A Bodybuilder Strengthens Body, Mind And Spirit Of Older Adults

Photo Credit: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Shirley working out with Mr. Addo (Photo Credit: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

In today’s New York Times there’s a wonderful and empowering story in the Sports Section that shouldn’t be missed.

A Chiseled Bodybuilder, Now Shaping Frail Clients, features Mr. Addo owner of a gym in Southbridge Towers — an affordable housing development in Lower Manhattan where many older adults live.  Ms. Addo looks more like a professional athlete than a trainer for 90-year-old Shirley Friedman and other older clients.  Reading the article and watching the short video, it’s clear that he respects his clients and gives them confidence, strength and a sense of community.  And, in return, they inspire him.

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