Tim Minnick at 76 is the oldest fitness instructor in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. His story, an example for everyone

When a few years ago, Tim Minnick he showed up at Gold’s Gym in Austin, Texas (USA) for a fitness instructor interview he was a little nervous. He had all the certifications required by the announcement and enthusiasm to sell. But other famous gyms had already turned it down. And that’s because he was … 73 years old.

Tim Minnick: The oldest fitness instructor in the world

And instead in the end Tim made it and today, 76 years old, he is the oldest fitness instructor in the world. Last year he was certified by the Guinness Book of Records, which also recognized him as the oldest Personal trainer, since in the meantime he has also taken home this specialization. His story has begun to travel around the world, further proof – if ever it were needed – that wanting is power, even at the age of 80.

Today Minnick teaches group classes, with a special eye on Gold’s Gym members over 50, who represent 20% of the gym’s customers. But he is able to train anyone, since he has from his experience and wisdom. Interviewed some time ago, he explained that this job gave him a new life purpose after his wife passed away. That he likes to interact with others and keep in training and he does it almost every day. But what the greatest joy, at 76, comes from knowing that he is still able to help others.

Tim Minnick: fitness as a second life

The surprising thing is that Minnick was not born a fitness instructor. That wasn’t his life’s work, as it turns out from his Facebook page. “I grew up in San Antonio, Texas,” he writes in the bio destined for social media. “I love baseball. I’ve always been athletic and played baseball all through high school and college. I studied economics at university. After graduation, I started working in the insurance industry. I did a successful career in the banking sector and years ago I started my insurance business… Now I hold the Guinness Book of Records title as the oldest fitness instructor in the world with the most certifications ”.