“If you had told me my dad would be going to a fitness center to work out with me when he was 78 years old, I would have been rolling on the ground laughing. Today, when it is actually happening, I could not be more proud of him..."
Deanne Carbonneau is grateful for what Personal Trainer Dan Buhler has done for her dad. "You're never too old to start working out."
So how did this all come about?
Deanne explains that she has "worked out regularly throughout my life, and have always incorporated physical activity into my daily life. My dad always had physical jobs and he is from a generation that did not go to fitness centers. Four years ago I joined Razor Sharp and, shortly after I joined, my dad started asking me about working out because
he realized he was losing strength. I suggested he join me at Razor and encouraged him to work with a trainer since he knew little about strength training. So, twice a week, he works out with Dan: I was so proud of him to take on a completely new challenge at age 74. Dan has been wonderful with him, and has done so much to improve my dad's balance, flexibility and strength. Dad really enjoys working with Dan and appreciates the benefits he gets from his sessions.
"Now, in addition to his two days a week with Dan, he comes and works out with me on Sundays! And, working out together helps keep me motivated, too."
John’s Perspective . . .
I never “worked out” ‘til I was 74. It’s not that I wasn’t active, I just wasn’t interested in it. My daughter, on the hand, is a workout freak. When she suggested I try it though, I thought, “why not give it a try?”