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Bodybuilding Couple With A Combined Age Of 114 Who Love To Show Off At Nude Beaches Explain Their Intense Lifestyle

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A teetotal bodybuilding couple with a combined age of 114 have revealed how they have turned back time through their fitness regime and love showing off their super-toned bodies on their local nudist beach.

Doing everything from power walking to dog walking and eating together, Brits Ray Houghton, 61, and Pamela Coombs, 53 – who live in Cabo Roig in Alicante on Spain's Costa Blanca, where they met in 2011 in the gym Ray runs – have also spent over $10,000 between them on an impressive gallery of tattoos and nearly $15,000 on dazzling Hollywood-style teeth.

Describing themselves as “soul mates," the couple, who got engaged in 2012, say their devotion to fitness has been so successful that, according to a body age calculator, Pamela has the body of a 29-year-old, while Ray is so buff the machine cannot give him a reading.

And forget creaking bones – the agile couple also enjoy a more than healthy sex life.

Ray said: “When I try to measure my body age, the machine just flashes up 'error' which tells me I am off the scale and makes me very happy with the body I have.

“If you look the part, you're going to feel the part and that includes feeling confident and happy and having a good sex life."

Ray and Pamela (PA Real Life/Collect)

Pamela, who hails from Suffolk, East Anglia, agrees, adding that meeting Manchester-born Ray – a former North West bodybuilding champion – was the most important moment of her life.

She said: “I felt like the luckiest person in the world. He is an absolute inspiration and so knowledgeable about the world of fitness, diet and bodybuilding.

“As for me, I've always been young at heart. I've never felt like I am in my 50s and still think of myself as in my 30s."

Ray and Pamela (PA Real Life/Collect)

Enjoying all the same pastimes, Pamela and Ray also work at the gym together and, big animal lovers, have five rescue Shar Pei dogs – Falcon, Bopper, Flex, Foxy and Bella – and three rescue cats called Felix, Franco and Freddy.

They even share the same indulgence – a once weekly blow-out English breakfast on a Saturday.

But, in the week, they stick to a rigid routine, starting the day at 7am with a 25g bowl of porridge oats and a detox juice made from beetroot, apple, lemon, ginger and linseeds, blended with water.

Ray before and after his tattoos (PA Real Life/Collect)

They train together for around 90 minutes every day and stick to a liquid diet during the week, consisting of chicken and vegetable soup and protein shakes made from pasteurized egg whites, all of which help burn fat and speed up their metabolisms.

“We don't socialize, and we don't have friends outside the gym," said Ray. “We avoid parties and alcohol, so we really do lead the bodybuilder lifestyle."

Claiming that ditching drink is crucial to changing your body shape for the better, the couple also avoid sugar – meaning no cakes or biscuits – and eat up to eight small meals a day, instead of the more conventional three big ones.

The couple's daily detox juice (PA Real Life/Collect)

“We drink a lot of protein shakes to build muscle and use pasteurized egg whites as the basis for those drinks," said Ray who consumes the equivalent of 60 eggs whites every day, while Pamela – also a model – eats 30.

“People might think we're boring but we have the life of a millionaire without needing the money," said Ray.

“We get stopped in the street and told how good we look and asked if people can take pictures of us."

Pamela (PA Real Life/Collect)

And when Ray recently felt the long arm of the law – it was around his bicep.
Pamela laughed: “This officer stopped us saying he wanted to check we had the correct licenses for our dogs, but like everyone else, he just wanted to admire Ray's physique. He told him, 'Your body is amazing.'

“We live and breathe health and fitness, it's our shared passion."

Another shared passion is tattoos, although their first inkings came after Ray, a perfectionist, noticed he had varicose veins starting to appear on his ankles and had one in October 2015 to cover them up.

Ray (PA Real Life/Collect)

Watching Ray transform himself by spending nearly $10,000 over 14 months on 29 individual tattoo sessions, despite never having liked them before, Pamela wanted to share the experience and feel as good as they made her fiancé feel.

So, when a new tattoo studio opened at the end of their street in 2016, offering Pamela her first tattoo for free, she took the plunge and since then has spent nearly $1,400 on startling inkings down the left side of her body.

The couple, who never take a holiday as they say every day living in Spain already feels like one, also love spending time at the local nudist beach, where they get as much attention as they do walking around the neighborhood in their – admittedly skimpy – clothes.

Pamela with a detox drink (PA Real Life/Collect)

“If you've got the body and you've worked hard for it then of course you want to show it off," said Ray, adding that he has just spent nearly £6,675 and Pamela has shelled out almost £4,880 on what they call his and hers “celebrity teeth."

