CENTENARIANS are not usually described as fitness fanatics, but Mandurah’s Vivienne Ferguson shows no sign of slowing down.
Mrs Ferguson turned 102 this month and credits her longevity to a lifetime of staying active.
A resident at Wearne House, her day starts with 10 squats on her toes in her room.
She works out on the treadmill at Advance Fitness gym once or twice a week.
Mrs Ferguson also enjoys stretch and strength classes on Tuesdays and Fridays.
She is currently training for the Aged Care Games and lifts 1kg weights and strengthens her leg muscles with a theraband.
In addition to this gruelling schedule, Mrs Ferguson also walks about 200m with her walker every day.
Mrs Ferguson said it was important to stay healthy and she rarely gets sick.
Amana Living occupational therapy assistant Jo Sullivan said Mrs Ferguson was a “legend.”
“Viv is extraordinary,” Mrs Sullivan said.
“She is positive about life and has a go-to attitude.”
Mrs Ferguson also inspires other residents, with many joining the exercise classes.