Finishing with a Flourish

Some people may slow down as they enter their sixties, but many others see these years as offering new freedom to pursue hopes and dreams that they may have laid aside, and they are busy making plans for themselves into their seventies, eighties and beyond.

Most people who actively exercise after 60 have some foundational purpose that underlies their fitness goals. Something that keeps them going, something for which it’s important to stay fit and active. They understand that without regular exercise, their energy and drive will naturally wane, but that staying active can help maintain their ability to stay engaged with life until the end—and Finish with a Flourish.

The purpose of this page is to explore some of the inspiring stories seniors who exercise have to tell, in hope that it may motivate others to consider finding their own dreams and claiming the energy they need to pursue them.

And it’s a chicken and egg thing too. If you have a dream, you can start building the body that will allow you to achieve it. And if you don’t, just starting to exercise may awaken new possibilities!

So please enjoy reading our stories. And if you are someone who belongs on this page rather than someone who needs to read it, contact us and set up an interview to feature your own story!

This is Phyllis, a beautiful lady I began working with when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She’s not able to give us an interview, but here’s a video of us playing “tennis” at the gym, long after she lost the ability to speak. Many years ago she was on an ALTA team, and you can still see her technique, especially on her backhand!.

Here’s an interview with Cathy, another of my Alzheimer’s clients. She talks about her early life in Scotland and how she loves to dance.

What Our Clients Are Saying

When I chose to work out with Susan almost two years ago, I had no idea that she would be such a great support in my journey of beginning to take care of me! She tailors each workout for me. Susan continues to research what exercises will be best for me and helps me strive to be my best. I look forward to my workouts which are always different. Susan’s encouragement has kept me going, and I can see and feel a difference.

Nancy Nierva