I hit 50 and was amazed at how extra weight, no energy, lousy outlook had creeped up on me. And then I was assigned to work with college students?! One of them said to me after Mass one day, "Father... you've really packed it on the past few years... we need you around." I resolved to do something -- not out of any sense of vanity, but out of a desire to be "a good steward," as we say in Church life, of what God's given me. The thing, I despaired that it'd be worth it given my age and all. A mutual friend introduced me to JoeyB and Optimal AZ... still with him and never looked back! He dispelled any negativity, was patient, encouraging... and thoroughly exacting! That was almost 4 years, fifty pounds and however-many-inches ago... I've learned skills to maintain core strength, prevent injury and strain, nutritional tips... and I've never forgotten Joey's words: "You'll thank me when you're 80."