As the first retirement community in the nation to offer both a 12- and 20-week older adult triathlon training program, Still Hopes pioneered the vision of giving those on all fitness levels over 55 years of age the opportunity to call themselves a triathlete.
A triathlon is an endurance race that involves swimming, biking, and running (in that order) in a continual fashion without stopping. Though races can be of varying lengths, our triathlon training program is designed for a sprint triathlon consisting of 350+ meter swim, 13-mile bike, and a 5k (3.1 mile) run.
In the innovative program that Still Hopes created, participants in our 20-week training program should be able to walk at a brisk pace for at least 20 minutes without stopping. For the 12-week program, participants should be relatively fit and proficient in at least one of the three triathlon sports (swimming, biking, or jogging/running) and can exercise at a moderate to vigorous pace for at least 45 minutes without stopping.
In 2015 Still Hopes was awarded the Innovation of the Year by the national LeadingAge organization for this revolutionary approach to senior fitness!