While some people may choose to ease into retirement by spending their days enjoying a good book or with friends and family, these Zoomers have shown us that it’s never too late to take on a new adventure, pursue a new passion or learn a new skill. Some are even breaking world records, bringing new meaning to the phrase “You’re only as old as you feel.”

Rather than spend her retirement years at home, 73-year-old Wika Szmyt stays busy behind a DJ console in Warsaw, Poland, spinning tunes at the club:

93-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch was named the Guinness World Records’ oldest yoga teacher:

And check this out — 95-year-old Mary Myers bowls a 193 average, and uses bowling to get her regular exercise in:

At 88, Kimani Ng’ang’a Maruge was the oldest man to attend primary school:

Bill Ward, a 90-year-old grandfather, completed the Edgewalk at the top of the CN Tower:

Diana Nyad, 61, swam from Cuba to Key West without a shark cage:

Watch as 90-year-old gold prospector Bernie McGrath inspires his coworkers, giving a literal definition to the term “Golden Years”:

Mary Hardison, a 101-year-old great-great grandmother, set a paragliding record:

And these are just a few of many, many stories of Super Zoomers keeping active and trying new things well into retirement. Around the world, more Zoomers are proving that age really is just a number!

Sources: CBC, Zoomer Magazine

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