Prepare to be inspired by these super fit women, as you read about how they find their motivation to stay active at an age when it’s easy to give up.
1. Tao Porchon-Lynch, 97 Years Old
She is 97 years old and is the world’s oldest yoga teacher. She started doing yoga 70 years ago and has been teaching the sport for 45 years. June 2015, Porchon-Lynch wowed America’s Got Talent judges Howard Stern and Heidi Klum when she danced across the stage to Pitball’s “Fireball.
2. Diana Nyad, 66 Years Old
In 2013, at age 64, Nyad became the first person to swim the 103 miles from Cuba to Florida, without the aid of a shark cage. Her message to the world: “You are never too old to chase your dreams.”
3. Constance Tillit, 80 Years Old
This badass octogenarian was filmed doing a CrossFit workout, complete with sandbags, ring rows, and deadlifts, at 80 years young. She lost 50 pounds through CrossFit and had motivating words for the 8 million people who watched her workout video: “Get up and do it. Stop with the whining.”
4. Gunhild Swanson, 70 Years Old
In June 2015, Swanson became the oldest woman to complete the Western States Endurance Run, 100.2 miles, in 29 hours, 59 minutes, and 54 seconds. She crossed the finish line with her son and grandson to resounding cheers.
5. Anne Lorimore, 85 Years Old
In August 2015, this great-grandmother scaled Mount Kilimanjaro — crossing the daunting feat off her bucket list. She fell ill with the flu on day four of the eight-day journey but kept trucking along and got to the top without assistance.
6. Phyllis Sues, 92 Years Old
This 92-year-old yogi shared her secrets to a lifetime of happiness with us earlier this year. “Your body is your best friend,”.”Love what you do and love yourself,” and “A regular, dedicated yoga practice is the key to a long and healthy life.” Note these words by Sues who certainly knows what she’s talking about.
7. Kaye Didas, 93 Years Old
In January 2015, this Michigan woman completed her 1,000th workout at the Curves gym in her area. Okay, so she might not be hiking Kilimanjaro or running an ultra-marathon, but making the time to fit in a 30-minute workout three times a week at age 93 certainly earns her some street credit.