Stories

91-Year-Old Man Works Out In Overalls Every Day At His Local Gym

ADVERTISEMENT

Anytime Fitness recently named gym-goer Lloyd Black its Member of the Month. They praised him for showing up at the gym three times a week, even at his age, and wearing overalls every single time! “Mr. Black became a part of our anytime family 1 year ago and we have seen nothing but motivation and inspiration from him since he started,” the gym’s Facebook writes. “He says he is 91 years young and brags about how much his workout routine has helped him in his daily routines.”

They continue, “Seeing someone like him inspires others to keep it up and incorporate fitness into their life. Seeing him in the gym 3 times a week working out in his overalls brightens our day and we hope to have him many more years to come!”

ADVERTISEMENT

Lloyd Black has become much stronger since joining the gym

Lloyd Black exercising / ASHLEY SEAMAN/ ANYTIME FITNESS

In addition to the Facebook post, the gym also shares Lloyd’s answers to a couple of questions he was asked. He was asked what motivated him to get started on exercising. Lloyd responds that “simple tasks were becoming hard, if not impossible.” He says that since implementing a weekly workout routine, he has been able to “do some jobs I could not before.”

ADVERTISEMENT

RELATED: Playgrounds For The Elderly Boost Activity And Decrease Loneliness

He elaborates on his answer when recently speaking with Good Morning America. “I had reached the point where simple chores, like yard work, I could no longer do and therefore I started [going to the gym] and it has really helped.”

He has his favorite exercise machines

Lloyd Black working out at his gym / ASHLEY SEAMAN/ ANYTIME FITNESS

Lloyd notes that his favorite exercise so far is the treadmill. He tells GMA that he also likes to incorporate upper body strength training and the leg press. Ashley Seaman, the gym’s general manager, is incredibly inspired by Lloyd’s dedication to coming in three times a week.

“[Black] started out with 10 minutes on the treadmill. Now, he would brag to me about how he has worked his way up to 30 minutes,” Ashley tells GMA. “He is just the most friendly soul I’ve ever met. He just radiates energy and positivity.”

Lloyd has become an inspiration to so many people

Lloyd Black exercising using the treadmill / ASHLEY SEAMAN/ ANYTIME FITNESS

Many have been wondering why Lloyd chooses to wear denim overalls to the gym. He simply responds, “They’re comfortable and it’s what I have.” He also says that he never expected to become somewhat of a celebrity by joining a gym “I don’t feel very comfortable being in the limelight, but if it encourages someone else, then I’m willing to do it,” he says.

Lloyd also talks about the toughest decision for him, which was ultimately making the choice to actually join a gym. It’s safe to say he is very happy with his decision! “You have to decide for yourself, but do you want to be a happy person or a grouch? And I’ve decided to be a happy person. The good Lord has blessed me with good health.” What an inspiration!

Show comments
Share
Published by

Recent Posts

Greatest Toys From The ’70s No Kids Would Appreciate Today And Why

Grow up in just the right era, and no one would change their childhood for…

9 hours ago

Judith Chapman From ‘The Fall Guy’ Is 70 And Frequents Soap Operas

The stakes were high - in a safe manner - on The Fall Guy, which…

11 hours ago

After ‘Quantum Leap,’ Deborah Pratt Became A Grandmother And An Author

Actress Deborah Pratt is best known for her roles in Airwolf and Quantum Leap. These…

21 hours ago

Why Clint Eastwood Only Appears In His Own Films Now

Clint Eastwood, who is now 91, only appears and stars in his own movies now,…

23 hours ago

Johnny Whitaker From ‘Family Affair’ Is 62 And Helps Others Combat Addiction Like He Did

In a world of rambunctious TV children, Jody Davis was a reliable source of responsibility,…

1 day ago

‘M*A*S*H’ Star Loretta Swit On How She Supports U.S. Veterans

Loretta Swit is best known for her role in M*A*S*H as Major Margaret "Hot Lips"…

1 day ago