Defiant Aging: Hilda's Remarkable Journey

By LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic

In a world where many believe that age limits our capabilities, LIVE WELL member Hilda Buvyer is living proof that age is just a number. She and her fellow D-Fyance Dragon Boat team members are rewriting the rules of aging and showing others what it means to live life to the fullest. Hilda’s story exemplifies how staying fit and healthy as we age can open doors to new adventures and great accomplishments.

We have had the privilege of working with Hilda on her health and fitness over the past year. Outside of the clinic, Hilda is putting her training to good use. She is part of a remarkable dragonboat team composed of 20+ vibrant women with an average age of 74. The group, founded six years ago by their indomitable captain Ruth, has defied conventional wisdom by competing at a national level, and the results have been nothing short of extraordinary. Last year marked a historic moment for the team as Dragon Boat Canada finally allowed their age group to compete at Nationals. With hearts full of determination and paddles in hand, they aimed for the gold medal, which they achieved – becoming first in Canada and the world!

But their journey didn’t stop there. This year, at Nationals in Welland, Ontario, they proudly brought home the silver medal, securing their position as the second-best team in Canada. Next year, they aspire to represent Canada at Club Crew in Italy, showcasing the power of perseverance and the joy of sports at any age.

Hilda’s journey reminds us that it’s never too late to get fit, become an athlete, and live our dreams. Age should never be a barrier to pursuing passions and achieving greatness. It’s about taking that first step, paddling against the current, and never looking back.

We want you to know that at LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic, we are here to support you in your wellness journey, whether achieving your fitness goals, improving your health, or pursuing your passions outside our doors. We believe that a healthy body and a determined spirit can accomplish incredible feats, just like Hilda and her remarkable dragon boat team. If you want to get fitter and healthier so you can live your life to the fullest, reach out to us to book your free exercise session. Come and see how LIVE WELL’s support, accountability and expertise can make the all difference.

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