Now the couple's joint ambition is to open a fitness retreat in a large villa in the Spanish mountains, where they can show other people how, by eating properly and with the right exercise they, too, can have a body like theirs.

“We just want to change everyone and show people how easy it is once you alter your mindset," said Ray. “We already do it at the gym where we both work as personal trainers, but having our own fitness centre is the big dream we share."

Ray with his dogs (PA Real Life/Collect)

He added: “Our message is very simple. It's not easy to commit to this lifestyle but once you do, there's nothing fancy about any of it.

“We eat the simplest food and when we do have a non-liquid meal, it is absolutely delicious. For us, this lifestyle is all about being real and showing everyone they, too, can have the body they dream of."

We're all self-conscious about something, and it doesn't help when our faults get thrown in our faces. You don't want doctors hinting that something is "weird down there," nor do you want someone to tell you you're balding. WE KNOW.

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When you know your kids backwards and forwards, this is the best tool in your arsenal.

Getting our kids to listen to us is not always the easiest of tasks. They're willful and stubborn, but we've got a mighty weapon they are rarely prepared for: reverse psychology. Getting them to convince themselves to want to do something against their own initial intentions takes some work and a whole lot of creativity, but a little sneaky manipulation goes a long way. Here are some clever parents' tricks that are definitely worth taking notes on.

Redditor u/LeanderD Asks:

Parents of reddit, what's your best example of reversed psychology on your kids that actually worked?

He Floated His Idea Through A Back Channel


Wanted to name my boat. Anything I would think of was dismissed as stupid by my 13 year old son. After deciding on a name, I confided to a male friend my son liked. Made my friend suggest the name as though it was his idea. My son thought the name was perfect. Done.


We Always Want What We Can't Have

One of my best friends through childhood used to be punished with no salad if she misbehaved. She cherishes salad now and would always try to eat as much as possible during school lunch. Coincidentally, her now husband used to be punished with no books, it had the same effect. I think it's hilarious that they'd be hitting the salad bar and library like some black market their narc parents couldn't reach hahaha.


A Deceit That's A Cut Above The Rest


Don't know if this counts, but, at my high school (private, boys only) in the 1960's, they made a big deal about how long your hair was, and would occasionally order a boy to go home and "get a haircut".

I thought it was stupid, until years later, a master confided to me at a reunion that the policy was deliberate. The school figured we'd spend so much energy rebelling about hair length, that we would ignore other aspects of teenage rebellion. (Not?) Surprisingly, they were mostly right.


Damn! That's smart. Wow.


Oh they don't like long hair?

I'll show them. I'll grow my hair out as lon- what?! No I don't want to go "party"? I gotta try out this horse shampoo.


The Forbidden Book

Hi I was a victim,

There was a forbidden book that I was not allow to read on the shelf. My parents said I could only read it if I behave myself.

It was summer holidays and I was playing games all day (after 6 hrs of summer homework). One day I was home alone and had the opportunity to grabbed it. I read like half of it in one go. It was 5000 years of Chinese history.

Safe to say I was bamboozled.


Flowers Of The Queen

My parents always told me my broccoli were the flowers of the queen and that I really shouldn't eat them, or else the queen would get very upset! I, of course, ate the whole broccoli in a few seconds.


I'm telling the queen and she's gonna be pissed


Sleeping Beauty


I taught my kids when they were toddlers that no amount of yelling, shaking or hitting can wake a sleeping adult. The only thing that works is a gentle hug and/or a nice kiss on the cheek.

Edit: Probably needed some more details for the reverse psychology aspect to be clear. It went something like this - Step one, tell the kids I'm going to sleep and nothing they do will wake me (head buried face down is the safest position). Step two, after the initial onslaught dies down pretend to awaken on your own. Tell them you got a bit of nap left in you and nothing can wake you, especially not hugs and kisses.


Holy sh*t...if my daughter woke me up like this I would buy her a pony.


I am saving this comment because this will save lives if I ever have kids, stg.


A Walk In Someone Else's Shoes.

Split custody with my ex. When my son was around 10, he visited two weekends a month. I was waiting tables and didn't have a huge amount to spend, but he was so needy from divorce (and I'm not blaming him, it was ugly), he begged constantly for MORE when he was with me. Whatever more was, it didn't matter... he'd be eating ice cream cone and begging for teriyaki.

I finally realized that he just felt empty, and getting MORE whatever from me wasn't filling him up. His next visit I handed him $100 in cash and told him it was our food/fun budget for 3 days and two nights, and he was in charge of it. I bought him his own wallet to carry. We figured out how many times we were going to eat and what we were going to do, and he paid. He got to keep whatever money he had left...thought he was rich...then realized just how much everything cost. Well. Shoe on other foot then. If we had no money for food, we ate leftovers - and I didn't contribute more to pot. After a few weekends of running short or not getting something he actually wanted because he was foolish with funds, he started to really think about how to spend that money. He budgeted and kept to his budget. And a few times he actually went home with a little cash for his private stash.

