Oct 14

Pedaling Passion: All-Weather Mountain Biking Provides Fun, Fitness in your 50s

by Paula McGarvey Fitness gurus widely agree that if you pick an activity that’s fun, you are more likely to succeed at your fitness goals. Butte’s Sean Cleverly, 51, took up mountain biking in his 20s, and readily confessed that at the time, he wasn’t remotely interested in the health benefits of biking. And it’s […]

Aug 4

How Does Your Garden Grow?

by Dominic Farrenkopf for Montana 55 “All the names I know from nurse: Gardener’s garters, Shepherd’s purse, Bachelor’s buttons, Lady’s smock, And the Lady Hollyhock.” This opening stanza of Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem, “The Flowers,” speaks to the heart of flower gardeners as they lovingly care for their plants. They know them all by name […]

Aug 3

More Fun Than Anyone

by Jenny Montgomery for Montana 55 Photos by Kurt Wilson, Missoulian When she first saw it in 2011, Andria Beers’ vintage trailer was in a sorry state. Glimpsed from the road in East Missoula, it looked promising with its post-war, aircraft-style aluminum construction. But could it be brought back to life? As it turned out, […]

Aug 3

Enjoy the Ride

by Dominic Farrenkopf for Montana 55 As bike trails expand throughout Montana, so too does the number of cyclists. One of the largest growing groups of those taking to the bike are riders older than 55. Annie Creighton, of Valley Bicycles and Ski in Hamilton, said she has many clients older than 55, and that […]

Aug 3

Never Too Old

by Tom Kuglin, Independent Record Retirement for many people means kicking back and relaxing, but when John Burnside sold his Meineke Car Care Center in Helena last December, he decided to spend part of his golden years bicycling across the country. John, 75, recently completed a 2,700-mile bike ride from the Pacific to Atlantic, which […]

May 4

Yoga for Boomers

by Lori Chase “When the breath wanders, the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed, the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath.” – Hatha Yoga Pradipika While yoga is pervasive today, many from the baby boomer generation remember how it began to […]