Get Fit Member Celebrates 90th Birthday


As a child, Virginia Steele was active and got her exercise helping her family in the hay fields. Today she includes Get Fit! Wellness Center in her daily exercise to keep her active.

On Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, members and staff at the Get Fit! Wellness Center celebrated her 90th Birthday. "I have never celebrated my birthday this way," Steele said. "What a nice surprise; it is usually just another day." They surprised her with cards, cake, sugar-free cookies, and punch.

Virginia and her son Gayle decided to join Get Fit a little over a year ago. Both Gayle and Virginia exercise 45 minutes to an hour, 3 days a week. "My workout is wonderful" Virginia said. Derrick Payne, Wellness Coordinator, assists her through a personalized workout program which includes weight machines, balance and coordination activities. Virginia completes her workout by riding the bike. This is her favorite part. "I get on the bike and ride as fast as I can to get as much exercise as possible," Virginia said. "I feel really limber when I go home."

"She is an inspiration to all of us," a Get Fit member said.

Get Fit! Wellness Center is open Monday through Friday, 5:30 am to 7:30 pm. There are various rate plans available with the most economical being the restricted which is between the hours of 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. This rate is half price. "We have wonderful Wellness Coordinators who can accommodate your individual needs. This service is included in your membership as an added benefit at no additional cost," said Julie Wittum, physical therapist and Wellness Center Director.