There really is a Fountain of Youth, kind of. Regular exercise and what’s generally referred to as Masters Sports, organized competition for older adults like the National Senior games, are changing everything we thought we knew about aging and vitality. Marc Middleton has more.
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“I’m more comfortable being in the water than on the land,” Rowdy Gaines tells Growing Bolder in an exclusive sit-down interview, shortly after the world premiere of the new film Rowdy. That passion is at the heart of Rowdy, which is produced by television veteran Hannah Storm and her company Brainstormin’ Productions and will air on SEC Network.
Rory O’Connor struggled with degenerative disc disease in his lower back since childhood, living in nearly constant pain for decades — especially during two tours of duty with the Navy SEALS. He finally found hope when he heard about Dr. Robert Masson, founder of Masson Spine Institute and medical director for Growing Bolder.
After more than 50 years and eight nominations, David Hackett has taken his rightful place in the Skateboarding Hall of Fame. And Growing Bolder was there for the induction ceremony and celebration.
Surfer-turned-skateboarder David Hackett is an innovator, a risk-taker and a game-changer. He’s a cultural icon and a positive force in the lives of so many, and soon he may have a new title: Skateboarding Hall of Famer. Read the letter Growing Bolder’s Marc Middleton wrote on Hackett’s behalf and find out why we think he belongs in the Hall of Fame.
Quin Bommelje and her partner Misha kicked off the 2017 Del Webb Sunbridge Growing Bolder® Awards, presented by Senior Resource Alliance and the Winter Park Health Foundation, with a stunning performance, taking the stage to kick off a celebration of men and women who are smashing stereotypes and confronting ageism.
David Hackett’s life reads like a Hollywood script. A surfer turned skateboarding pioneer and icon, he has experienced personal and professional highs and lows over the last 50+ years. In this exclusive Growing Bolder mini-doc, we roll with a guy who lives on the edge and in the moment, a stereotype smashing world class athlete and master of the art of the comeback.
Ben Beach, now 67, is the first person to complete 50 consecutive Boston Marathons (and by the way, he completed this one in 5:01:26, which qualifies him to run #51 in 2018 if he chooses!).
A viral video may have focused on a relay team at a swimming meet, but it wasn’t really about swimming. In fact, it wasn’t really about sports. It was about five qualities necessary to enjoy a high quality of life into our 80s, 90s, and beyond.
With a combined age of more than 360, John Corse, Ed Graves, Betty Lorenzi and Joan Campbell had the chance to smash two things: a swimming world record and expectations for what 80- and 90-year-olds can do.
Rowdy Gaines is, in a single word, inspirational. He’s also humble and would prefer that the spotlight be pointed at just about anyone other than himself. That’s why when we awarded Rowdy Gaines with the Growing Bolder Inspirational Award at his annual Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic swim meet, we weren’t at all surprised that he graciously accepted and almost immediately went back to doing what he does best: helping to motivate, encourage and celebrate everyone around him.