First Look: Growing Bolder’s Launchpad to What’s Next

“Launchpad to What’s Next” is a fast-paced, entertaining and inspirational pledge program that shares the secrets to healthy aging and active longevity. Featuring an all-star team of national experts, “Launchpad” offers clear, actionable takeaways to help viewers begin their personal journey to what’s next. Enjoy this exclusive first look at this one-of-a-kind program, coming to public broadcasting stations nationwide later this year.

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Celebrating the Passion of Masters Athletes

Growing Bolder is heading to the National Senior Games! What kind of stories will we tell? Growing Bolder Founder/CEO Marc Middleton shares why our stories will have little do with winners and losers and everything to do with celebrating the spirit of all the participants.

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Inside Our First Launchpad to What’s Next LIVE Event

Growing Bolder recently hosted our first ever Launchpad to What’s Next LIVE! event. The event was taped for an upcoming special that will air later this year on public television stations nationwide. We can’t show you any of the footage yet, but we can let you hear from some of the attendees to find out why this is something you’re going to want to tune in to when it premieres.

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Launchpad to What’s Next Live: A Sneak Peek

The world is filled with unprecedented opportunity. At any point, you can start an entirely new chapter. It’s never too soon or too late to make the rest of your life the best of your life. We all wonder one thing — “What’s next? And how do I create it?”Growing Bolder’s Launchpad to What’s Next answers those questions and more. In this special sneak peek, learn more about our featured speakers and special guests. Ready to join us on the national tour? Get more details at

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Betsy Hughes: Keep Moving!

If you want to keep moving…you have to keep moving! Functional fitness is critical to Growing Bolder. It helps us maintain our independence for as long as possible and allows us to enjoy our lives to the fullest. It starts with one step! Health and fitness expert Betsy Hughes talks about what she and her husband have learned from decades of working with runners and athletes of all ages.

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Vonda Wright: Active Longevity

Are you an “adult-onset exerciser”? One of the keys to active longevity is movement — getting and staying fit. What your mind believes, your body can achieve, and Dr. Vonda Wright is busting myths about aging and activity.

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Mr. Energy: Be a Star

Jim Smith, Jr. — “Mr. Energy” — helps men and women worldwide reach their full potential through his “no excuses” philosophy. Hear what he says about being a star in your life — even if you’re the only one who believes it’s possible!

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Foods That Fight Inflammation

Did you know that all disease and pain starts with inflammation somewhere in your body? Registered dietitian nutritionist Tara Collingwood shares some all-natural ways to reduce inflammation on a daily basis, just by what you’re eating.

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