If you have ever worked out with a personal trainer—or if you are thinking of doing so for the first time—Training for Life is for you. An affirming narrative on the multiple benefits of working with a trainer in one’s sixties and beyond, Training for Life is confirmation that you can begin a new regimen of rigorous exercise at virtually any stage of life.
Training for Life is also a personal memoir on the author David E. Lapin’s six-year journey of camaraderie with two trainers whom he initially met at Equinox Sports Club Boston: Austin Rowe and Pete Goulet. Theirs is a story of growing friendship and mutual support, transcending the forty-plus-year age difference between Lapin—who began training at age sixty-six—and Rowe and Goulet.
Lapin deftly weaves a story that is both entertaining and inspiring. Training for Life will appeal to readers who are themselves seniors, as well as those professionals in health and fitness fields who work with them. It is also for anyone eager to learn more about the opportunities for renewed health and vigor that working out provides.