THE oldest fitness enthusiast in Billericay has celebrated his 96th birthday at his local gym.
Leonard Hale who spent years in the forces, joined Studio 360 Fitness in Billericay, when he was 90 years old after suffering serious health problems. Kelly Martin who is the Manager of Studio 360 Fitness helped Leonard get started on his exercise program. The gym has now made him an honorary life member.
Leonard goes to the gym 2 – 3 times a week and starts on the bench working on physio movements for his body especially for his hips. After a fall in 2015 he was advised by Basildon hospital staff to start doing strengthening exercises.
He then works on balance exercises before moving into the gym to work on the cardio and weight machines.
He is helped in the gym regularly by fitness instructor Jessie Newman who says that Leonard is an inspirational to us all.