Wandering the most popular age group for Cathletes

Most represented age group doing Cathe workout


  • Total voters
    115

~Elsie

Cathlete
37 yrs & yeah, wish I would have been with a Cathe program earlier. I think like a lot of people in their twenties, I was intimidated in general by weight training. Tried it at the gym & really didn't enjoy anything about it. I think that trend is changing very much nowadays. : ) Girls want to be functionally strong. Cathe is incredibly approachable for anyone wanting to start serious strength or leave the gym for it.
 

tslop49

Cathlete
I am 45 found her at age 42 1/2
wish I found her years ago


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66...ugh
37 yrs & yeah, wish I would have been with a Cathe program earlier. I think like a lot of people in their twenties, I was intimidated in general by weight training. Tried it at the gym & really didn't enjoy anything about it. I think that trend is changing very much nowadays. : ) Girls want to be functionally strong. Cathe is incredibly approachable for anyone wanting to start serious strength or leave the gym for it.
66 ugh..but who's counting. I found slow and heavy years ago on vhs and thought the concept was interesting and did I "little of it". I heard about sts at 64 AND did that 3 mos and had tremendous strength gains! I would guess the average age of cathaletes to be mid fourties....if that was the question.
 

desertambrosia

Cathlete
Ok everybody, here goes nothing. I'm 63, found fitness years ago. So glad I did, I feel fabulous. DH and I will be celebrating our 41st wedding anniversary on September 2. So, there you have it, that wasn't so painful. My Mother at 63 looked so old to me. Maybe, I should go look in the mirror.
 

complik8td

Cathlete
Ok everybody, here goes nothing. I'm 63, found fitness years ago. So glad I did, I feel fabulous. DH and I will be celebrating our 41st wedding anniversary on September 2. So, there you have it, that wasn't so painful. My Mother at 63 looked so old to me. Maybe, I should go look in the mirror.
Ha! I'm sure you look fantastic, Karen! Congratulations!! 41 years! Happy Anniversary to you and your DH! My DH and I will be celebrating number 26 on September 9th. September is my most favorite month. :) I agree with you -- my parents looked very old to me too. Surely, physical fitness makes a big difference in how we age. Cathe is proof of that!

Okay, so I am now age 56, will be 57 in December, and I've been working out with Cathe since the early 90's!! (although my physique is NOTHING like hers, lol). I'm currently on medical leave from the gym I belong to due to tennis elbow surgery that I underwent on July 6th. I vacillate with my decision to return to the gym. I am the type of person that enjoys the social aspect of the gym, but working out at home is so convenient and much more time efficient. It takes me 30 minutes (one-way) to drive to the gym, plus the cost of fuel for the car. So, between the time spent commuting and the time spent in class, that's two hours out of my day, one of which is non-productive. And, I have to commit to the facility's class schedule, as opposed to my own. Often times I think about not returning, but omitting that social component from my life is a significant concern. I spend a great deal of my time alone, so that's why I joined in the first place. I'm not sure what to do. I have a couple more months to decide, but it's a tough decision for me. I own well over 100 DVDs, and I subscribe to Cathe Live, so I have plenty of exercise variety right here in my comfy home. Decisions, decisions.....
 

fitdeb

Cathlete
I am 57 and my husband is 59. We have both been working out with Cathe since her MegaStep workout - early 90's. I am an ACE certified health and fitness coach and a personal trainer. (Second career - started in 2001) While mentally our ages freak me out, physically it is a non-issue. We both do all of Cathe's workouts without modification - my husband even does Cathe's step w/o. We work out about 5 days a week for 90+ minutes. I have yet to see a decline in strength or cardiovascular endurance. In fact I just achieved a personal best last week - chest flys with 35# dumbbells!

None of our peer group friends work out. They think we are lunatics, but I would much rather be paddleboarding, kayaking, hiking or biking riding than going out to dinner. I know that "exercise has added years to our lives and life to our years".

All of you "youngsters" out there - trust me, you will NEVER regret a moment you spent exercising.
 

maddiesmum

Cathlete
Ha! I'm sure you look fantastic, Karen! Congratulations!! 41 years! Happy Anniversary to you and your DH! My DH and I will be celebrating number 26 on September 9th. September is my most favorite month. :) I agree with you -- my parents looked very old to me too. Surely, physical fitness makes a big difference in how we age. Cathe is proof of that!

Okay, so I am now age 56, will be 57 in December, and I've been working out with Cathe since the early 90's!! (although my physique is NOTHING like hers, lol). I'm currently on medical leave from the gym I belong to due to tennis elbow surgery that I underwent on July 6th. I vacillate with my decision to return to the gym. I am the type of person that enjoys the social aspect of the gym, but working out at home is so convenient and much more time efficient. It takes me 30 minutes (one-way) to drive to the gym, plus the cost of fuel for the car. So, between the time spent commuting and the time spent in class, that's two hours out of my day, one of which is non-productive. And, I have to commit to the facility's class schedule, as opposed to my own. Often times I think about not returning, but omitting that social component from my life is a significant concern. I spend a great deal of my time alone, so that's why I joined in the first place. I'm not sure what to do. I have a couple more months to decide, but it's a tough decision for me. I own well over 100 DVDs, and I subscribe to Cathe Live, so I have plenty of exercise variety right here in my comfy home. Decisions, decisions.....

Carol:

Keep it, at least for now. You state TWICE that the social aspect matters to you, a lot. Until such time as the time factor outweighs the social benefit, if such a time ever comes, then ditch it. For now, and as long as your unease about ditching the gym remains, keep it. My preferred method of action is to change nothing until I feel strongly that change is desired, needed, inevitable or I'm failing to thrive without it.

Clare
 

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