Benefits of Staying Fit in Life and Retirement (Thailand)

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  1. With you all the way about fitness, as we get older it becomes more important to have a healthy diet and a regular exercise routine, I use my Apple Watch or Fitbit that tells me that Iam achieving my daily regime, your vlog is goood advice for everyone

  2. Wow the girls are really fit. You never see a woman in Philippines doing that they are to lazy for that. So nice to see the lovely dogs agian they crowing up so fast

  3. I was in pretty good shape before I came to Thailand. Use to go to the gym 3 times a week. Then I had a motorcycle accident that took 6 months to recover from. 50 push ups was no problem for me. I should try to get back to it but age is catching up to me. 66 now and hard to get back to it. Walking is my exercise now.

  4. Our local gyms are shut down due to the virus,,, and I need to get back at it again. Remember I have this young Thai lady I have to stay in shape forโ€”โ€”555. Randy and Boom. Say hi to Gift,!

  5. Great video Joe! I took up bike riding when they closed the gyms and I continued doing it after they opened gyms back up, great low impact training! Any updates on Rich’s house?


  7. Hi Joe
    Exercises whit dumbbels every other day for 2 months now.
    Is 59 years old.and my body feels much better
    Take care and have a Great time ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

  8. I admire your determination Joe! It definitely sounds easy to just sit, laze around after retirement, but youโ€™re doing the exact opposite. Good on you for staying healthy and I also enjoy intermittent fasting ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Hello Joe and Gift,Iโ€™ve met you before and yes your in good shape from lifting weights, great video and encouragement for your viewers,Joe you have knee problems, Joe on Friday morning I had total knee replacement on one knee the hospital said I set the record for tallest patient, I figured since Iโ€™m stuck Iโ€™ll take care of my knee, itโ€™s painful after surgery but I will be able to get around better, Joe you and Gift have a great day ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐ŸŒดstay healthy and hope to visit Soon ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  10. Hey Joe. Nice video. Great to see someone else addicted to exercise. Bit older than you (63) but after working out daily for the last 40 years itโ€™s a must. Bike, hikes, dumbbells, bands, yoga and stretching make me realize I donโ€™t need to go back to my gym once it reopens. So great to see you continue your routine in spite of living in a country where many people would rather sleep in!!!!! Nice to see Gift buy in as well.

  11. I love how wherever you go in Thailand they have those public workout parks…some are nicer than others but it seems like even the smallest of villages have something….sadly that would never fly here in Cali….itโ€™s a liability….lol….

  12. Greetings from your regional neighbor Vietnam. This video is right on! We have similar exercise equipment at our public parks but I use the “stair-master” in our building for my main cardio vascular. By stair-master I mean the stairwell in our 16 level building that I go up and down 4 times every day in the morning. I combine stretching with it and I can say that not only helping with being fit physically it helps keeping the mind well too. After a full round being 4 times up and down the building I eat breakfast. In the afternoon I either do swimming at our building pool or go downtown and walk about 3 miles. It is sooooo important to be active. Ps. we had that same storm a day before you. Glad it is gone now!!

  13. love your vids bro. you looked like a greek god back in the day. what a good foundation muscle wise you have. all the retirees need to see this kind of vlod. wish i could be in the same awesome complex you live in. so attractive as a place to retire.

  14. Right on Joe, good video. I am 59 years young and workout like a mad man 5 nights per week. It amazes me how many guys 10 – 20 years younger than me are in such terrible shape and have such terrible diets (processed foods and sugary drinks).
    Hey a weighted jump rope is a great option as it provides serious cardio, strength, and core training with minimal equipment needed, just your rope and a place to jump. I use several weighted ropes at my village “Flintstone Gym” up in Phetchabun province.
    Hey on another subject, I am a retired USA military member soon to be living full time up in Phetchabun. Was wondering if you had any experience using TRICARE medical in Thailand?

  15. Tq so much and I will show this video to some friends here in Tecate Mexico who are obese. I do 100 to 200 pushups each night and can do 50 at on time at 77 years of age. I was built like you in my teens and 20s but smaller in size. You are an inspiration. I also walk to a grocery store 2 miles away. Your videos are versatile and capture ones attention. Bless you and Gift.

