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Not Too Old To Begin Gymnastics

Julie - Contributer Read this inspiring story about Julie who at the age of 45 and with 2 young children took up the challenge and began Gymnastics. I’m Julie and I’m 45 years old and have two children aged 7 and 5 years. Three years ago, I decided to take up gymnastics – full artistic gymnastics. I’d been taking my children to a local club and I saw a poster for an adult’s session. I remember as a child enjoying cartwheels and being upside down and so I thought I’d give it a go. I was a little nervous at the first session…

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 Climb

Bridget - Contributer My 60th birthday...I spent my birthday climbing the Inaccessible Pinnacle on the Isle of Skye. It is a Munro, one of the 282 peaks over 3000 feet in Scotland. I still have the ambition to do them all but have got two thirds still to go! The InPin as it is known is the only summit that needs proper ropes. You climb up a narrow ridge and then drop down a rope on the steepest side. Sounds easy but when you know you are just a slip away from a fall then even a rope and a guide does not give much comfort.…

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 Tap Dance

Jill - Contributer January 2017 My first time at tap class… Read this story about Jill who decided to try out Tap Dancing I once said my daughter - ‘Oh I would love to do tap dancing again - I used to love it as a child!’ and within 5 minutes she had looked it up in Google and found a class close to home - she said she would come with me to keep me company - so I couldn’t say no could I? I then started doubting myself as to whether I could remember what to do, whether I would actually enjoy it - had I kidded myself that I…

Not Too Old To Volunteer

Karen - Contributer 24th October 2016 Read this inspiring story about Karen who in 2014 at the age of 51 joined the CamSAR (Cambridgeshire Search and Rescue ) team as a volunteer. Andy was not only my business partner, but a close friend. When he suddenly went missing his family and friends found themselves in a position that is indescribable. I can obviously only speak from my personal perspective, and would not attempt to put myself in his families position for a second. I can only describe how helpless I felt. The…

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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