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Renu Bakshi - Fitness BuffhqHi Friends,

I’m Renu Bakshi, the guy behind Just Fitness Hub (JFH). When I was getting old, I lost considerable muscle mass, and I’m well aware of the pain and anxiety that it brings. Here is my story about old age fitness and how I recovered and gained muscle mass!

My Fitness Story – Old Age Fitness

I can still remember it as vividly as yesterday. It was the eve of my 62nd birthday. I stepped into the bathroom to take a shower. I took off my shirt, looked in the mirror, and noticed my skin sagging around my upper arms and face. I tried to convince myself I was still a fit guy, which I had always thought I was.

Somehow, I had been able to skate by on this delusion for many years. But the denial had finally caught up to me. I saw my true reflection and couldn’t lie to myself anymore. I was in the worst shape of my life. I had lost a lot of my muscle mass, and I looked sick and haggard.

It’s a typical story. First, it’s the stressful job, family responsibilities, and settling the kids. Your time is no longer your own, and so you get unfit and unhealthy. My health was deteriorating significantly after I retired. I was depressed, my blood pressure remained elevated, and my health was deteriorating day by day.

On that fateful day of clarity, I visited my doctor. I sat with him for almost two hours, and he lectured me on how lifestyle can affect one’s life. I made a decision to change my lifestyle at that very moment. Not a vague, wishy-washy notion that I should “get in shape” but a firm determination “to eat better” and “start exercising” to enhance my wellness and get fit.

In my case, it began with getting up at 5 a.m., going out for an early morning walk, and exercising in the park around my neighborhood. Initially, I did it for one hour. The immediate results were slow, but I continued in my endeavor. Gradually, my energy level recovered.

I researched & experimented a lot. After six months, I was passing by a gym near my house, and a sudden thought struck me: hey, why not join the gym? I stepped into the gym, talked to the owner, and took membership. He gave me a discount of 10%, as I was a senior citizen, retired, and without any regular source of income. The next day, I was in the gym at dot 5 am – and my journey started with a bang, leading to a gradual building up of muscle mass and fitness.

The results were hardly overnight. But two years later, I had gained a respectable amount of muscle mass and was the most fit I had ever been. The trainers and other people coming to the gym respected me and were, at times, awed to see my dedication at this age. Many young people training in the gym said that they were inspired by my consistency and stamina.

At 72, I am completely fit—quite an extreme contrast from the day I looked in the mirror. I’m not advocating that everyone should test themselves so severely. But my point is that change starts with a decision followed by baby steps along a new, consistent trajectory that, over time, can lead to dramatic results. If I could experience such a vast transformation in my own life, I know with certainty that everybody has within themselves the power to enact his own well-balanced transformation.

Side by side, my extensive research continued about workouts and nutrition. After having done extensive research and gathering experts’ opinions and my own experience, I had gained so much knowledge that I started this Just Fitness Hub blog to share no-nonsense, actionable tips and guides – covering everything necessary to lead a healthy, active, and fit life in old age.

I’m here to say that it doesn’t have to be that way. I don’t care how busy you are. I don’t care how old you are, how many kids you have, or how little time you think you have. The power rests within yourself to enact any change in your life you desire. And I can say this because I have seen it happen in myself and countless others.

Let’s join together to shift the world’s perspective on long-term health and wellness. No matter how old, overweight, weak, and out of shape you are, you have the power to transform yourself into a healthy and fit person. Positive change is always within your grasp, and today still remains the first day of the rest of your life. Make it count!

Note: At the age of 67 & 68, I passed three certifications from ISSA, USA, all with flying colors: “Personal Fitness Trainer,” “Nutrition Health Coach,” and “Specialist Exercise Therapy”.

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