If there’s any chance you’re hesitating to begin strength training because of your age, your arthritis, or other maladies, think twice. Here, from today’s New York Times, article, “A Chiseled Bodybuilder, Frail Clients and a Fitness Story for the Ages”, meet trainer Martin Luther King Addo who opened a gym near senior housing and changed lives.
At 90 Shirley Friedman, new at working out, is doing squats and participating in boot camp classes.
Mary Killoran, 86, does strength and balance exercises, like kettlebell dead lifts, and has traded her walker for a cane and now takes long walks.
Trainer Martin Luther King Addo is training for the National Amateur Bodybuilders Association’s Mr. Universe contest next year.
Where ever you are on the fitness spectrum, strength training can take you to your next level and open up worlds of new physical abilities.
Read the full New York Times article here: