In a world where age is often considered a barrier to physical fitness and vitality, there are a few remarkable individuals who shatter these stereotypes and inspire us all. Aggy, a 61-year-old fitness influencer and trainer, is one such extraordinary personality who has defied the norms and proven that age is just a number. With a journey that began in 1982, Aggy has not only dedicated her life to staying fit but has also become a beacon of inspiration for countless individuals.
Aggy’s story is not just about her own personal triumphs but also about encouraging others to never give up on the things they love, to prioritize their health and strength, and to embrace the power of perseverance. Through her infectious enthusiasm and indomitable spirit, she has become a role model for people of all ages, proving that it’s never too late to embark on a fitness journey and reclaim control of one’s health.
How old are you?
I am 61, almost 62 in 6 weeks.
How old do you feel?
I feel 35, maybe! Haha
At what age did you start your fitness journey?
I started my fitness journey when I was 18 years old. I worked in Manhattan, but would wake up early before I caught the train to work out at home with Jane Fonda VHS tapes.
What has been the biggest change in your life since you started?
My biggest change I saw since I started my fitness journey is how much fitness has changed over the years and how I changed up my workouts over the years. In the 80’s it was step aerobics and the 90’s spinning was very popular. Today, I see a lot of women weightlifting and seeing their physique change from it.
What is an example of a challenge that you have had to face while getting into your fitness journey?
God, it was so long ago, I really don’t remember a challenge that I had to face while getting into my fitness journey. My fitness journey has been continuous since I was 18 and I’m almost 62. I guess maybe right after I had babies, it was kind of hard getting back into it again, but I pushed myself after each child to work out even when I was exhausted.
What did you think of your current age when you were younger? Did you think you would be as athletic as you are?
I thought 62 years old was old, my mom passed away at 56. I never really thought about it, maybe I didn’t think I would be in such good shape at my age.
Do you have a specific brand you prefer to use?
I love a lot of brands. I love Nike sneakers and Converse High Top sneakers to work out in.
Is there something that you would like to try to learn how to do now?
I would love to speak another language!
What is your goal of yours?
I want to do more unassisted pull-ups. I can do one, and that’s it.
How do you maintain your fitness routine during winter seasons or illness?
I’m a fitness trainer and I teach online to women over 40 so I teach daily. I have to show up!
Do you have any advice you would like to give to someone who wants to get into fitness in their 50+ years and is afraid they are passed the point of starting?
You are never too old. You can develop muscle and change your body after 50 and even after 60. Just start somewhere. Don’t overcomplicate it. Start slow and be consistent. Watch what happens!
If you’re looking to book fitness instructor Aggy, who specializes in women over 40 years old, you can conveniently find her on Instagram or visit the Olakaola website to book with her. Aggy’s expertise is in helping women in this age group prioritize their health and fitness, enabling them to feel more confident as they age. Her Instagram page and website serve as valuable resources for women over 40 who are seeking guidance, support, and motivation to enhance their well-being and overall fitness journey. By engaging with Aggy, women can take proactive steps towards achieving their health and fitness goals while embracing their unique beauty and strength.
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