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February 16, 2009

Loves, sweat and tears

Sauk Valley Newspapers (IL):

The workout music at Curves on Friday started typically enough, with Latin dance and upbeat rock pumping in the background. But before the morning was over, the tunes turned into something a little less conventional, and a lot more fitting for Valentine’s Day weekend, thanks to the addition of a local barbershop quartet.

A group of Curves regulars hired the Rock Valley Chorus to deliver singing valentines to the gym’s most senior members, Vena Hendryx, 87, and Janet Liapanka, 86, both of Rock Falls.

“It was wonderful,” Vena said, still teary-eyed from the performance. “I was surprised. And those guys did a really nice job. They really did.”

Janet, who used to work with Vena at First National Bank, said the performance made her workout partners envious – and it was worth it. “Sometimes they look down on us old women,” Janet said with a giggle. “But now I think they looked up!”

My dear mum is in her 80's and still attends her weekly Kip Fit classes and has done so since I was a kid. I really should do more myself..

Posted by acapnews at February 16, 2009 12:00 AM


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