“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 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."
"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!"
“I run mostly for my health, and to have a good life by having a good morning’s exercise."
"Movement through exercise, living healthy and well is my passion in life. It is equally important that I share this with theirs, so they too can enjoy a good quality of life."
"[to] feel good...get rid of jet lag... [and] clear my head"
"[Exercise] is the best thing I’ve done for my own personal life. I have rheumatoid arthritis and you just have to keep moving. I take tai chi, line dancing, use the exercise bikes and [do] strength and stretching [exercises]…the whole works.”
"I move to move forward physically and metaphorically! It clears my mind and is like meditation for my soul, body, and mind. I look forward to healthy aging and living well as I age. Older adults that move inspire me to keep moving :)"
"I am 26 now and fitness has become more than important in my life, it's what my life revolves around. I started running, casually, four or more years ago and in the last two and a half years have joined a triathlon club in Edmonton, Kinsmen Triathlon Club (KTC). I have raced several Olympic Distance Triathlons and this June I will be heading into my first Half Ironman: Boulder 70.3. Training is such an amazing and important part of my life, physically, mentally and also socially. I met my best friends through KTC and I look forward to workouts daily. I cannot imagine what my life would be like without triathlon and the amazing community I have found.