Many years later, he thanked me for this. It really changed the way he thought about money and love.


This Is Worth Giving A Shot

Took my 3 year old son to one of those doctor's visits where he was going to get a shot. He was worried about the shot on the whole drive over, almost to the point of tears. We get to the doctor's office and a nurse subtly lets me know that my son is not just scheduled for 1 shot, but 5 of them in the same visit.

I turn to my son with an exaggerated smile and tell him, "Good news! They figured out how to take that one big shot you were going to get and instead break it up into these 5 little tiny shots so it won't hurt nearly as much!"

You could see the relief wash over his face. He stopped squirming and relaxed completely. He took the first shot and even smiled and said "It's true! The small ones don't hurt!"

We actually made it through the third shot before the effect wore off and reality kicked in. Still... I counted it as a victory.


Put This To The Taste


My mom would tell me she only lets me eat soup after candy and she'd only buy me candy that i didn't like. After a few times, i stopped trying and begged her to let me eat soup first. She gave me a smirk and told me go ahead. This doesn't sound as evil as it was. But trust me i suffered.


So what was the candy?


Mint chocolate, raisins, stuff like that. I still hate them to this day. Who the f--- thought while eating chocolate "hmm id like some tooth paste with this."


This is Truckin' Awesome

Mum had sworn a bit around the house.

When 4, while out at the supermarket, I said F word really loudly.

Very quickly and intently, she asked if I had just said "Truck" and said that was a bad word and not to ever say Truck like that again.

I thought that was the bad word so used that when being naughty.


The "Silly Mom" Routine

The "Silly Mom" routine.

My kid, and a few other kids I've known, would balk at getting ready to go. I'd grab their clothes and say, "Well, if you won't put on your clothes, I guess I'll put on your clothes. Cute shirt, by the way! Does it go on my foot?"


"Does it go on my head?"


"Oh, that's right, thanks! So, it must go on your legs, right?"


"I just can't figure this out! Where does this adorable shirt go?"

[kid grabs shirt and puts it on] ON MY TUMMY! SILLY MOM!

"Oh, thank you so much! Now what about these pants? Shirts go on tummies, so...the pants go on the tummy, too, right?"


[continue until kids have dressed themselves]

I would also do things like hand the kid my keys and say, "Alright, you're driving, I'll sit in the booster seat in back," attempt to feed the kid by putting a spoon up to his ear or his belly button, and attempt to put away his toys in the refrigerator.


Some Foot For Thought.


My mum would always yell at us "if you don't do X, you have to go to bed without socks!"

I never wore socks anyway, and I'm ashamed to admit that this worked.


That would work really well on my son, or make him cry for a really long time... He's 3 and over the last few weeks has decided that he is fully unable to sleep without socks on.


Toddlers man. Completely unpredictable.


I'm Greens With Envy

My mum had a friend that would put vegetables on her own plate and not the kids.

When the kids asked she would be reluctant to share, "that's grown up food. But I suppose I can let you have a little."

Her kids grew up loving vegetables.

I sat at the dinner table for 3 hours staring at the yucky cauliflower I refused to eat.


This reminds me of an instance when my child convinced my wife and myself to change our plans for dinner. We were in a grocery store to pick up something quick and easy to eat that we wouldn't have to prepare. Our daughter, wanted none of that, she demanded that she wanted a salad from the salad bar. We started to argue back, but then realized: "Our child demands that we feed her vegetables for dinner instead of a microwaved meal, why are we saying 'No?'"

We had salad for dinner that night.


The Power Of Choice

I don't so much know if you would call it reverse psychology, but I didn't realize it until my dad told me this.

When there were chores that needed doing, he noticed if he asked me to mow the lawn, I would complain and procrastinate. But if he asked would I rather mow the lawn or wash the windows, I'd pick one and just get it done.

Shattered my brain when he told me when I was in my twenties. I use it when I'm coaching or baby sitting all the time and it almost never fails.


The Boy Who Cried 'Ouch'


I've done this one with tens of kids. Any time a kid gets "hurt" (falls down on grass, gets gently hit in the face with a ball, etc.) instead of stopping the activity to pick the kid up and see if they're ok you just scoot them off to the side and resume. Within 10 seconds of not getting all the attention and seeing the fun is resuming they pop right back up and are magically healed.

This of course is only for the "injuries" that aren't actually injuries.


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