Marc Middleton

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About Marc Middleton

Marc Middleton, Founder and CEO of Bolder Broadcasting and Growing Bolder, is a media entrepreneur, television journalist, author, film maker, speaker, activist, and consultant who focuses on the changing culture of aging. A multiple Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, Marc is the host of Growing Bolder TV seen on public broadcasting stations nationwide, co-host of Growing Bolder Radio, host of the podcast Better Now with Marc Middleton, executive producer of Surviving & Thriving TV, editor of Growing Bolder Magazine, and writer, videographer and director of the Emmy Nominated documentary film, Conquering Kilimanjaro. Marc is a 7-time Masters Swimming world record holder, a 10-time U.S. Masters Swimming national champion, and a podium finisher in hurdles in the Masters Track and Field National Championships. His new book, Growing Bolder, Defy the Cult of Youth, Live with Passion and Purpose is now available.

Growing Bolder’s Launchpad to What’s Next

While the 50+ demographic is very diverse, they have common fears and shared desires. They know there is an entirely new life stage that has never before existed and they're both excited and nervous about it. They all wonder one thing-- What's Next? And how do I create it? Marc Middleton identifies their bigger fears, answers their biggest questions and inspires the lifestyle changes that lead to healthy aging and active longevity. In a session punctuated with inspiring videos, Marc shares the stories of ordinary people living extraordinary lives revealing how changing attitudes on aging are dispelling the outdated and ageist stereotypes of life in our 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond. Marc reveals how we age according to our beliefs and details the keys to reprogramming our belief system and making the fundamental and critical mind shift that allows even those with serious physical and mental impairment to embrace the opportunities of age. In a presentation tailored to the National Senior Games, Marc shares the lessons learned from interviewing the world’s top master athletes for more than a decade and how what we think is as important to success in any fitness or competitive sports program as what we do.


1. Explain the concept of prehabilitation and it’s importance to maintaining quality of life.

2. What we’ve learned from masters athletes about bouncing back from the inevitable setbacks of aging.

3. Demonstrate how belief systems and positive attitudes are the foundation for success when it comes to any program designed to facilitate fitness and overall health and wellbeing.

4. Demonstrate how an our internal ageist self image is sabotaging our future potential.

5. Reveal Growing Bolder’s 10 Keys to Active Longevity


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