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1 2 F I T 2 0 1 7 - 2 0 1 8 Age 66, Jewish Community Center member, retired schoolteacher What classes do you take? "I take fast aerobics. I take floor aerobics. I take a high-interval training class. I take a weight- training class. I do biking. I do the elliptical. And I do that every day." What motivates you to exercise? "I think it's because I was an athlete, so that's what's ingrained in my brain. I feel that exercising all the time keeps you young, keeps you fit. I've been doing this for so long that it's part of my routine. My grandmother started me doing all kinds of exercises with Jack LaLanne on television back in the day. My mom is like 93 years old and she still works out." Have there been any changes you've had to make in your routine as you've gotten older? "Basically, no. I've increased it, if anything. In my 30s I got cancer. That sort of motivated me more because I was teaching school and had to work through that. My father and my mother told me after that episode, 'Just enjoy your life and live each day to the fullest.' And that's what I've been doing ever since." LYNN TALSMAN What sorts of foods do you try to eat? "I don't do anything real special. I don't eat a lot of red meat. I eat a lot of chicken and turkey, a lot of fruits and vegetables. Because I work out so much, I can eat a little bit of what I want. "I love to bake, and a lot of times I will make cookies and bring them over to the JCC and give them out to some of the people who work there." Have you noticed any changes in fitness over the years? "When I first moved here, aerobics was all for men. And then it was about three years later that women started into classes. In those days, they did not wear shoes. Can you imagine, not wearing shoes? And then Reebok was the shoe that people would wear for everything. At first, they were all called tennis shoes. But now I have a specific shoe I wear for aerobics and a specific shoe that I wear for running. You didn't have that back then. One shoe did everything."

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