Don

compets in a bodybuilding competitions at age 64

“Don Ohmes, a mild-mannered accountant, had a fitness vision. He decided at age 64 that he wanted to compete in body building.”

“Not everybody has a personal fitness trainer. The reason Don had one is that for several years he has competed in the Senior Olympics as a track sprinter. His trainer is Nicole Dudas, who works at Emerge Fitness in St. Peters. She didn’t bat an eye when Don told her of his new goal. She had trained other body builders. But Don was her oldest. Dudas put Don on a strict diet. For four months he gave up two loves: beer and candy. He did most of his lifting at Gold’s Gym on Highway K in O’Fallon. -Steve Pokin: STL Today

“In his free time he learned karate and at age 64 became a bodybuilder, winning second place in the master’s division in his first competition. Since age 50, he has competed each year in track and field events in the Senior Olympics, and in 2013 won third place nationally in the 50 meter event.” – Lori Rose, Brand Ave. Studios Content Contributor: STL Today