Pair of gym junkies at 85

Norma and Maxwell Walsh at Gym Tonic. Picture: Bruce Hunt d400921
Norma and Maxwell Walsh at Gym Tonic. Picture: Bruce Hunt d400921

The two gym junkies have been regulars at Gym Tonic in Kalamunda for the past eight years and have always maintained an active life-style.

‘We use the bike, arm weights and leg weights. But my husband likes to do more arm weights so he can lift things,’ Mrs Walsh said.

Mrs Walsh and her husband have been married for 60 years.

‘The days we do not go to the gym, we do a 45 minute walk,’ she said.

‘We usually wake up at 6am and go for a walk around Gooseberry Hill.

‘We have always tried to keep healthy. I figure that you either move it or lose it and that life is for living.’

The pair walked the Bibbulmun Track in 1989 and then walked from Nannup to Walpole in 1991.

Mrs Walsh said that she and her husband were still healthy and did not need to take as many pills as some of their friends.

They take part regularly in the ‘living longer, living stronger’ program at the gym.

This month marks the 10-year anniversary of Gym Tonic.

It is inviting residents to the gym throughout May as part of the celebrations.

There will be range of giveaways and special offers available.

Gym Tonic is at 81 Canning Road in Kalamunda.