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Success Story: Leona

You’ll find Leona in the Health & Fitness Center six days a week. At 93 years old, many marvel at how active she is, but she just laughs and says, “You know, I don’t think of my age!”

Leona credits her workouts for keeping her going and for helping her to manage health issues. Her favorite class, Aqua Early Birds starts at 6 am and includes a mix of cardio and toning. “It’s work,” she explains. “But it’s fun work.”

On days she doesn’t attend an early morning class, Leona walks to the gym and squeezes in some strength training before her workout. Her dedication inspires many, among them her daughter Ruth, who now joins her mom for workouts three days a week. “She’s an inspiration,” Ruth says. “I haven’t picked up all her good habits yet, but I’ve got a few years to catch up.”

For others struggling with their fitness goals or wondering if it’s too late to get started, Leona offers some sage advice. “You’re never too old,” she says. “Just keep going.”

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