Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Call for Entries: Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete 2023!

Could you be the next Senior Planet Sponsored Athlete? Read about this exciting opportunity to share your fitness lifestyle!

Saturday, April 30, 2022

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!

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Sally, 66: Making Waves

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

Saturday, April 2, 2022

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.

Saturday, March 26, 2022

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.

Saturday, March 5, 2022

MsFAITH!, 62: Walking the Walk

Sponsored Athlete Evon “MsFAITH!” Bennett shares her story of walking her way to fitness….and enjoying the journey.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

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.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Abbey: Maintaining Motivation

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

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

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.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

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.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Hollis: Getting Better All the Time

Sponsored Athlete Hollis Wagenstein-Hurturk reflects on the changing nature of exercise fads and “self-care” and how group classes can keep you motivated and moving!

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Mark: Six Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle

We all want to be healthy, but lifestyle changes aren’t always easy. Sponsored Athlete Mark Newton is here to help!

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Hollis: The “Right Stuff” for Accessible, Affordable Exercise

Sponsored Athlete Hollis Wagenstein-Hurturk shares inspiration and recommendations on the best fitness products for adaptive exercise.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Checking In With the 2021 Senior Planet Sponsored Athletes

See what our five athletes have been up to, and join them live on Zoom for sessions on weightlifting, adaptive exercise, and more!