Friday, March 16, 2007

JUNE'S A TV STAR (and a role model)

At 9am every Monday to Friday you'll usually find me at Lifestyle Health and Fitness Club in Lower Hutt. I'm not a gym bunny. I'm not one of those who LOVES to exercise. If someone could wave a magic wand and tell me I never had to go again I don't think I'd be back. But I do it because I know it's good for me. It's really helped me lose weight and I feel better when I've been.

At 9.15am most Mondays and Fridays you'll find me in the Muscle Express class. It's a 35 minute full-on weights workout. It's a popular class. There are usually about 30 people there. We're a motley crew. Participants range from serious body builders to really fit chicks to beginners and (in between somewhere) people like me.

And then there's June.

June Struthers is 82 years old. That is not a typo. EIGHTY TWO! She does the Muscle Express class twice a week with us. One day as she snuck out of a class 5 minutes early I asked her if she was ok. "I'm fine, dear, " said June "I'm just off to go swimming at Point Howard." In the sea. She is one amazing woman.

And on Monday at 7pm on Closeup, TV One you can find out more about June (and our class). June is a TV star!

7 comments:

Janine said...

must remind myself to watch this and find out more about June!

karen said...

oh too cool Mel. I must watch out for June on Monday.

Angela said...

So do we get to see you on TV aswell????

Ali Dub said...

How exciting Mel - gonna tie a bit of string around my finger right now!

Michelle TW said...

Cool Between you and Delys stories looking forward to that "wisdom" age :)

Penny said...

That is so cool. I hope I'm that energetic if I reach that age!

Janine said...

okay I watched it last night. She is inspiring. I was looking for you in that class too.