Kicking Sand in One's Face . . .

by Nino Baldino
(Long Island, New York)

Nino at 69

Nino at 69

I was coming home one night from a movie and saw a local high school football champ and his friend up ahead. I jogged up to them and soon the friend of the 'hero' started pushing me around, calling me names, etc. I was 13 and these guys were seniors. I ran home, shaking … opened up my comic magazine to the page about exercise, Charles Atlas and George Jowett. I took my measurements, started training, and have been doing it ever since that night — over 60 years ago!

I train every day, from 45 min to 1.5 hrs… have a home gym … use free weights and cables … and feel terrific! I have recently been a trainer at the local senior center where they have a well equipped fitness room. I eat what I like but never after 5 p.m. … have a touch of vino … I’m a daddy of seven and granddad of eleven.

I am in heavy training for next year. Next year is always my motivation. The bully that allowed his friend to mug me was honored at a sports affair a few years back. I was going to tell him off, but he looked like a skinny ole goat in his wheelchair, and I just shrugged it off. I really wanted to belt him though! It’s all self-discipline and pride.

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Mar 30, 2015
by: xan

Wow… This is incredible. It was hard for me to digest the fact that this guy is actually a 70 old one. Just look at the shape of his muscles, it is incredible. We can’t point about the tone of the body, as skin tends to sag in this age.

Mar 23, 2015
by: lil

I am 48 and I still have a great shape. I work out just 20 minutes a day and jog for an hour. This has helped me keep my heart healthy, my body is light, and I feel great. Running is always the best exercise.

May 03, 2010
Great Story!
by: Anonymous

Great story Nino! I too remember those Charles Atlas ads back around the mid 50s or so (I'm 68) You never know when a negative experience will turn into a positive one. I understand why you wanted to tell that bully off but I'm thinking it would have been better if you thanked him for making such a positive influence in your life. Especially since he was such a wasted away nothing. Nice going for not ripping him a new one though. LOL Keep up the good work! I too exercise just about every day and love it.
Dale Miller
Temple City, Ca

Sep 06, 2009
Way to Go Nino
by: Anonymous


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