Today at 80 I am in better overall shape than most men my age…although most men my age are dead (2016)

12.01.2016
Today at 80 I am in better overall shape than most men my age…although most men my age are dead (2016)

Valery Prosvirov & his son, Dmitry Prosvirov will keep me alive, younger and healthier than any medicine I know of.  I first met them when I was 78 with the firm belief that  the best exercise for someone my age was changing channels on my tv.  My posture was terrible, my balance was pathetic and my flexibility was only good in the hand I used for the remote channel changer.

Martial Arts training?  Kung Fu technique? Ancient Chinese breathing exercises?  Weights?  Falling down and getting up exercises?  I had started to fall down without any training before so who needed it. 

Surely you jest!

Yet they were so confident of the value of all of this in every person’s life that they said my first lesson could be “free”.  So who could resist that magic word?  And that is how it began for me.

Today at 80 I am in better overall shape than most men my age…although most men my age are dead.

Valery is a Grand Master at this and it shows in his professionalism with his students. His son, “Dima” is an award winning instructor who lives by his father’s standard that pain and then more pain are the best things for you.  Not real scream out loud pain but rather the pain of stretching to another unimagined level, past your thought that you cannot do that and way past your considerations that bed is a better place to be than at their school.  Take the leap of faith and take their classes.  There is a reason they have their schools all over the world.  They are the gold standard.  You too could be a hot 80 year old.

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