Who is an older adult?

There is no one simple answer!

Older adults are an extremely diverse group of people - it's not a one size fits all situation! Every older adult has a unique story to tell, and has a unique collection of experiences that makes them who they are today.

Each month we highlight a different member and hear a little of their personal story, hear what motivates them to keep exercising as they get older, and learn about their philosophy on ageing and life in general.

Member Sandra

Sandra has been involved in sport and fitness for most of her life. She loves the rewards that she is now getting, like being able to look after her grandchildren, take long walks around Melbourne, and enjoy time with her friends.
Member Profile - Sandra

Member Sue

Sue has been exercising one way or another for all of her life. And when she retired, she finally had the time to do the yoga and fitness classes that she had been missing, and that now keep her fit and healthy and loving life.
Member Profile - Sue swimming

Member Ruth

Ruth has been active all of her life, but felt she needed to add something different to her exercise regime. She started with our YouTube workouts, but was enjoying it so much she took out a membership to access the full range of workouts.
Member Profile - Ruth enjoying the beach

Member Lesly

I am not happy about getting older, but it is what it is! I generally don’t feel old, but sometimes it creeps up on me. I know I am fitter than a lot of my friends - I have no trouble getting out of bed in the mornings, even when it is cold - and that makes me feel good.
Member Profile - Lesly on the golf course

Member Bea

Ageing is not something I think about often - I feel quite young and energetic in the present moment - but I am not afraid of ageing. Age is really just a number for me - I am more afraid of not being able to do the things I want to do as I get older. Getting older is something that happens to all of us, and I know I'll embrace the process with a positive attitude ...
Member Profile - Bea working out at home

Member Julie

I have been retired from teaching now for seven years. Life is busy enough however, with family and community involvements. I play badminton twice a week, volunteer in two community groups, one with refugees and asylum seekers, the other in a community chat room at the Greensborough Plaza...
Julie hiking in the Pyrenees

Member Lyn

I have been retired now for 14 years, I’ve been married for 48 years, and I have moved house more times than I ever wanted to. Thankfully I am very happy where we are living presently, in a lovely townhouse that has just the right amount of garden, and great neighbours too...