101-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Celebrates Her Birthday with a Workout

One centenarian is showing the world that you are never too old to stay in shape.

Regina Zlotnik, a 101-year-old woman from California who survived the Holocaust and cancer, celebrated her birthday by hitting the gym at her assisted living facility, Fox News reported.

Zlotnik’s granddaughter, Ashley Gold, posted a picture on Reddit of her smiling grandmother working out on an elliptical in her leggings.

“My grandma turns 101 today! Here’s a photo of her working out,” Gold wrote in a November 15 post that has since gone viral, gaining more than 41,000 upvotes and hundreds of comments.

Gold told Yahoo News that Zlotnik lived through a lot; she survived the Holocaust in Poland and defeated colon cancer. Zlotnik also has three children, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

“I definitely get my perseverance from her,” Gold said of her grandmother. “She has inspired me to never give up and to work hard to reach my goals.”

Gold says that her grandmother hits the gym regularly to keep physically and mentally fit.

“She loves to show off how active she is and loves to be the center of attention,” Gold said. “She has a caregiver who takes her to the gym at least twice a week. She can actually touch her toes without bending her knees which is something I can’t even do!”


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