Age: 73

Member Since: 2017

Goals (achieved and striving for): 

Do martial arts for as many years as possible, 300 squats (done), 100 push ups (79 now), 15 pull ups (11), 200 hours a year of cardio (181 last year). Or more.


Hobbies: Hiking, backpacking, skiing, biking, reading.

Food: Vegan

Exercise: Walking and hiking

Book: Enlightenment Now by Stephen Pinker

Place to visit: Glacier National Park

Ice cream flavor: Strawberry gelato!

Holiday: MLK

What do you consider to be your biggest accomplishments since joining? 

I have gotten stronger, and I have lost weight. I have become more disciplined about my exercise, putting in 8 hours a week now.

I came here because of a heart attack on a mountain top in New Hampshire in March of 2017. with your help, I don’t think I need to worry about that any more.

What’s something in the fitness world that you have changed your mind about?

I previously focused weight exercise on body weight only, but now I realize there is improvement to be had from working with heavier weights.

How do you motivate others?

Encourage them to reach beyond what they think they can achieve, and applaud when they exceed their expectations.

Who has inspired you in your life and why?

I admire people who think clearly and carefully, and who use real information, not anecdotes, to make thoughtful decisions.

How do you evaluate success?

Set specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, time-bound goals, and identify a clear path to get there.

How has joining Coastal changed your life? 

It gets me out of bed at 5 AM!

Motto/Mantra/Quote: Oh, there are many.

The trick is what one emphasizes.

We either make ourselves miserable

Or we make ourselves strong.

The amount of work is the same.

Carlos Castenada

If the going is tough and the pressure is on; if reserves of strength have been drained and the summit is still not in sight; then the quality to see in a person is neither great strength nor quickness of hand, but rather a resolute mind firmly set on its purpose that refuses to let its body slacken or rest.

Sir Edmund Hillary

But lest we get too serious,

“I think,” said Christopher Robin, “that we ought to eat all our provisions now, so we won’t have so much to carry.”

A. A. Milne


I am impressed by the professional staff. They work to keep the program interesting and ever-changing. Never a boring moment! They pay attention to us. And they also manage the program so that each one of us are neither under-challenged, nor over-challenged.