  16. Excellent advice. I knew you were pumping and living that lifestyle by watching your videos. However seeing your competition photos with great conditioning and a decent size is more than impressive. Respect๐Ÿ’ช..well done Joe๐Ÿ™.

  17. Hi Joe & Gift. I try to stay fit, running one hour near the canal meters away my home. I run again after many years of laziness ๐Ÿ™‚ so it is difficult, but I do it until my own limits (breath, limited power muscles). The difference between my country and thailand is i have more vegetables, a requirement for me. I understand Rich…it is better when you like, keeping a minimum weekly.

  18. Great stuff! If I might add…. ๐Ÿ™ As you get older, your body can lose essential vitamins, minerals, and other elements that are critical for your body to repair itself. This can be the cause of pain, loss of brain function, sleep issues, and other maladies. I recently had a crisis that almost ended me, and the root cause was a magnesium shortage caused by two factors, my age, 66, and stress. Fortunately, I got the proper diagnosis, not from my Doctor, but an herbalist, he put me on a magnesium supplement, 400 mg a day. Within four days I was 90% better! I’m like Joe, I work out, try to eat well, but this blindsided me completely, no clue to this shortage, which my doctor tried to fix with drugs that almost ended me! Be aware of age related supplement needs.

  19. Hi Joe and Gift. Great video as usual ๐Ÿ™‚ I also work (part/free-time now) as a gym instruktor, besides my regular work. itยดs addictive to workout, when youยดve done it for most of your life, aint it? ๐Ÿ˜€ My best advice to anyone above 50y is to get down on the floor every day, bend those legs and squat until your hands reach the floor, then slowly rise up and repeat a few times.. It really helps the body not stiffening up as we get older ๐Ÿ™‚ And never use a bench when putting shoes on, bend down instead and you get a “free exercise” too ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. You want to do your cardio first thing in the morning for about 30-45 on an empty stomach. Have a glass of water to keep any stomach acid down. What this does is kick your metabolism into fat burning mode for most of the day. Try and eat 5 to 6 small meals to keep the fire burning.

  21. Glad to see everyone is well / this is a good video cause it’s true it will add yrs to your live. My diet probably something like you 80 percent is clean maybe once a wk I will have a cheat meal been doing this for yrs and staying healthy
    Lol. Rich prefers laying on the couch lol lol

  22. Great video Joe. I do intermittent fasting myself. Currently doing a 4 to 6 hour feeding window and 16 to 18 hours fasting. As for working out fasting, there is some evidence that it is a good thing for far loss. Check out Thomas DeLauer on YouTube. He has some great information.
    I couldn’t agree with you more about staying fit as you age. I just turned 59 and I do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 3 to 6 days a week. Great workout and a lot of fun.
    Stay well sir. Thank again.

  23. Hey joe you should do more videos like this one / I think overall people would like it
    Your lucky guy you’ seemed to have met a very nice person in gift / hope things stay like this long into retirement for you I always say it’s not always the outer in some one it’s the inner it’s what that person has in there heart

  24. Wow Wow Wow… somehow I figured out all this while you were an Arnie or The Rock, great looking muscles from your Mr. Universe photos! Hope one day I can achieve muscles well at least half of yours. Hehee… As always love Gift’s cute and funny character and always love both your kindness and love for all the doggies, glad to hear most of the pups were adopted. Thanks also for bringing us along on the exercising adventure, I’ve been doing brisk walking for 6-10km everyday around Phuket town and it actually helped me loss 7.6kgs after 45days now. I do not dare to run coz I’ve got high blood pressure and bad knees too, was doctor’s advised to only do brisk walking but I got the idea from one of Loucous (Ride4Kicks) older Vlog. As always looking forward to another great Vlog from you and Gift, peace love and cheers

  25. Hah Joe im’e tired watching this but at 70 years i have outlasted many friends who were fitness fanatics ,body builiders boxers, judo, trained every day and now have passed on.I just consider myself fortunate as i do smoke and drink too much, Great video as all ways as love your interaction with the dogs

  26. Eating well and staying fit & active are really important as we get (a little bit) older, as well as keeping a positive mind set. Great video Joe, nice to see the both of you enjoying your environment and time.

  27. Very true and Imporant to start taking care bevor its to late, i also ask for no white powder and sugar in meals if its possible in Thailand ;-), I used those outside gyms in Thailand aswell here i train 2 to 3 times a week plus walking 7km a day during work and heavy lifting im 62 ๐Ÿ˜‰ Take care stay save!

