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March 4th, 2011
04:00 PM ET

6-pack member Nina says age is nothing but a number

In the 2011 Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge, six viewers are participating in a six-month training program. They are preparing to compete alongside Dr. Sanjay Gupta on August 7 in the Nautica New York City Triathlon.

As the 6-pack continue their training in preparation for the triathlon, their milestones have been captured by CNN's cameras. Nina Lovel has always been a recreational swimmer but she hadn't received any formal swim training since college. Watch as she takes her first swim lesson in preparation for the 1,500 meter swim in the Hudson River on race day.


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  1. Donna

    check this out.

    March 5, 2011 at 13:05 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. greatluv

    Why ?

    March 6, 2011 at 03:15 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. rennane

    I disagree , people get old then die.

    March 7, 2011 at 12:11 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. FredD

    If age is nothing but a number, why aren't there any 200-year-old people walking around?

    March 7, 2011 at 16:55 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. dubai.portland

    Age really is just a number. I met a 67 year old woman in my Kettlebell class last week that completly put me to shame. I just started Kettlebell training because I heard it is the ultimate full body workout that get's results quickly. lots of hollywood types train with kettlebells when they need to get in shape quickly for a part. Anyway, this woman had only trained for about 8 months and she didn't look a day over 50 – she was simply glowing. she probably eats well, but she seemed to think that Kettlebells changed here life and I'm ready for it to change mine. We have a local kettlebell gym here in Portland called Skogg System and I believe they just released a DVD which is apparently very close the class experience.

    let me know how it works for you if anyone gives it a try – I'm seeing results already after only 3 weeks.

    March 8, 2011 at 11:56 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. ironmancraig

    "Age" is certainly part number, but also part genetics, and part health. Look at a 50 year-old who does not exercise, smokes, and drinks, then look at their identical twin who does not smoke nor drink and exercise at least 1 hour per day and there will be a drastic difference. All of us quite a large degree of control over our "age". I expect this to increase as we learn more and more about which foods have more direct control over our genes, etc. In the meantime, vary your exercise (kettle is great, but please also do cardio and weights and stretch with yoga/pilates; swimming is the BEST all-around exercise as it also requires breathing control and enhances how much oxygen your blood can carry). After 3 weeks of any exercise program you should definitely notice good results!

    March 15, 2011 at 06:28 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Francis Villaflor

    I precisely had to thank you so much yet again.

    September 8, 2011 at 08:02 | Report abuse | Reply

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