What you and Nelson Mandela Have in Common


I recently heard a review on the book Every Body Matters by Gary Thomas. I think the title is pretty clever. The overall theme of the book is very powerful in talking about how our bodies are essential to all we want to do and accomplish. One of the most inspiring stories was about Nelson Mandela. He was in prison from 1962 until 1990....27 Years! I knew about this but what I never really considered was what he did with his time....(something he must have had plenty of). While he served in some prisons where physical labor was required, this book documents that he maintained a regular regime of pushups, sit-ups and running in place. And even talks about a 3 year stretch where he shared a larger cell with 2 others so it was big enough he could run laps much to their annoyance. In 1990 at the age of 72 if Nelson Mandela had emerged from prison as what we might expect after 27 years of horrendous conditions....a frail, weak, broken "old" man he certainly would not have been elected president at the age of 75! Or go on to win the Nobel Peace Prize. By maintaining his physical health vigorously Nelson Mandela was able to accomplish extraordinary things once finally given his freedom back at the young age of 72! This should make us all pause for a moment.....what opportunity might be coming our way in our 70s! Will we be physically up to the challenge? Fitness knows no age, no gender, no race, no boundary. Our physical bodies are amazing gifts and tremendous tools and if maintained and trained can serve us to change the world at any age. I am curious what you think, if you agree or disagree if this makes you pause and think..... Comment below... Did you know that now we have not only Fit Body Boot Camp, but a personal training program for people 60, 70 and 80 called Fit Body Forever? So no matter your age you can train with us. If you are interested in learning more about Fit Body Forever CLICK HERE, complete the interest form and receive a FREE Ageless Fitness EBook.

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