Gyms for Older Exercisers

Move on from the budget gyms, and step to a higher-level health club.

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Working out next to sculpted young athletes wearing compression gear can be intimidating. To feel more comfortable in your own Spandex, find a gym frequented by your age group. People ages 35 and older make up the vast majority of health club members, but some gyms attract mostly people 40 and older, and a few target older athletes.

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Rivan V. Stinson
Ex-staff writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Rivan joined Kiplinger on Leap Day 2016 as a reporter for Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine. A Michigan native, she graduated from the University of Michigan in 2014 and from there freelanced as a local copy editor and proofreader, and served as a research assistant to a local Detroit journalist. Her work has been featured in the Ann Arbor Observer and Sage Business Researcher. She is currently assistant editor, personal finance at The Washington Post.