Age is just a number…

I’ve encountered a lot of people this week complaining that they are too old to get in shape or that “middle-aged spread is enevitable”.

I tend to belong to the school of thought that age is a number, not an excuse.

To prove my point, here are two examples that would even shame most people under 30.

Jim Shaffer

A regular trainer, now well into his 70’s.  Jim is a great example of dedication and inspiration.

Ernestine Shepherd

There’s no excuse for you women either.

Here is Ernestine Shepard winning competitions and running 80 miles a week at 73 years young!

There’s more about Ernestine’s story at

Two truly inspirational people who refuse to let their age determine their possibilities.