Over 50s show from unlikely source

Hosts Leigh Muirhead and Michael Croaker.

An over 50s lifestyle resort developer has come up with a new program with difference to entertain and inspire residents and other retirees.

It’s an actual television program being made right here in Queensland with some rather familiar faces heading it up.

The 25-minute program “Living Proof” is presented by well-known Queensland presenters Leigh Muirhead (Good Morning Australia) and Michael Croaker.

The lifestyle show is dedicated to over-fifties and aims to showcase why ‘life gets better with age’ covering topics including health, travel, fashion and technology.

Sunshine Coast retirees George Oliver and Judy Fuller appear in the first episode and the cast also includes dietitian Carly Barlow, fashion consultant Tasha Homan, travel expert Graham Moore and technology guru Stephen Fenech who appear in each episode to give their expert advice on a range of topics.

In the first 25-minute episode, GemLife Pacific Paradise resident Mr Oliver works with the dietitian to addresses his health goals, which include fitting into his suit for his son’s upcoming wedding.

“I’ve had a suit in my cupboard for a few years and amazingly it shrunk,” he jokes.

“Using the tools Carly gave me, I’ve managed to lose my middle spread, despite missing the gym during winter.

“Carly was good at demonstrating how diet changes would work and now that I’ve proven it does, I’ll continue to implement it.

“There are a lot of very health-conscious people at this stage of life because we’ve all been touched by some sort of medical drama – either personally or through close friends or family.”

The first episode also features a makeover and wardrobe update for GemLife Maroochy Quays homeowner Judy Fuller, who said the experience had changed her attitude towards dressing.

“Before I met Tasha I thought ‘I look ok in that, that’ll do’, but it’s really changed my perspective on how I shop and what I wear,” she said.

“I wouldn’t have had the confidence to wear bright things before the show, but I do now and I’m willing to give anything a go.

“The experience taught me that as long as you are happy within yourself, it doesn’t matter what other people think.”

Living Proof is created by GemLife, developers of luxury over-fifties resorts, giving its residents a chance to star in their own show.

GemLife CEO Adrian Puljich said the show aimed to provide another avenue for residents to engage in an active life.

“In-line with GemLife’s commitment to creating vibrant communities that reflect the rapidly evolving needs of Australia’s over-fifties, this program gives people the choice to be an active participant in our lifestyle show, or an avid viewer from the comfort of their homes,” he said.

“We’ve engaged some of the country’s leading experts in their fields so we can bring people up-to-date, tailored content in an informative and entertaining format.

“The aim of the show is to celebrate residents’ best years and provide an opportunity for participation – something we focus on in our resorts as we strive to bring our residents new and exciting ways to engage and spend their time.”

The first episode is now available through www.gemlife.com.au/livingproof/

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