Some people may believe that as we age, our athletic ability decreases. Now a group of retirement living seniors are putting that notion to shame.
According to MySuburbanLife.com, a fitness center in Illinois has recently seen a spike in their senior membership. The club, Simkus Recreation Center, developed the Forever Young plan, which targets active living gym enthusiasts.
"About six years ago my daughter suggested it might be a good idea if I took one of the classes," Margery Vincelette, 88, told the news source.
"It's one of the smartest things I ever did."
Currently 10 percent of the club's members are over 60 years old. People enrolled in the senior program take special gym classes and sign up for social activities with one another.
According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, exercise is one of the best treatments available to treat osteoarthritis.
Vincelette couldn't agree more. "I get around, I'm still driving," she told the news outlet. "It has a lot to do with the exercise."