She is aging gracefully and wants to live independently as long as she can with a healthy mindset and lifestyle.
As the New Year begins, many of us might have the resolution to get fit this year. And who can be a better inspiration than a 91-year-old who has become an internet sensation due to her fitness? In a recent video posted by Dalyce Radtke—who goes by @fit_momof7 on Instagram—she asks her mother, Edna Giordano, what is her inspiration to keep going. To which her mother responds, "Attitude. Doesn't matter where you are or what you do. The more challenges you have in your life, you have a good attitude, it makes it easier and as it is pointed out to me people want to be around you when you have a good attitude."
Radtke is a certified fitness trainer and can be seen exercising with her mom in many of the videos on her page. One of her videos starts with the text overlay, "Watch my 91-year-old mom's amazing mobility in action!" Then, the duo began with the exercises. First, they can be seen doing side bends using the kitchen island as support. After which, they go on to do push-ups. "She actually does them full plank on the floor," reads the text overlay.
Then they go on to do full planks and the daughter shares that her mom "remains capable of these as they have become a 'without thinking,' daily part of her routine." The duo switches to hip stretch and the text overlay reads, "I'm about to proudly display her incredible abilities!" It ends with the mom taking her leg up in the air and it is said, "This is your inspiration to stay active and mobile."
The video is captioned, "Defying Age with Grace: At 91, my mom is a testament to the power of mobility! Despite her humble nature and shyness with cameras, my mom agreed to demonstrate the new mobility routine I personalized just for her! Witness firsthand how she moves with such ease and freedom, even in her advanced years. This is more than just exercise; it's a celebration of what our bodies can do at any age. If you're over 50 or just mindful about aging gracefully, this is your inspiration to stay active and mobile. As my mom says, 'Age is a mindset.'"
People in the comment section shared their views after watching the inspirational video. @soniawc said, "Wow! Now I have a role model to take me to 70 and beyond!" @dianebonsai wrote, "Very inspiring! Thank you and your Mom for sharing! Please post more about your Mom's routines, flexibility, and strength. She's incredible." @lorimiggins shared, "Wonderful!!!! This makes me tear up with happy tears!"
In another video, Radtke shows how her mother does her balance routine. She can be seen standing with one leg up without any support and in the next shot, taking one step after the other in a straight line. "At 91, my mom is all about staying independent and doing things her way. And enjoying her favorite activities," reads the text overlay.
There are other videos in which Giordano can be seen doing posture exercises and also sharing her wisdom with the internet. Giordano lives in British Columbia, Canada, and is a grandmother of 21 and great-grandmother of four kids. She apparently still drives and goes to the gym every day. "I've always had a busy lifestyle because, let's face it, with that many children, you have to be busy. So, I never really thought about it, that's just the way I live." "My body feels better when I'm moving," she told Good Morning America.
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She began to focus on her fitness when she was asked to retire from her job at a local hospital because of her age. She said, "When I go to the gym, I don't try to break any records or compete with anyone else." "I only push myself to do better all the time, and I only compete with myself."
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