I'm turning 35 today, and I lost about 100lbs 6 years ago, because I lost my dad to a heart attack at 74. 74 isn't 34, but still.
So, if you guys are really looking for a place to start -
and go to workout videos.
If you have lower back/hip/sciatica problems -
You're welcome, fatties!
Depending on the weather I hope to get out there tonight and hopefully get comfortable with moving my feet slightly while the board is in motion so I can fit both feet on sideways. I've been skating at my workplace (school campus) because the pavement at the park near my house is super rough so it's hard to get speed and stability. There's patches where it's better at my job.
A great reddit sub that has people of a wide variety of ages on it is r/newskaters - it's what convinced me to finally give skating a go - I've always wanted to do it since I was a kid but never had the chance.
I've never stepped foot in a gym. I bought a thick, oversized yoga mat, some free weights, and some cross training shoes that I use only in the apartment. I recommend starting at the bottom, just body weight stuff to get moving and activated. Then keep going. I went from barely being able to do jumping jacks for 60 seconds, to doing 90 min, 1200 calorie workouts.
2016 GTI S 6MT 2door