Uncharted Waters.

Wow! The world has just turned upside down! Almost no-one who will be reading this will ever have experienced anything remotely like this. Our website promotes health in later life through strength and fitness. The people we have met and interviewed over the years are already living a life that goes against conventional wisdom about being older - so they are thinking outside the box in the first place. We know therefore that all SGSC athletes will take on this challenge as imaginatively as they approach life in general.

We ourselves are sticking to a daily routine which involves running outside and doing strength work in the house. We are also making sure we do plenty of stretching to keep ourselves as supple as possible. It seems to us that regularity is the key.  

We realise more than ever how lucky we usually are to have so much freedom to live, train and do the sports that we love. In the future when all this is over, on days when we don’t want to push ourselves so hard we will be aware of how fortunate we are to have that choice.

Maybe the lock-down will even bring new people to experience the benefits of exercise and hopefully they will continue the habit once this crisis is passed.
 
Stay strong, stay healthy. Life’s a Game - Keep Playing!

On The Pinboard you will find  stories from the media and other sources that will interest and inform you.

If you come across a story that you think would interest us, about a 90 year old mountain climber for instance, email details or a link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It's Cool to be Old, if....(3)

Here is the final film of the trio of winning entries into the Prime and Fire Selects competition. The subject of this film is 75 year old competitive cyclist Mick Ives.

 

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Old Man Monday

We saw this recently and it got our interest. It's a group of 30-55 year old skateboarders who meet at Primedelux skatepark in Plymouth. The sessions are called "Old Man Monday" - of course!

 

 

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Being a Silver Grey athlete may be hard, but this...?

At SGSC we ourselves try to be what we encourage in others. We work hard to keep our bodies at the level which makes doing the sports we love possible.

At the moment, we are both recovering from a flu virus and energy levels are low, the idea of getting back into training a daunting prospect. Then over the weekend we found our inspiration. We read an article about a young woman, so brave, so courageous we found our motivation to get going again! We believe you will find her just as amazing as we do.

 

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It's Cool to be Old, if....(2)

So here is another of the winning entries into the Prime and Fire Selects competition. The subject this time is 82-year-old skydiver Dylis, and does she have some things to say!

 

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She said it, it must be true!

fitball flys w smlShe has in the past been rather scornful of what she had always considered the rather desperate attempts by some of her fellow actors to battle the passage of time by daily 4am gym sessions. Now Helen Mirren has revealed that she herself partakes in gym workouts - "occasionally" as she says in an interview in the Sunday Times on 27th March. At her age (71, if you're interested) she says "it's necessary". No evangelism, no fuss, just an understated acceptance that working on her body is an essential part of keeping herself fully functioning and in good shape to continue the work she loves.

So it's as simple as that, you have to do it. And if The Queen says it, it must be true!

It's Cool to be Old, if....

Well, finally it's cool to be old, as we've known all along -  if you're into adventure sports, that is. And the proof, if you need it, is that several of the winning entries in a competition for short films of "unique human-interest stories within the world of action & specialist sports" featured athletes who were definitely in the SIlver Grey category. And here's one, about 77-year-old kitesurfer David.

 

 

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