Baby Boomers Driving Trend in Older Adult Fitness
As you’ve probably heard, baby boomers are turning 65 at the rate of 10,000 a day. Health and sports clubs are seeing more and more seniors joining in on classes and activities every day. 92-year-old Ralph Winn said, “I just think that there are three things in life that are important for anybody, not just me. Staying physically healthy, proper diet and getting plenty of rest. That’s what keeps me going.” Many adults are also joining in on fitness classes where they find a much appreciated social aspect. “I get to meet new people. We socialize…When someone doesn’t show up for a meeting, we call and check on them,” said Jerry Cantrell, 72, member of the Silver Sneakers Class. “You can either sit around and do nothing, or you can do something,” said Cantrell.