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Not Too Old To Wall Climb

Jill - Contributer 24th October 2016 This is Jill's story of how at 53 she decided to try out some extreme sports starting with indoor Wall Climbing... I am 54 years old and even though I play netball and enjoy running and going to the gym, I don’t think of myself as someone who enjoys ‘extreme sports’ or anything that may be deemed a little dangerous ! In the past, several friends had been to indoor climbing walls and I decided that I would definitely like to give it a go ! I received a txt from my son on this particular…

Not Too Old To Learn To Ride A Unicycle

Chris - Contributer 24th October 2016 This is Chris’s story of how at 41 he decided to learn how to ride a unicycle and 12 years later he is still riding and still learning new tricks ! “I was inspired to learn after a friend bought a unicycle for his son at Christmas in 2003 and he’d lost interest in it. I’d seen them on TV in the circus and it looked funny and fun at the same time!. Fast forward to Summer 2004 and I was in a traction kiting club at the time and one day there was no breeze, so we all sat there drinking tea…

Not Too Old To Wakeboard

Sandy - Contributer I’m a 36-year-old adventure sports enthusiast; at least, that’s how I’d like to be described by my friends and family I’ve recently given up my internet job to start my own personal training business, Aspyr Fitness. Deciding to trade a large wage for doing the things I am passionate about – teaching, training and inspiring fitness in the sports I love. How did I get into adventure sports? Well I played team sports through school – netball, hockey, tennis and rounders, but the rest of my family wasn’t…

Not Too Old To Learn To Swim

Magda - Contributer Magda works as a beauty therapist in Beckenham and at the age of 32 she recently learned to swim. This is her story… I had always thought I should learn to swim but always felt apprehensive. My husband and I booked a dream holiday to Mexico and I decided that I really did need to learn to swim so that I could enjoy more aspects of my holiday. I did make an effort to call a local pool about lessons and when they asked me to call back another time – I used it as another excuse to postpone that first step…

Not Too Old To Duathlon

Michelle - Contributer September 2016 Read this inspiring story about Michelle who in 2015 at the age of 48 unfit and overweight took on the challenge of Duathlon. Michelle’s story ….. At the beginning of 2015 I was considerably overweight and incredibly unfit, then in June last year I started to see a personal trainer, a wonderful woman who helped me to realise that life doesn’t need to be negative, that at 48 I’m not too old and that I am capable of making better choices in order to live a healthier lifestyle.…

Not Too Old To Sky Dive

Carol - Contributer January 2017 Read this awe inspiring story about Carol, her first Sky Diving experience and reaching for the clouds. I'd never wanted to do a sky dive, not through any fear, simply a disinterest, and then I'd really been put off by an old boyfriend who had skydived and was always going on about it. However, following a difficult year, I'd been pursuing activities which may just make my heart beat a little faster, purely to make me feel that I was actually living.  A sky dive was just one of those things.…

Not Too Old To Join a Choir

Jackie - Contributer Read this inspiring story about Jackie who after her husband joined a choir got the music bug as well. My love of music goes back to my childhood. I played a couple of musical instruments whilst at school and have always enjoyed participating in anything musical. About 5 years ago my husband joined a choir – he has always loved singing and had sung in a few choirs in the past. Rock Choir offers the opportunity for anyone to join – there are NO auditions or the need to read music. In fact all the…

Not Too Old To Cycle

Joe - Contributer Read this inspiring story about Joe who in 2014 decide to was time to saddle up and begin cycling at the age of 56. My name is Joe(real name, John). I am now 58 years old. I have 3 grandsons, 2 who are very keen cyclists. They are now 5 & 7 years old. During the Christmas of 2014, they persuaded me to go out cycling on mountain bikes with them. I hadn't ridden a bike since my school days. I was fairly apprehensive & a little nervous about the challenge. I wasn't wrong. They were very accomplished…
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