An interesting encounter
While driving out of the subdivision of my son's neighborhood in Huntsville, AL, I caught a glimpse of someone in trouble from the corner of my eye. An elderly woman was lying on the ground with another person kneeling beside her.
The lady on the ground (Mrs. E) had been working in her garden and had fallen. Her petite neighbor was attempting to get her up. We decided to try together to lift her, but the neighbor was pulling on one arm. I asked her to stop while I positioned myself behind Mrs. E. I asked the neighbor to stand by as I hooked my arms under the fallen lady's armpits. I dug my feet into the ground and pushed with my thighs, trying to pull her up. IT WAS NOT EASY, but she started moving and setting her feet under her as I stood her up. The neighbor wanted to know what to do and I asked her to give Mrs. E something to hang onto. She offered a long handled digging tool and Mrs. E grabbed it to steady herself.
After all was said and done, I drove away thinking, "how did I do that???" Mrs. E is 91 years old and considerably larger than I am. I can only attribute the needed strength to my regular participation in Pennie's fitness class. I would never have had the ability to do that if I hadn't been working out with the hips of Anytime Fitness. 😊💪
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