If you're a baby boomer (as I am), you know that walking into a hot new gym where everyone's young, toned and strutting their stuff feels a just a tad uncomfortable.
Well, you know we boomers weren't going to want to deal with that for too long! Enter the latest fad --- fitness centers just for the 40 and older crowd (with names like Nifty at Fifty!)
For the longest time, senior fitness meant really low-impact activities such as water aerobics. But seniors nowadays aren't your father's (or grandfather's?) seniors.
What do these clubs do different? Softer music for one, as well as air pressure-driven equipment for strength training instead of metal weights.
When you consider that there will be more than 71
million 65-year-olds in less than 25 years, according to the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, any health club would be wise to add some of those features.
I still would rather walk and bike in the open (for free), but I think this is a good way to go nonetheless.