If a senior you know is taking ‘retirement’ literally . . .

Miriam Schottland, 79, can bench press 90 pounds, putting women half her age, including the one writing this story, to shame.

It wasn’t always this way. Although Schottland, an auto racing instructor, has been hitting the gym for nearly 30 years, she credits her weightlifting skills to her personal trainer at Fit, a gym in Washington, D.C., that offer personal training specifically for senior citizens.

“The guys in the gym are so jealous,” Schottland said. “I ain’t no spring chicken no more, so I have trouble with my foot from time to time. But I don’t let it stop me, and the trainers don’t let you give up, anyway.”

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Article Credit: Author Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, published March, 22nd, 2015 on, www.concordmonitor.com.

Photo Credit: Mariette Hiu Newcomb, 79, lifts trainer Ellen Yates at N2Shape gym in Tysons Corner, Va. Illustrates HEALTH-EXERCISE-SENIORS (category l), by Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, © 2015, The Washington Post. Moved Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (MUST CREDIT: N2Shape.)



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