Inspirational! 86 Year Old Gymnast

terriksApril 10, 2012

Have you seen the video of 86 year old gymnast Johanna Quass? I couldn't do what she can do at her age when I was a teenager!

Here is a link that might be useful: Johanna Quaas

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sis3

What an inspiration! Thank you terriks!

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 2:29PM
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bestyears

Wow! Reminds me of my friend Mistie's mom. She's 80 something, and still teaches dance. We all spent a few days in NYC last summer, and she was raring to go every morning by 8, and still going strong at 11 that night. And we walked everywhere!!!! Truly an inspiration...

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 2:30PM
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trailrunnerbiker

Oh THANK YOU ! What an inspiration ! She made me tear up...I am so glad you sent this along...thank you thank you c

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 3:10PM
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marlene_2007

Caroline, when I saw the video, I thought of you. If anyone could be that active at 86, it will be you!

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 3:18PM
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terriks

If you search a bit there are quite a few more videos of her doing other gymnastic routines, like the uneven parallel bars (which I remember struggling with in high school) and floor routines. And I realized that I spelled her name wrong, her last name is Quass.

I was tempted to send the video to my very active almost 82 year old mother, with a note that she has 4 more years to practice, but decided against it as she often takes things too literally and doesn't get the joke.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 3:24PM
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nancybee_2010

That is truly amazing!

But it made me sad about my parents of the same age, who were not active and now move very slowly, one with a cane. It doesn't have to be that way.

Thanks for the inspiration.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 4:21PM
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trailrunnerbiker

ah, marlene...you are sweet...she is my idol as well as the gal linked below. I hope I can run like she does when I am her age !

Here is a link that might be useful: barbara macklow

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 5:09PM
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Sueb20

My DD's gymnastics coach sent this to all the team parents a week or so ago. What an inspiration!

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 7:40PM
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chispa

trailrunner, the article says Macklow was born in 1752 ... she does look good for a 260 year old!!!! lol

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 11:44AM
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trailrunnerbiker

yes I saw that..remarkable how long runners live !

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 12:03PM
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