The Power of Sharing a Strong Passion for Health and Fitness

If you’ve read any of my posts, you know I believe strongly in the passion for health and fitness, to positively improve your life and achieve success.

This past weekend I have been honored to spend time with my wife’s aunt who is in town competing in the Canadian Masters National Swimming Championship

The Story Behind This Post

The experience my family and I had this weekend prompted me to write this post.

While at the event, it has been fantastic to see the athletes compete, but the thing that impacted me most was the atmosphere of support, encouragement, and joy of competition the athletes exhibited.

Being a national championship, there were obviously some great swimmers competing, but you can find that at any sporting event.

The great things about this Masters competition were the massive range of ages and abilities, as well as the atmosphere.

These swimmers were here because they love their sport and were excited to compete. They didn’t have to be here.

They came at their own expense from all across the country, taking time away from work (for those who were still working) and family.

Every competitor had to be over 40, but there were many people in their 80’s and 90’s, with the oldest lady being 97 years old!

Now, the 97-year-old wasn’t very fast, but think about it… She is 97 and traveled on her own across the country to compete in a national swim meet.

She competed in multiple events over the three days and finished them all with great energy and enthusiasm. It was inspiring to witness.

The cool part is, she actually had multiple people competing in her age group!

My wife’s aunt is 68 years old, she has a very strong passion for health and fitness and is a “spring chicken” by comparison. She’s been still improving at that age, doing great in her events, and my kids were excited to see the medals she’s won.

She’s won gold medals and is a national champion in her age category (a surprisingly competitive age group).

Will Your Future Self Be This Passionate About Health and Fitness to Do Things Like This

I’m not suggesting that you need to be competing in national swimming competitions as a nonagenarian, but it’s important to prioritize your health and fitness throughout your life and continuously strive to improve, ultimately leading to success.

My point is for you to think about how you are setting yourself up for future success in terms of health and fitness. Will you be active, enjoying life, experiencing new adventures, socializing, and excited about your future? A passion for a happy and healthy life can help make this a reality.


One thing I enjoyed while spectating at the pool was hearing all of the young families in the stands cheering “GO GRANDMA!” Or “GREAT WORK GRANDPA!”. It was heartwarming to see the passion for health and fitness across generations.

With the negative slide in activity levels, health, wellness, and stress across the world, events like this show us a future that’s bright and worth living. Passion for health and fitness can help combat these negative trends and continuously improve our overall quality of life.

Pursuing Your Passion for Health and Fitness at Any Age

The small daily activities and habits we have sowed the seeds that grow into our future accomplishments. Make sure to prioritize your passion for health and fitness and keep improving to ensure a bright and fulfilling future.

Remember that what we do today directly impacts our future results positively or negatively!

Many people mistakenly believe that if they haven’t been (or aren’t) fit by a certain age, it’s too late. However, it’s never too late to start pursuing and improving your passions. My wife’s aunt didn’t swim for 45 years, but she decided to get back in the pool later in life and rediscovered her love for it.

She’s found a community of great people and is loving the experience of training, competition, and feeling better than she has in decades. The passion for health and fitness doesn’t have an age limit.

The most important part of the process is to simply decide that you want your future self to be healthier, happier, and more physically capable, and then take action to improve. When you have a passion for health and fitness, it opens the door to success in so many other areas of life.

Be Clear About Your Goals Regarding Your Health and Fitness

So, if you’ve been thinking about “losing a few pounds”, or “getting into shape”, I strongly encourage you to look closer at WHY you want these things. Is it simply to fit into your designer pair of jeans, or is there a bigger purpose?

Improving Your Health and Fitness Will Give You a Driving Passion to Achieve Your Goals

And create a better future for yourself, ultimately leading to success.

For me, my passion for health and fitness is driven by my desire to experience all kinds of fun adventures across the world with my wife, children, and future grandchildren.

I want to be a role model for them and be able to keep up with them as they grow up. I want to age with dignity, and grace, and navigate life on my own terms.

This passion for health and fitness is what motivates me to improve, stay active, keep pushing myself, and set new goals for myself. It’s important to take ownership of the things you DO have control over, including your mindset, habits, and daily actions that will determine your health, happiness, and fitness over the rest of your (hopefully long and vibrant) life.

How to Motivate Yourself for Health and Fitness

If you are struggling to motivate yourself to exercise, take a step back and take a deeper look at what’s important to you and what you want your future self to be like.

Having a passion for health and fitness is not just about looking good, but it’s about creating a better life for yourself and the people around you.

Remember that it’s never too late to start pursuing your passion for health and fitness, and if you need help or guidance, there are plenty of resources available to you.

