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Defying Age Spotlight: Tony’s Inspiring Passion for Health & Fitness

Welcome to the Defying Age Spotlight!

Here we introduce you to remarkable individuals who are defying age through their healthy lifestyle choices.

Below we shine the spotlight on Tony Leong, a dedicated father, IT professional, and a passionate advocate for staying active and fit.

Tony Leong – Age 51

Embracing an Active Lifestyle

Tony is dedicated to his fitness regimen.

As a former overweight child, Tony understands the impact of lifestyle choices on well-being, and he’s not letting desk work define him.

Acroyoga: Where Play Meets Fitness

One of Tony’s unique approaches to defying age is Acroyoga.

This playful blend of yoga and acrobatics keeps him energized, flexible, and connected to a supportive community.

He encourages everyone to find their passion, whether it’s dancing, hiking, or volunteering, as staying active is key to maintaining youthful vitality.

Tony and partner in an AcroYoga pose in front of a sunset
Sunset AcroYoga

Want to learn more about Acroyoga? Check out the AcroYoga International website.

Beyond the Mat: The Pillars of Tony’s Healthy Lifestyle

Tony’s approach to defying age goes beyond Acroyoga.

He shares his strategies for a healthy lifestyle:

  1. Sun Protection: Sunscreen is non-negotiable for Tony, and he encourages everyone to make it a daily habit.
  2. Nourishing Food: While not “strict,” Tony prioritizes balanced meals, veggies, and home-cooked food. He enjoys occasional treats but avoids excessive red meat, embracing vegetarian and vegan options as well.
  3. Supportive Tribe: Surrounding yourself with active, positive people is crucial for motivation and enjoyment. Tony’s friend group encourages and inspires him, reminding us that connection fuels well-being.
  4. Daily Movement: Every day, Tony gets his body moving, whether it’s running, yoga, cycling, or lifting. He encourages finding joy in different activities to keep things interesting and avoid burnout.
Tony and son after his half iron man finish
Tony & son after his Half-Iron Man finish

Looking Ahead: Embracing Change and Staying Present

Tony has a clear vision for his future: continuing to do what he loves and being surrounded by loved ones.

He acknowledges that slowing down and changes in flexibility are inevitable, but he’s open to adapting and finding new ways to stay active and engaged.

Tony’s Inspiring Message

For those struggling to prioritize their health, Tony offers a compassionate message:

Let go of guilt and just start!

Begin small, take a walk, and focus on progress, not perfection.

He also recommends finding a trainer or coach for accountability and support.

Tony Leong
Tony Defying Age

Did you enjoy Tony’s story? Check out Lori’s story – Shawn’s Playful Pursuit of Age-Defying Fitness.


Tony’s story is a powerful reminder that living an active, engaged life is possible at any age.

By embracing healthy habits, finding passions, and connecting with others, we can all defy age and create a vibrant, fulfilling future.

Let’s all get inspired by Tony and keep our bodies and minds moving, defying age with every step.

What are your strategies for staying active and embracing life to the fullest?

Share your tips in the comments below!

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