The 98 Year Old Gym Junkie
I recently started working out again. I joined a group of ladies who meet weekly in a local park and do a class called Metafit. It’s what they call these days a HiiT class, High Intensity Interval Training.
After one 30 minute class, I couldn’t walk for two days. I felt so unfit and considered never doing it again until I read John Hamilton’s story.
At 98 years old, John may be the oldest gym junkie in the world and living proof that age is just a number!
An ex-army major who served in the Second World War, John has loved staying in shape and always made exercising a priority. The exercises recommended by his doctor became a core part of his daily routine and the workouts more intense as he entered his 90s. Even gym staff are flabbergasted at his stamina, with his workouts lasting an hour-and-a-half!
As he nears his 100th birthday, John has no plans of slowing down. He says he would be static without his exercise regime.
"If I stop exercising tomorrow, I think I'd give up life. I'd say you know, life's no longer worth living.”
It’s a living example for all of us, that you are never too old to maintain an active lifestyle.
You can hear our interview with John on the Daily Drive at this link: https://www.fiftyupclub.com/podcasts
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