By Caprice Coleman
This is the conclusion of “The Fountain of Youth” series.
Fitness is probably the easiest part of the fountain of youth. I say that because you can do everything we discussed previously and still be an even better version of yourself through fitness. To me, the fountain of youth is another way of saying the best version of you.
When it comes to fitness, there are questions you can only answer by trying. There are fitness levels and you have to find out where you fit in. Inactive, active, and very active are the basics. Only you can tell you where you are.
Your fitness level could start at walking; then going to a walk-jog; then to jogging for distance or time. It’s finding out where you are and testing the limits.
I’m always impressed when I see pictures of bodybuilders in their 70s who look similar to the way they did when they were in their 20s. This is all because of consistency. Once you find “you,” maintaining you is easier.
Finding you is about accepting what body type you are and making the best of it. I see very skinny people want to become Schwarzenegger-like, but they may be built to be a Bruce Lee-body type.
It is possible to get that Schwarzenegger body if you can afford it and continue the upkeep. There is a body shape for you that works and would be less expensive to keep up if you just owned and accepted it.
To sum it all up, the fountain of youth is finding the best version of you. For me, it’s through spirituality, health, and fitness. You deserve to be the best you. Others around you would benefit from it and you'd benefit from it most.
Just something to think about. I call it a dose of Colemanism.
Caprice Coleman is ROH’s color analyst and has been wrestling for more than 20 years. He also is an ordained minister and motivational speaker. A Dose of Colemanism appears every Thursday.