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The World’s Fittest OAP: Charles Eugster (UK) – resident in Zurich, Switzerland

By - February 11, 2013
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Charles Eugster is an Incredible man, and 2013 is set to be the most challenging year of his life.

At the grand age of 93 he is attempting to do something that no-one has done before; he will be competing at the World Masters Rowing Regatta in September at Varese, Italy, the World Masters Athletics Championships in October at Porto Alegre, Brazil (never competed at before- 50m freestyle swimming, 100m sprint, shot put and discus) and the European Strenflex Championships in November at Basel, Switzerland.

Resident in Uitikon, Switzerland he was born in London on 26th July 1919.

Following what we expect may have been a series of epiphany moments in his later life, at 87 Charles discovered that he was over-weight at 77 kilos so decided to join a bodybuilding club and hire a previous “Mr Universe” as a coach. He lost 12 kilos in 12 months. With his coach they continuously experiment with different training regimes, diet and natural food supplements. There is little or no information on training methods, diet or even parameters for the healthy aged above 70 and so his coach and his wider team are exploring an unknown field.

Within the space of 4 years his body, in spite of advanced age, at 93 has been completely rebuilt. His aim now is to change the world; and to have a beach body at 94. And if you go by the enthusiasm and energy he conveyed whilst we filmed with him in the video above, we have a great feeling that he will achieve his many goals and challenges.

“Exercising is like brushing your teeth or washing,” he explains.

“If you don’t do those things, something nasty happens. Staying fit at 60-plus is vital for quality of life,” says the British expat.

In 2013 Charles has set himself many goals and challenges which we are supporting. Regardless of the resuts from his training, he is an inspiration to everyone… and some may even go as far as describing him as a legend!

“I want to change the world!” he says with the sparkle and glint in the eyes of a man much younger both in fitness and spirit.

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