Take control of your future, improve your health and fitness, and make it a passion that will bring you joy, fulfillment, and success for years to come.

If you are ready to take control of your future health and fitness, I would love to help. Just book your FREE Success Coaching Session to see what that future might look like for you.

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  1. This lovely lady is an inspiration to us all. Thank you for her story and the tips to work toward the future of my own health.

  2. I love everything about this post. The message that it’s never too late to start pursuing your passion for health and fitness is absolutely perfect. Your family member at 68 and the 97 year old swimmer are very motivating and inspiring!

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      Yes, they are! Thank you for commenting Debbie 🙂

  3. That is so true! Passion for anything is contagious. My daughter works out a lot and is also encouraging me. It’s so helpful!

    1. Author

      Exactly Jennifer! We all need good examples in life, don’t we?

  4. This really is so true. I know when I see people in my life getting healthier, it inspires me to do even more to make that a priority in my life as well.

  5. I really enjoyed reading your article about how a passion for health and fitness can motivate others. Your insights on the importance of setting realistic goals and leading by example were especially helpful. Your passion for this subject really shines through in your writing. Keep up the great work!

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      Thank you Monidipa for your kind words! And thank you for engaging!

      1. This was so refreshing to read. I am very much into fitness and motivating others. This article has hit the spot with its take away points that it’s never too late to start and how beneficial it can be.

  6. yes, I love being with people who work on their health. Finding a community is a great way to inspire and motivate you!

    1. Author

      Exactly Brianne! Thank you for commenting!

  7. That’s why I love taking exercise lessons with friends or having trainer with you. They can be your accountable partner and they inspire you to work on you health goals.

    1. Author

      We all need guidance and motivation! Thank you Alita!

  8. Your personal story and tips are inspiring and will surely motivate readers to lead a healthier lifestyle.

  9. It’s not so easy to maintain good health and fitness routines. This post is very informative! Thank you for sharing!

  10. Taking care of one’s health by movement can be infectious! I often find myself being lazy and when I see others being active it motivates me – I’m feeling inspired to break out my jogging shoes reading about your wife’s aunt!

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      Glad to hear that our post motivated you Steph!

  11. I wish I could get more motivated about fitness. My eating habits are good, but I don’t exercise like I should. I need some inspiration like this.

    1. Author

      We all need that inspiration Bryan. That’s why pro coaches are there.

  12. Oh yes, I love this message here. “Remember that it’s never too late to start pursuing your passion for health and fitness, and if you need help or guidance, there are plenty of resources available to you.” About 4 years ago, I started to take my life and health very seriously and I am loving the results now.

    1. Author

      Great to hear that Edgar, and thanks for commenting!

  13. It’s never too late to get fit. We can all greatly benefit from doing regular exercise.

    1. Author

      Yes, we can Melanie. Thanks for pointing that out!

  14. For me, it’s not just about looking good, but feeling good and having the energy to live my life to the fullest. It’s great to know that there are plenty of resources available to help me along the way and that it’s never too late to start pursuing my passion for health and fitness.

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      Exactly Sonia! Thanks for commenting, and good luck!

  15. I love the motivation that is oozing from this post. I agree it’s never too late to practice good health and fitness as it is extremely important to look after oneself at all ages.

  16. Yes! My brother is a fitness fanatic and every time he is in town he gets me moving with him- and I LOVE it! I struggle to take time out of my busy day for exercise but always feel better when I do. I feel best when I’m surrounded by others who are fitness minded.

    1. Author

      Great example Chloe! We all need to be surrounded by people who motivate us to be better!

  17. I always enjoy reading about someone’s passion to achieve things in their life. That passion can often be contagious so it’s important to be around others who are like-minded. My husband helps motivate me when it comes to fitness for both of us.

    1. Author

      WE all need motivation Stephanie! Thanks for engaging!

  18. Author

    Thank you for your kind words Monidipa. We are glad you liked the post!

  19. Thank you for sharing the inspiring story of your wife’s aunt! I keep going back and forth between periods of staying motivated and exercising and then stopping completely.. I have people around me (including my DH) who are passionate about health (my H walks daily/consistently/and almost 7 miles each day!) but me, I seem to be a yo-yo as far as exercising is concerned.. here is hoping I become better at staying consistent

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      You have pretty good examples around you Vidya. But, obviously, that is not enought inspiration and motivation for you.

  20. Having people around you that do fitness can definitely help a lot to motivate others. This is awesome post and enjoyed reading it.

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      Thanks for commenting Fransic, and I am glad that you liked the post.

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