We know it can be hard to come into a gym or fitness studio if you’re not already in perfect shape. Some people say it’s intimidating, or they feel like others are judging them.
We hear you.
So does TV carpenter/host Ty Pennington.
He posted a video of himself dancing on the beach, a sweet moment trying to make his wife laugh. And he got picked apart by body shamers who said he no longer had the rippling torso of his early days on TV.
Here’s the link to his response.
“It’s been 22 YEARS since I made my television debut!” he wrote in response. “No, I don’t have a six-pack anymore or a luscious head of hair (with frosted tips). But what I do have is wisdom, empathy, life lessons and at 57 years old, I’ve TRULY never been happier!”
Pennington also praised ‘80s super-model Paulina Porizkova and her #sexyhasnoexpirationdate campaign.
Pennington says he stays healthy by working out every day, and he doesn’t mind wrinkles and gray hair.
“Cheers to getting older!” he wrote.
We couldn’t agree more. It’s all about daily exercise and taking good care of yourself. We’ll show you a welcoming environment no matter what shape you’re in – and keep you in fighting shape like Ty!
Holly Kouvo is a personal trainer, functional aging specialist, senior fitness specialist, brain health trainer, writer, and speaker.