Standup paddle boarding is quickly becoming one of the hottest things around, and as you’ll see, whether you’re 14 or 74, it’s an activity that gives you a full-body workout without ever setting foot in a gym.
We had to know what's SUP after receiving an email that read, "At 46 years old, I too...
He Has No Legs But Still Stands Tall
Just a few years ago, Roderick Sewell was a homeless teenager with no legs who was failing school.
Today, he’s a world-class athlete, he's the first in his family to graduate college and he just made history, becoming the first above-the-knee double amputee to complete a Ironman, the 140-mile tr...
Celebrating 50 Years of Skydiving History
On August 16, 1960, Air Force Capt. Joe Kittinger rode a helium balloon to 102,800 feet — the very edge of space — and jumped. Fifty years later, to commemorate man’s longest leap, Kittinger became the first inductee into the National Skydiving Museum Hall of Fame.
Staying in the Race: Joan Benoit Samuelson
Joan Benoit Samuelson may be the most inspiring female distance runner ever. In 1984 she won gold in the first Women’s Marathon ever held at the Olympics. At the age of 61, she completed the Boston Marathon within 30 minutes of her very first time, exactly forty years ago. Joan shares with Growin...
The Jersey Boys: Walking on Water
“The Jersey Boys,” as they call themselves, say they’re powered by passion — and a love of walking on water. This group of barefoot water skiiers includes a retired medical oncologist, family physician, railroad worker and master plumber, ranging in age from mid-50s to late-70s. Their backgrounds...
Sliding the Slopes: All disABILITIES Welcome
For 25 years, the National Ability Center in Park City, Utah, has shown people who either believe or have been told that they CAN’T do something that they CAN. The program helps people with disabilities and other challenges get back in the game through a variety of athletic endeavors.
Julia "Hurricane" Hawkins
Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins is a world record-setting centenarian who’s on a mission to help you start Growing Bolder. We hit the track with America’s sweetheart and get her tips for active longevity.
A Mom Who Walks on Water
As a teen, Karen Putz lost her hearing while barefoot water skiing. More than 25 years passed, but her desire to get back on her feet kept burning within. So she decided to listen to her heart and pursue her passion.
Janice Lennard: Go With the Flow
Janice Lennard is the poster child for the benefits of staying active as we age. She has been involved with ballet, yoga and Pilates for more than 65 years.
Now in her 70s, she teaches yoga classes at Rancho Mirage in California, and now, thanks to a new series of DVDs, she is inspiring men and ...
Life In The Fast Lane
Charlotte Sanddal embodies the keys to active longevity. The 94-year-old has a strong intergenerational social group, lives an active and adventurous life, loves to travel, volunteers and refuses to let health setbacks keep her on the couch.
Relentless Forward Progress
Jeremy Jungling was a newlywed, running coach and in the best shape of his life. When he learned he had colon cancer, he was stunned. See how the experience has changed him and why he's no longer waiting until "I'm older" to chase his dreams.
Meet the Tennis Ladies
Think you're too old to stay active? Think again. Meet a group of women in their 70s, 80s and 90s who get together regularly for lively tennis matches. Once you see them in action and experience their passion for life, you'll rethink what's possible in your own life.
Run for Your Life
From mud runs to color runs to yes, even zombie runs that do, in fact, urge you to run for your life, there’s no doubt that running is more popular than ever. One of the fastest growing groups of people participating in events of all distances are those 40 and older.
It’s incredibly fun to play and amazingly boring to watch UNLESS you watch from underwater. Come along as the grandmaster of strange introduces us to the strange sport of underwater hockey.
Find out why Dr. Lucky Meisenheimer, the world-record-holding dermatologist, yo-yo collector, zombie autho...
The Most Incredible Comeback in Olympic History
Just six days before the 1960 U.S. swimming Olympic trials, one of the favorites to win gold in Rome underwent an emergency appendectomy. Doctors said his Olympic dreams were over. They didn't know Jeff Farrell.
"I Have No Age"
He's one of the best barefoot water skiers in history, but Zenon Bilas wasn't sure whether he could make a comeback after more than a dozen years off the water. Come along as Growing Bolder puts the 50-year-old to the test.
The Free Throw King
Andy McGuffin is the best there is. Mr. Automatic. The Free Throw King once made 400 in a row. Bill Shafer goes one-on-one with Andy to learn the secrets to his success.