Hey! I hope your weekend is going well.
I came across a really cool article recently that inspired me and I think it will inspire you too.
San Diego area resident Ray Chavez is currently the oldest living Pearl Harbor survivor in the world. He just recently celebrated his 104th birthday and is still a very visible local figure, making public appearances often.
One interesting thing about Ray is that despite his age, Ray is also a consistent figure in his local gym, visiting it to do his exercise with a personal trainer multiple times per week, every week.
In the 3 years he’s been in the gym his strength and his balance have significantly improved. He currently walks with just a cane and at one point he even got strong enough to throw out the first pitch at the San Diego Padres game on Armed Forces Day. Wow!
The article written about him in the San Diego Union Tribune details Ray’s very interesting life and also describes what he is doing now to keep in shape. There’s even a video of Ray as he exercises at the gym. It is definitely worth watching!
Onward and upward!
Chris Vercelli MATm, RTS, CPT
Founder: Non-Fiction Fitness