Our January/February issue on fitness inspired me for a lot of reasons. First, trying to keep up with Ed Gross during a photography session at the YMCA West put a whole new perspective on aging. Ed is 95 and his wife, Martha Ann, is 86.
They just recently celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary, and they are regulars with their cardio and weight lifting routines at the Y. They still go out dancing together several evenings out of the week, and you will be amazed by their footwork when you watch the video.

Ed Gross, age 95, and Wife Martha Ann prove that age is a state of mind. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look during our photo shoot, and enjoy Ed’s words of encouragement in the January/February issue. https://jeffersoncitymag.com/2015/no-time-for-slowing-down/

Posted by Jefferson City Magazine on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Did I mention that Ed still drives? When I called to interview, he offered to meet me that night around 8 p.m. He said sometimes talking over the phone is difficult because, “the hearing isn’t so great anymore.” I questioned if he was driving himself, and he responded, “Well yes!” What a zest for life and such a sense of humor. His nickname is Babe and as a dance instructor for more than 40 years, he has a way of not taking himself or others too seriously.
It’s all in good fun with Babe, but he will give it to you straight. So, stand up and dance. Ed certainly is one to inspire us to break through preconceived limits we may place on ourselves.
Here’s to your health and fitness in 2016!