Welcome to Rock the Ages

Thanks for taking a look at Rock the Ages in Tucson, Arizona, where membership is free to everyone. If you don’t live in/around Tucson, you are welcome to join, but our activities calendar is all Tucson. 

Rock the Ages (RTA) is a free web-based social network especially for those 50 years old and older, who are ready to commit to taking great care of their bodies for the rest of their long strong lives. No, you don’t have to be 50! This is good for everyone.

RTA is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and Tucson Medical Center. We have them to thank for this website…and the fact that you can buy RTA “stuff” at cost. 

It’s all about fitness, responsible eating and connecting with others. RTA is not for the timid, but for those who are ready to work every day, forever, to make life better than you ever hoped…and you cannot do it in isolation. Prefer to be alone? Then RTA may not be for you.

Think of it as your new job. If you are ready to go to “work” every day (joyfully), excel at your work, and be accountable for your goals, then RTA is for you. 

We urge you to read this book, “Younger Next Year”, by Chris Crowley and Henry Lodge, M.D. Buy it today! The book inspired us and it will surely inspire you. If you don’t read it, you might not really “get it”. So, there you go. Please click here and buy the book. Or we usually have books available at Meet Me at Maynards and Meet Me at La Encantada for $10. Please bring correct change.

You will not find this to be a high-tech website. RTA is not about technology. The site will grow as we do. Our members will build the site with us, through participation. Speaking of participation, send us a great photo of you doing something active. We will add your photo to the site. 🙂

First…keep in mind what “Younger Next Year” tells us: See your doctor, perhaps for your yearly physical, to make sure that you’re in good enough condition to begin a serious six-day-a-week exercise regimen.  Rule out the possibility that you have a condition that you’re not aware of that could become a serious threat when embarking on a new exercise program. Then let’s get started!

  • Commit

  • Be accountable…keep your personal RTA online journal…then keep score to keep yourself accountable

  • Share your planned activities with others…maybe someone will join you
  • Find an active club to join 
  • Support someone 
  • Share recipes

  • Read/post articles on health and fitness

There are several things you need to know to get started. But first decide to have fun with this, and with us. 

  1. Read the book…are you starting to believe we mean it? You can register first though. Fill out only what you know in your profile. You can always change it.

  2. Take the quiz…If you don’t pass it, take it again after you read the book. 🙂 When you have 100% you will earn a “rock”.

  3. Make your personal commitment! 

    Participate fully…if you’re ready, click hereAll features of RTA will be available to you after you complete your profile and make your commitment…don’t worry, you can change it later. Take the quiz, even if you have not yet read the book. After you read it, you can take the quiz again and get 100%.