More proof that age really is just a number
Member of the Month, Ken Collings
To say that Ken Collings is a regular at Sport&Health is an understatement. He can be found at the club from 12-3pm most weekdays. "Being retired, I take my time and always get cardio and abs in no matter what muscle group I'm working on a particular day. I also have to spend a few minutes conversing with some friends and Sport&Health folks - I love it."
Ken joined Sport&Health in 2002, a few years after moving to Virginia from Hawaii. "I was a surfer for 38 years. I had never stepped foot inside of a health club." He didn't like the direction his body was taking after he stopped surfing regularly. "It was too much trouble chasing down little waves on the east coast, and too far to drive." His hours at Sport&Health paid off, as he built a physique resembling that of Hulk Hogan - the hair and famous grimace made his transformation complete!
"I was making incredible changes to my physique. I had 9% body fat at the age of 59. But I was losing mobility. I decided that at this age, I needed to be flexible, strong, and enjoying life."
Now 64, Ken says Sport&Health has completely changed his life. "People just don't realize the potential for reducing health problems and increasing your quality of life that a health club can give you." In fact, when Ken had the first surgery of his life last year, his doctors were amazed at his recovery time. "I was able to do cardio within four days of surgery, and light resistance training within a week. My doctor said he'd never had anyone my age recover this quickly."
Ken attributes this to his workouts at Sport&Health. But he is quick to add that his favorite thing about the club is "all the great friends you make - not just other members, but the club employees as well."