Meet the 2022 Team

Inspiring Stories

Carolyn, 73: Adventure is Out There

Sponsored Athlete Carolyn Hartfield shares her story of transformation from city girl to outdoor enthusiast; join her on a virtual hike May 18!
Inspiring Stories

Sally, 66: Making Waves

Sponsored Athlete and competitive surfer Sally Saenger is defying stereotypes about aging and aquatics.
Senior Planet News

Keo, 85: Barbells and “Brio”

Sponsored Athlete, octogenarian, and weightlifter Keo Capestany is on a mission to prove that strength doesn't have to disappear with age.
Senior Planet News

PJ, 68: Do Your Best, and Your Best Gets Better

Sponsored Athlete Paul "PJ" Gammarano, Sr., one of the oldest hockey players in NYC, is accomplishing his goals both on and off the ice.
Senior Planet News

MsFAITH!, 62: Walking the Walk

Sponsored Athlete Evon "MsFAITH!" Bennett shares her story of walking her way to fitness....and enjoying the journey.
Senior Planet News

Introducing the 2022 Senior Planet Sponsored Athletes

Meet the newest Senior Planet Sponsored Athletes and learn their inspiring — and unique — approaches to fitness, from ice hockey to surfing.

Better Balance with Sally

Upcoming Wellness Events

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Free
Thu, July 7 EDT
9:00AM ET / 8:00AM CT / 7:00AM MT / 6:00AM PT

Balance/Strength

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Activate the joints and muscles to become limber and increase balance during this exercise class. Hosted by Senior Planet North Country
Free
Thu, July 7 EDT
10:00AM ET / 9:00AM CT / 8:00AM MT / 7:00AM PT

Morning Stretch

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Start your day with a short morning stretch
Free
Thu, July 7 EDT
12:30PM ET / 11:30AM CT / 10:30AM MT / 9:30AM PT

Chair Yoga

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Follow various cues to develop body alignment and breath awareness
Free
Thu, July 7 EDT
3:15PM ET / 2:15PM CT / 1:15PM MT / 12:15PM PT

Strength and Stability

Online

Maintain your independence by staying strong and stable!

Hula Hooping with MsFAITH!

2021 Sponsored Athletes

2021 Team – Read More

Inspiring Stories

Strength at Any Age: Sponsored Athletes 2021 Wrap-Up

The 2021 Senior Planet Sponsored Athletes share their favorite moments from the program, and leave the community with some lasting fitness advice.
Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete

Abbey: Maintaining Motivation

Sponsored Athlete Abbey shares tips on staying motivated to complete your fitness goals — throughout life's unexpected ups and downs.
Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete

Hollis: Support from Trainers and Friends

Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete Hollis shares the benefits of working with a personal trainer, and reflects on her time in the SPSA program.
Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete

Abbey: Competing Across the Globe

Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete Abbey Moon reflects on her medal-winning experience at the IPF World Powerlifting Championships in Halmstad, Sweden.

Powerlifting with Abbey

2020 Sponsored Athletes

2020 Team – Read More

Inspiring Stories

Mind, Body, and Spirit: Sponsored Athletes 2020 Wrap-Up

In a year unlike any other, the Senior Planet Sponsored Athletes took a holistic approach to wellness — putting physical and mental health to the test.
Inspiring Stories

Liliana Cortez, 76: Learning Every Day

Gardening in the Bronx? This Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete is finding creative ways to stay fit and healthy.
Inspiring Stories

David Hill, 63: Spreading His Wings

Sponsored Athlete David is embracing retirement and navigating his way through the pandemic by walking, running, and even birding.
Inspiring Stories

Joan Janek, 67: Stress Fighter

After surviving a series of stressful events, Sponsored Athlete Joan is sharing healthy tips for living life to the fullest.