Staying fit forever: ‘Even people using walkers or wheelchairs are exercising’ February 27, 2020 10:58
Manfred “Manny” Becker of Newington is holding a 17-pound kettlebell and stepping laterally on a white line painted on the floor of the gym at the Jerome Home in New Britain.
“This is what’s known as the alcohol test,” he quips.
||Becker works out with exercise physiologists Maquita Sellers and Angela Duval every Tuesday and Thursday for 30 minutes. They put him through the moves any gym denizen will recognize, including the bird dog and squat jumps. The session ends with a plank, which Becker can hold for two minutes.|
No big deal, right? Think again. Becker is 90.
When he had a hip replaced 11 years ago, Becker initially came to the Jerome Home for rehabilitation. Then, he segued right into working out there, one of eight locations offered in Hartford Healthcare’s Good Life Fitness program.