Dr Charles Eugster is a retired dentist, dubbed “The World’s Fittest Old Age Pensioner” and he has certainly earned his
Eugster now lives in Switzerland, where he spends his days working out. He took up exercise at the age of 85 – “I looked in the mirror one morning,” he says, simply, “and I didn’t like what I saw.” Since then, Eugster has won more than 100 fitness trophies – and not just for triumphing in specialist older categories. Now at 95 years of age he has announced his toughest fitness test to date:
Competing in three world-class challenges in three disciplines (rowing, athletics and fitness) in just three months. He will be the first person to enter all three competitions – called the Triple Crown – and he’s aiming to win them all. The 95-year-old, who is a competitive oarsman and bodybuilder added
another accolade to his already impressive list of achievements in March 2015 when he set a new age group World Record in the indoor 200m sprint.
Charles Eugster’s book, 97 and Loving It, is a lifestyle book peppered with memoir. Charles Eugster shows how to help and encourage the reader to live an active life, both
physically and mentally after a certain age . Charles is a fantastic character and this book is testament to that, as well as giving good, interesting advice on how to achieve old age with a positive lifestyle.
The book reads easily and accessibly and gives advice on diet, exercise with the aid of Charles’ personal trainer. It is written with humour and is a joy to read.
97 and Loving It gives a great uplifting message which can give hope and light to everybody if they want to take up some of his advice.
AGE IS JUST A NUMBER – buy here
Retired dental surgeon Charles Eugster rekindled a love of competitive rowing he’d neglected for most of his adult life at the age of 63. He took up bodybuilding at the age of 87. And at the age of 95 he started sprinting for the first time in his life, becoming World Champion at 200m indoor and 400m outdoor. He is a world record holder for his age group in a number of sports, and has 40 Gold Medals for World Masters Rowing.
In this book, Charles shares his journey and his passionate belief that growing older needn’t slow you down. He shows his readers how taking on new challenges, learning new things, and improving your body as it ages is not only fun, but rewarding for the individual, and beneficial to society.
Publication Date: 26 January 2017