When our co-founder Fred Bartlit, was in his 60s, he noticed that all of his friends stopped skiing with him.
Meanwhile, Fred continued to not only ski, but also to lift weights, play golf, swim and run. Everyone his age seemed to slow down, but Fred felt stronger and better than ever. And he set out to find out why.
Many medical professionals told Fred that muscle deterioration was simply a natural part of the ageing process. But he refused to accept that answer. If that were the case, then why did he feel so great?
Fred soon discovered the importance of building muscle and how doing so can help people to live longer—and most importantly, healthier—lives.
Shortly after, Fred met Steven, who was recovering from cancer and valley fever fungal pneumonia. In 2012, Steven was rushed to the hospital, where he ended up having cardiac bypass surgery.
Just three months after surgery, Steven returned to the gym, ignoring his doctor’s advice to not do anything more strenuous than walking. And as a result, his health drastically improved.
Today, Fred, 88 years old, and Steven, 69 years old, both feel strong, healthy and even better than they did in their 20s. All thanks to the StrongPath method.
Fred and Steven created StrongPath to help at-risk patients fight chronic disease and live longer, happier, disease-free lives.