Linda Guerin is our supervisor here at the surgery clinic at UMass Memorial. Outside of work she is active with her grandchildren. I have known her for many years and her energy level has not wavered. Her secret? Healthy eating and exercise! Read below about what she does for exercise and how she keeps moving strong in her seventies!
What do you currently do for exercise? I currently work out 4 nights a week and have been for over a year- I take a variety of classes including Zumba, P90x, and HIIT class.
What has been your biggest challenge with exercise in recent years?- I need to have both my knees replaced but it does not prevent me from attending classes
How did you overcome that challenge to keep moving? I just keep moving, I was doing a fitness program with weights for over five years and decided it was no longer working for me and my knees and joined FIT Friendzy Studios over a year ago and I just over the variety of classes they offer and I love to challenge myself.
Why is exercise important to you right now in your life? I’m determined to stay healthy and fit especially the older I get it’s even more important to me. I will be 71 in January. I work full time and I eat healthy. Over a year ago I gave up junk food and sweets (sugar) and don’t miss it at all. It’s so important to me to be healthy, you never know what tomorrow brings but it will not be because I didn’t work on my health. I have also lost 90 lbs since I changed my lifestyle.
I love spending time with my grandchildren and family and friends. I also love to tent camp for a couple of weeks in the summer when I’m visiting my son and family in Michigan. I need to be healthy to do that. I also found a way to exercise while camping. I truly enjoy being active, it’s a big part of my life. I stay late at work just not to miss my classes. I truly love my life!
Thank you Linda!