I am a fit senior with a background in amateur sports and resistance exercise. It is difficult for me to remember a time when I was not involved in physical activity. My fitness odyssey has not been a straight line, as you will see in the next paragraph. To all those who are dealing with unwanted weight gain, less than perfect bodies or varying motivation: I can relate. I have been there.


As a 24 year old army lieutenant, I was 6′ tall and weighed 195. (I had to check my military I.D.). I am now 5’10” and weigh 184. But this was a circuitous journey. At various times in my 40s and 50s, I weighed up to 240 pounds….and then I stopped getting on scales! Playing competitive tennis at 230+ pounds did a number on my knees and back, but I shudder to think about my girth if I HAD NOT played tennis on a regular basis.

My confirmed attitude at this point is that fitness and health can never be taken for granted, that nothing of worth comes without discipline and work.


It seems to me that to struggle with an issue and then find a resolution is to be better able to render advice, at least to those who might be dealing with that same issue. I am in North Carolina, where we love college basketball. The late Dean Smith and Mike Krzyzewski are revered as great coaches, which is an understatement. In neither case did basketball come easy to these Hall of Fame coaches. They were not superstars as players. My point is that to struggle and learn through applied discipline is to build a foundation of credibility.



is to provide information and inspiration to those who value fitness, strength and a healthy lifestyle. This is especially directed to seniors, though I will not presume to define a senior. George Bernard Shaw said “We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing”.


All the best,




  1. Great site.Looking forward to your posts. I will be 60 this year. Been using my bullworker steady since 2006!
    Do you do reps with the holds or just holds?

    • I do isometric holds at the end of each set, often quite lengthy. But my main focus is on the reps, which are sometimes so slow that I use short holds during the reps.

  2. For years I have been walking a couple of miles a day just to keep my weight down and my energy up. I’ve been looking for something online that would benefit and compliment my daily walking routine. So glad I found this website. I’m looking forward to your posts!

    • Thank you, Trish! Please keep in touch and let me know how you are doing.

  3. Finally, someone who feels like I do about, health, diet, and exercise. I work out at least 4 times a week, more when I can. I love to walk and will walk anywhere from 5-10 miles! I enjoyed your page! Wish you lived closer!

  4. Richard, your point of view is very good, but we’re also very lucky that you can share with us exercise and health. Nowadays life is getting better and better, many people have no time or are lazy and not paying attention to their health. This also leads to too many people becoming ill because of the effect of a variety of physical ailments

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