I came across another story from Carolyn, who at 73 found herself at a crossroads last summer. Years of spinal trouble and chronic pain had left her too weak to walk to the car alone, let alone drive.
“Everybody was really sweet – ‘Let’s take care of Nana,’ ” the retired nurse recalls. “But I didn’t want to be that old yet. I still wanted to have a life.”
So Carolyn started going to a fitness studio twice a week for small group training, which she liked right away!
But things took off when she invited her longtime friend, Karen, to join her. Now both are stronger, more limber and have better endurance. They really enjoy their tradition of working out twice a week together and going for lunch on Fridays at their favorite Thai restaurant.
They’re proof positive that the buddy system works. Read on to see how you can encourage exercise success ...