Hi, I’m jackgym aka Iron Grandad

Last year (2018) I reached 75 years of age and was confronted with a disturbing statistic. The average age for a man before he carks it is 80. That meant, on the average, I had five years of living left. This got me thinking about my lifestyle. If I was going to get past the average age I probably needed to up the anti a bit. On the plus side, I was in good health and not taking any medications.

My main form of exercise back then was walking and playing Lawn Bowls. I’d always been a bit of a gym junkie on and off so decided to get serious and start pumping iron again. I also began playing Table Tennis and Pickleball to improve my cardio. A little over twelve months later I’m jumping out of my skin.

I can tell you now, being healthy and active in your older age is far more enjoyable than simply existing in an armchair and nursing aching joints and tired muscles. Get up off your butt and start exercising.

Inside this website I’ve written a few pages and articles about pumping iron and other sports that are keeping me healthy and away from the doctor’s surgery. Anyone want to brew their own beer? That’s here too!

Follow my journey 🙂 —>