FITNESS THROUGH THE AGES Aching joints? Hit the pool. EXERCISE FOR EVERYONE Get fit and avoid injury, no matter your age or circumstances 20 W IN TER 2017 Regardless of age, the key is building a fitness plan that makes sense for you as an individual. Forget everybody else. "We can't train the way we used to, and we can't train the way our neighbor does," Dobrosielski says. But when you work at a reasonable pace and progressively build on your fitness, you'll feel (and see) the results. Here's a look at how to approach fitness at different stages of life. PHOTO BY GETTY/ WESTEND61 You know you should exercise. "But I'm too old to start something now," you tell yourself. Nope. You're not. "It's never too late," says Cris Dobrosielski, a spokesman for the American Council on Exercise and author of Going the Distance: The Three Essential Elements of Optimal Lifelong Fitness and Injury Prevention.