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66-Year-Old Spartan Racer Sees No Obstacles to Healthy Aging
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66-Year-Old Spartan Racer Sees No Obstacles to Healthy Aging

Liz Merritt - Feb 08, 2018

At 66, Vivian “Viv” Schoeller channels the voice of her inner tomboy as a Spartan racer. It’s a role she embraces not only for the physical challenge,…

Stroke Survivor, Martial Artist Grateful for Healthy Aging Do-Over
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Stroke Survivor, Martial Artist Grateful for Healthy Aging Do-Over

Liz Merritt - Jan 11, 2018

Kurt Frankenberg is a walking, talking testimonial to healthy aging. On July 12, 2016 he suffered a massive stroke that left him partially paralyzed and unable to…

Date With Destiny: Crohn’s Disease Will Not Get the Best of This Runner
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Date With Destiny: Crohn’s Disease Will Not Get the Best of This Runner

Liz Merritt - Dec 12, 2017

Todd Knowles has two dates he has promised to keep. One is to run the 2018 Boston Marathon. The other is to summit the tallest mountain in…

Defying Stereotypes: From Dancer to Physique Competitor at 62
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Defying Stereotypes: From Dancer to Physique Competitor at 62

Liz Merritt - Nov 30, 2017

Debra Donaldson is everything you would think a dancer should be. Lithe, athletic, petite and graceful. A half century of dance defined her career, her body and…

No Purchase Necessary: Skip Black Friday & Head Outdoors
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No Purchase Necessary: Skip Black Friday & Head Outdoors

Liz Merritt - Nov 24, 2017

I love that REI, one of the most influential outdoor retailers in the world, closes its doors today and advocates we skip Black Friday altogether. The symbolism of that…

Live Life to the Fullest by Embracing Fear & Change
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Live Life to the Fullest by Embracing Fear & Change

Frank Sole - Nov 08, 2017

Maybe it’s not necessarily the hard work that scares us. Somewhere in our lives, we did the necessary hard work to get where we are today. We…

Unlimited: 70 is the New 30 for This Ironman Athlete
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Unlimited: 70 is the New 30 for This Ironman Athlete

Liz Merritt - Oct 26, 2017

When you meet George Demetrulias, the first thing you’ll notice is his trim, athletic build and dark suntan. He grabs a cup of coffee, pulls up a…

Bring It On: Boomer Athlete Thrives on Challenges
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Bring It On: Boomer Athlete Thrives on Challenges

Liz Merritt - Sep 21, 2017

For 59-year-old Ronnie Piña, the road to racing is paved with opportunities for physical and mental challenges that fuel this Boomer athlete's passion for healthy aging. “Mentally, I…

Senior Ironman Shooting for Podium to Celebrate 75th Birthday
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Senior Ironman Shooting for Podium to Celebrate 75th Birthday

Liz Merritt - Sep 14, 2017

Dave Wolford is aiming high for his 75th birthday. A few weeks shy of 71, this four-time senior Ironman triathlete is eyeing number five at 75 –…

Boomer, Educator Embraces Love for Running After 70
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Boomer, Educator Embraces Love for Running After 70

Liz Merritt - Sep 01, 2017

For 71-year-old Jean Oracheff, taking on the moniker 'athlete' still feels a bit foreign. In fact, she brushes off any suggestion that she is actually an athlete,…