82-year-old Florida known for her fitness
AUBURNDALE, Fla. – A Polk County great-grandmother doesn’t let her age slow her down.
Rain or shine, Sue Prince goes to the gym seven days a week. She is 82 years old and in the best shape of her life. A body scanner even classified Prince as having the physical form of a 67-year-old man.
âIt tells you that your body is actually so old. Well when he made mine he said my body was 15 years younger than my actual age, âPrince said.
Prince fell in love with training in 2017 after undergoing hip replacement surgery.
“The doctor told me that as long as I stay healthy and fit, that I will be able to walk, that I will be able to move, that I will be able to do what I want to do,” he said. she declared.
Due to her commitment to making health a priority and motivating others to do the same, Anytime Fitness in Auburndale has nominated Prince for the SilverSneakers Member of the Year Award and she has been ranked in the top 10 nationwide.
âThe next thing I know is she tells me I’m one of ten in the United States to win. No one else in Florida won. One in ten in the whole of the United States. I said it’s awesome, awesome! said Prince.
SilverSneakers is a national program for gym members 65 and over. Prince said being recognized for his fitness shows age is just a number.
âWhat motivates me is that I want to make sure my body stays healthy and that’s why I come here and train,â she said.