There is no shortage of ‘gurus’ trying to sell on the latest and greatest piece of equipment to reach your optimum fitness level. While some of the equipment may be effective, it can also get expensive and impractical to solely rely on said equipment for your fitness needs. Plus, the reality is that no piece of equipment can teach you the most valuable lesson: how to become familiar with and move your own body.
Your body is an amazing thing. It can be taught to balance, get stronger and become very flexible. Age is not an automatic disqualifier; you can learn to move your body at any age. I’d argue that the difference between a young body and an older one is simply a heightened level of consciousness. Older bodies run the risk of being more prone to injury, and therefore should be more cautious about getting into and out of certain exercises. But from strength training to active stretching, age is not an obstacle to optimized fitness.
Using your body can be as simple as walking or doing a pushup or a squat, to more complicated exercises like an inversion or a compound execution. You don’t need fancy equipment or add-ons to get a solid workout. You can simply use your body weight and learn to be faster, stronger and more mobile with every movement. Try it! If you’re not sure where to start, get on the internet. There is plenty of free instruction on the web to help get you started. And when you’re ready to take that movement to the next level, let me know.