“It puts me in a good mood, a good frame of mind for the day. No matter how my day goes, I always feel good about starting in the gym. I feel strong. I feel healthy. Mentally, I feel good.”
"Getting outside, being physical and enjoying some fresh air helps build that relationship with the natural environment and the love for the outdoors.”
“When I work out first thing in the morning and have a great workout, my social anxiety for the rest of the day is just gone. Almost everything is gone: my body dysmorphia is gone, my OCD, my depression, my anxiety.”
“I think that it is important, as you get old, that you don’t sit back and think ‘I’m getting old, I can just relax.’ If you want to keep going, you must keep active, and keep walking.’’
“I always wanted to be the best and to be on the podium as much as possible. But now, it’s completely different, and I exercise because it makes me feel great and gives me time to switch off mentally but tune in physically.”
"I think it’s about embracing working out as a lifestyle. People say, “Vernon, why are you so fit?” I always told people that I’m not working out to compete. I work out for a lifetime. I can use the workouts I present for a lifetime, and so can you. Working out is the foundation for living a healthy and active lifestyle. I have moments when I struggle a little bit, but I have to stay motivated."
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"So far [with trampolining], I’ve noticed a huge reduction in stress post-exercise—and I’m actually enjoying the time spent doing these workouts.
“I started exercising at about 80 years of age. I was getting kind of weak. Finding it was a lot harder to move around. Exercise is important to be more mobile and for better health overall. It helps me a lot.”
"I can do that...I walk anyway...there are people that I'd love to help. So, why not?...make a few dollars to give to the wonderful the VON (Victoria Order of Nurses)..."
"I move because I have the ability to move and it is a privilege many don't have! The ability of living the best life I can is something only I can do and only I can choose to control how I see my days!"