Our Resident, Dick, has always had a lifelong passion for weight lifting and staying fit. When he was in the Marines he enjoyed keeping himself in shape. He would use all different types of objects that were nice and heavy; rocks, buckets with concrete, etc to lift with. Dick still continues to work out every morning after breakfast in his room. He says that if he could do it all over again he would, but he would also want to train more people so that they could be in the best shape possible.
We took him to Gold's Gym in Linglestown, PA where he had an hour of personal training with a personal trainer at Gold's. Dick was smiling from ear to ear the entire time and his personality soared through the roof with fun and laughter. He kept saying how much fun he was having and he can't believe we were doing this for him. He talked about it hours after he was finished. Several onlookers were complimenting Dick and kept saying how he is an inspiration for so many, especially because he is 88 years young.