"Love what you do, with no limitations!" is 83-year-old Phyllis Sues' mantra. Sues was a dancer as a young woman, but at the age of 83 she picked up yoga and the tango (her dance partner, Felix Chavez, is 79). Oh, and she also dabbled in trapeze in her 80's, though she's since given that up.
Gymnastics is a sport that requires athletes to be in top physical condition. To compete against her peers, a female gymnast must have muscle strength, agility, flexibility, coordination and balance. Not only must she train until she has her routines down by heart, a female gymnast's workout should include rigorous strength-training exercises aimed at strengthening her upper and lower body as well as her core.