Years has passed since I wrote this blog post. I’m turning 54 on the 31st of March. Fritz is an even stronger role model and inspiration than ever now.
In fact, he has inspired me to take up gymnastics. I started at 51. By the time I’m 60, I aim to be a beast like Fritz.
My birthday is on Thursday. I’ll be just a sprightly 46.
That number was starting to feel big but thanks to the video below I say, “who gives a hoot”. I feel young.
Isn’t that guy amazing?
Why be all negative and grouchy when it comes to aging with guys like Fritz around to inspire us. Here’s a guy who has the strength and flexibility of a 29-year-old… super athlete… and he’s 69.
He took up rock climbing, rowing and cross-country skiing after his 60th birthday.
I’m 46 on Thursday but after seeing that video, who cares. I feel young. I’ve got great kids, work I love and good health, even if I can’t stand on my head.
Fritz inspires me, but many of my students have inspired me even more. They’re learning Spanish in their 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and even 90s.
I don’t know if I could have believed it myself if I hadn’t seen the results they are achieving.
They are taking adventures, traveling the world and having fun. They are learning new skills and jumping headfirst into their new language.
They’re relocating and embracing the local culture. Some even have new families that don’t speak English.
They’re enjoying new skills and hobbies, tossing aside self-limiting beliefs and cultural stereotypes. They’re getting on with living as they want to live.
You can have a youthful spirit no matter what your chronological age. Real age isn’t about a number; it’s about experiencing life and learning new things.
Benjamin Franklin said, “some people die at 25 but they are not buried until they are 75”.
No matter your age, you can go where others fear to go. You can embrace life with vitality and passion.
Quit listening to others who are quick to tell you what you can’t do.
Just like the 69-year-old guy on the video above you choose how high you want to set your bar.
Why have so many people in their 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and even 90s, come to me?
They want to speak Spanish with real people. They don’t want to waste their time in a classroom. They want to get down to business and speak the language and experience all that life has to offer.
I don’t care about exams, evaluations or accreditations. I only focus on helping you speak Spanish the easiest and fastest way possible… no matter your age.
Are you ready to take the challenge?
Throw off any limitations others have set on you. Here’s 3 levels to take your Spanish as far as you want to go.
Breakthrough to Getting By in Spanish
Breakthrough to Fluency
Breakthrough to Mastery