Aging Evolution Co-Founder
I joined a gym for the first time in my fifties after traveling around the world and retiring from a successful corporate career spanning 35 years in finance and information systems. My goal was to get in shape so I started by taking a yoga classes. Lifting weights wasn’t something I ever envisioned. The words “bodybuilder” or “athlete” were not in my vocabulary and certainly did not apply to me. I was never into working out.
During a routine physical I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. My faith is strong and I’ve always believed that everything happens for a reason. In my mind, God had given me a wake up call, a second chance to start over and get my health together. This gave me tremendous motivation as I refused to give in to my thyroid issues. That’s when I decided it was time to start lifting weights with the intent to compete in a bodybuilding competition. I had nothing to lose and everything to gain. I was in my fifties when I competed in my first bodybuilding competition. I consider myself to be in the best shape of my life and I’m still competing in my sixties. I have competed in several competitions in the Masters 45 Class. I typically competed against women eight to ten years younger than me and I’ve placed in every competition. I am Nationally Qualified as a Figure Fitness Competitor and hope to soon obtain my pro card.