreme-ness is … moderation! Not too little, not too much! And here's why.