This week's them is ... "It's Never Too Late."
One of my personal training clients at the gym is a 96-year-old dude and another is a 75-year-old gal.
Both are amazing.
Bernard has some pretty serious mobility issues (understandable for 96) but he listens carefully and does everything I ask him to do. We've had to make some adjustments as we go along, since some exercises just don't work for him, but we concentrate on building some strength, improving mobility, and having better balance.
Donna works hard and does it all with a big ol' smile on her face. On Tuesdays, we end the session with a medicine ball toss and stretching. We stand about 10 feet apart and toss a 6-pound ball back and forth. It's a good little exercise for upper body strength, hand-eye coordination, and maintaining balance.
Today, after some triceps cable extensions, I said, "OK, all we have left is your favorite exercise. Care to guess what that is?"
"That damn ball," Donna said, and we both laughed.
We threw chest passes back and forth 60 times and she had a smile on her face the whole time.
Moral of the story?
It's Never Too Late -- what else?