Greg and Dog Hugo Scale The Dunes at Sleeping Bear Dunes in Michigan.

If you ever have the pleasure of visiting these dunes, in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, I would not recommend climbing down to the beach unless your are very fit. Getting down this steep sand dune is difficult enough but coming up that moving wall of sand is a major task. It’s three steps up and slide two steps down. Signs are prominently posted warning the dangers of going down and the expense of having to be rescued.
We met Greg, a fellow Boomer, after watching him come up, with the aid of Hugo, his brothers Weimaraner.

Getboomersfit Never leave the playgroundWe had the pleasure to meet Stephen Jepson  (77 years old ) and saw his presentation at a conference about functioning aging in Orlando.  His motto is “Never leave the Playground”. Learning new skills, using hands and feet promotes cognition and brain function. It also enriches our lives and gives us an idea of how much more we can achieve if we try.
It doesn’t have to be perfect. The process of learning brings the benefits.  We were lucky to get a picture taken together with Stephen.
Katja decided to try it out his philosophy at the next campground stop at Ochlockonee River State park.
Check out the interview with Stephen from a while back
Get Boomersfit Stephen Jepson, Louis Drakulich, Katja Dietze

Resistance bands can go anywhere and cost less than a monthly membership at many gyms. Here is a review of the best bands and the winner is “Bodylastics”.

Read the reviews here Resistance Band Review

Kenny and Annie “Blessed” At Yellowstone National Park!

While on our Summer 2017 Tour of the USA, we visited Yellowstone National Park and met some inspirational Baby Boomers along the way. Among them was Kenny Rodgers, a retired Las Vegas Police officer. Kenny and Annie hike, bike, run and do resistance training together. They believe they are blessed to be able to visit and fully enjoy places like Yellowstone.

Retired Twice and Still Active


Just before heading down from our meager 3 mile hike on the Colorado Trail to Harvard Lakes, we met another 500 miler on his 16th day on the trail. Eugene, an Air Force Colonel who, after retiring from the service, became a High School Science Teacher.  He is retired again but no less active.

Eugene’s trek, from Denver to Durango, is just about 500 miles. We had the pleasure of hiking and talking with him for a while. We enjoyed a lively and enlightening conversation. Like many of the other fit Boomers we met on our CO journey, Eugene has been active almost as long as he can remember. But, don’t be discouraged, it is never too late and we will show you many examples of Boomers who have gotten better with age.

Meanwhile enjoy our short interview, on the trail with Eugene.

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