  28. I think the big thing is to accept that if you’ve a “big engine” – a high aerobic power output – you’ll probably need to go into an air conditioned gym. I’m 55, but I can still kick out 300 watts of aerobic power, and that’s 600 watts of heat. You just can’t usually dump that heat into the environment. The humidity and heat is too high. Even in an air conditioned gym the whole place ends up swimming in sweat. (Not all gym owners are amused!)

  29. Thats sound advice Joe , especially living in that kind of extreme heat your body sure is gonna struggle without excersise . Itโ€™s good your not like some going round eating and tipping alcohol down your neck every day . Surely your safer cycling on the blue path ? Your a much braver man than I cycling on the roads ,

  30. Heck yeah! Exercise changes the entire chemistry of our bodies. I am 59 and I exercise almost everyday. I used to lift weights mostly, but not near as much anymore. I Mostly lift light machine weights now. But, I focus more on Cardio and exercises for my core. I jog 2.5 miles every other day. One day I was thinking to myself “why Do I do this?”. The answer I came up with is “because I can”. There are many things that I can’t do anymore because of my age. Running is youthful and it makes me feel that way with much more confidence. In many ways, I feel better than I ever have. Anyway, I have been to Thailand about 10 times because I have a Thai wife who lives there and I plan on retiring this January to be with her. I hope I can meet you sometime!

  31. Hey Joe I am married to Thai wife we live near Sakhon Nakhon. Currently working in USA. I am waiting to come back when donโ€™t have to quarantine. When we get back would like to meet up with you sometime. I build a home but am also interested in buying condo in Pattaya.

  32. Thanks for an excellent and very informative video Joe and Gift. Over the last ten years since i gave up smoking and stopped playing team sports, I’ve let my weight go. Gotta get motivated to lose the Dad bad! Cheers from Australia. ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿค˜

  33. I started working out two years ago when I retired at 60. A lot of cardio & core…HIIT & LesMills type stuff . At first, I thought I would hate it and give it up but incredibly, soon reached a point where I actually looked forward to it. In many ways, I’m in better shape now than when I was 20-30 years ago….just the parts are older

  34. I am probably not alone amongst your subscribers in nearly falling off my chair (whilst stuffing my face with chocolate cake incidentally lol) when I saw those old body building photos of yours joe- that took some serious work mate!.
    You are right though you have to keep moving when you retire- a life of idleness and a poor diet will see most of us fall off our perch before our times. It gives you more energy to enjoy life as well.
    All the best!

  35. I was introduced International Fitness Center back in the 80’s as a teenager… I’m 54 now and still working out, listening to old school music and eating Thai food… I was luck enough to meet my Thai wife in High School in the USA…
    Nothing wrong with staying fit and happy….

  36. It is really awesome they have the gym equipment outside they should have it in my country … I am starting tomorrow fitness at the gym …have to loss some weight …you are an inspiration thx ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

  37. Great video and you walk the talk clearly evident with you bodybuilding comp photos. Do you currently use protein powders and other supplements such as glutamine and creatine and how easy/difficult is it to find in Thailand ?

  38. I believe that you must have some kind of routine in your day and , especially when you retire , when I am in Thailand I workout in the morning , then I have a breakfast that fuels me up for the day , then I eat very lightly until the last evening meal , and what I love about Thailand is because it is so hot , just my walking everywhere helps burn enough calories every day in which my weight stays the same , and i still get to enjoy all of the amazing thai food that I love , without worrying about putting on weight . Eating so much fish, chicken and rice , with vegetables gives me all of the protein, carbs and fats that I need in my balanced diet and , certainly help me to grow muscle mass while staying reasonably lean all year round .

  39. Hey Joe… good one. Iโ€™m in between workouts myself and you are moving me (mentally) in the right direction. Iโ€™ve always said that if you want to feel good, look good, and maintain good health… you have to do just two(2) things consistently …1) eat well and 2) exercise. Thatโ€™s it. AND, when we do these 2 things we can pretty much eat what we want once we get in shape. Remember though… if you let up on one (exercise/eating well) you better make sure you keep doing the other one…. to help maintain until you can get back on track. SO .. thanks are inspiring for sure…. and just one question.. Do you always wear you hat when you work out? :-))

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