What Workouts Do the Fittest Seniors in the World Do?

Written By: Todd Kuslikis
October 03, 2011

These 12 Super Seniors obliterate all beliefs that you can’t stay super fit at a super age.

It has always been inspiring to me to see elderly people that are in phenomenal shape. When I was going to school at Western Michigan University I would workout in the Recreation Center. In the morning there was an older gentleman that went through his workout routine. I especially noticed him however in the locker room when he took his shirt off. My eyes almost bugged out of my head. This dude was ripped. Not like a Arnold Body Building style but he was cut to the max. It would have made any guy in that gym jealous. He definitely left an impression on me. Even though I never talked to him he inspired me.

We can use people like that to inspire us to achieve what most think is impossible. The body doesn’t have to get decrepit and ugly as it ages. With dedication and focus you can have an incredible physique at any age. I thought it would be fun to create a collection of Super Seniors. This term is used to describe elderly people that are in incredible shape, doing workouts that most 20 year olds can’t do. Check out this list. And prepare to be amazed!

Fittest Seniors In The World

Dr. Bob Delmonteque, N.D. – Triathlon Competing

Dr. Bob Delmonteque is a senior fitness consultant that has had a lifelong passion for fitness. His pictures on the website show that he looks better at 80 than at 17 and 67 years old. He has trained hollywood greats such as John Wayne, Errol Flynn, Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable and Matt Dillon. He is truly an inspiration to us all.
Image Credit: johnfenzel.typepad.com

Age: 84 years old

Website: https://www.bobdelmonteque.com/

Workout: Bob is an avid triathlon competitor. This means running, bicycling, and swimming. Bob can run marathons, cycle 120 miles and bench press 250 lbs.

Don Wildman – Circuit Training

Don has the body of a U.S. Marine and runs a circuit (simply known as “the Circuit”) that makes most men projectile vomit. The circuit is a grueling 3,000 repetition workout that incorporates pull-ups, pushups, and many other exercises. He is 75 years old and is chiseled. Wildman is a world-class athlete and competes in Ironman, raced in the Race Across America cycling race (3,000 miles) and many others.
Photo Credit: esquire.com

Age: 75 years old

Vitamins: He takes about 14 different vitamins a day including calcium, vitamin C, B complex, CoQ-10 and hyaluronic acid

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Website: This isn’t his website but it is truly inspiring reading about this guy: https://www.esquire.com/features/don-wildman-0508

Gladys Burrill – Running

Resident of Hawaii named “Gladyator” Gladys Burill is an charming 92 year old that races in marathons. Before she turned 86 she focused on mountain climbing, hiking in the desert, and horseback riding. She was then inspiring to take up marathon running and in Hawaii, Dec 12th, broke a Guinass World Record for oldest person to run a marathon with a time of 9 hours and 53 minutes. Her greatest advice is to think positive.
Photo Credit: au.sports.yahoo.com

Frances Woofenden – Waterskiing

Frances is an 84-year-old water skier that has a passion for life. She did a commercial with Flexcin (water skiing company) and subsequently received huge popularity.

Age: 84


Ernestine Shepherd (Female Bodybuilder) – Bodybuilding

Ernestine is a 73 year old professional body builder. I am really impressed by her. Check her out on this YouTube video.

Age: 73

Dr. Charles Eugster – Oaring

Proclaimed as the Worlds Oldest Competitive Oarsman and Bodybuilder. He was previously a dentist and publisher but later became a “personality” and was hired by INJOY fitness clubs to help promote the brand and importance of exercising in old age.

Age: 92

Website: https://www.charleseugster.net/

Bette Calman – Yoga

One of Australia’s Oldest Yoga Instructors. Bette is a spry young woman that has tremendous flexibility after practicing Yoga for much of her life. This one you have to see to believe!

Age: 83


Over 100 Year Old Spot Light

Jaring Timmerman – Swimming

World record holder for the fastest person over 100 to swim the 100 meters.
Photo Credit: e-portage.us

Age: Jaring is 102 years old.

Philip “Flying Phil” Rabinowitz – Sprinting

Guinness Book of World Record holder as the fastest 100-year-old to ever run the 100 meters. His time was 30.86 seconds. As a comparison, the world record for mens time for the 100 meter dash was set by Usain Bolt at 9.58 seconds.
Image Credit: news.sky.com

Age: 104

90 Year Old Spot Light

Moe Carson – Personal Training

90 year old fitness trainer who encourages everyone to exercise at least 1 hour a day. His philosophy is right on when he says, “I think that movement is what keeps us alive.”

Age: 90

Marjorie Coppock – Group Exercise

Marjorie has run exercise classes for over 60 years and is one of the most super fit 90 year olds alive.

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Age: 90

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