Harold Sponagle

April 2019

Harold Sponagle is 93 years young, and a very active member at the CGC. He comes three times a week to get his workout in and says the Gentle Aquafit drop-in class is the best thing for his arthritis. Not only is he a big fan of Gentle Aquafit - he will enthusiastically recommend it to anyone  - he's also a fan of the CGC in general and all it has to offer for seniors. The pool may be his go-to, but Harold makes use of all the amenities to keep his goal of working as hard as he can for as long as possible. Thanks for being such an inspiration for healthy, active living Harold!

"I wish seniors would take the time to check out the CGC and all it has to offer them."
  • Where is your hometown?
"Goldenville, Guysborough Co. NS, now living in Halifax NS."
  • What do you like about the CGC?
"Socialization; friendly, helpful staff; easily accessible equipment; up-to-date; very clean and well maintained."
  • What motivates you to maintain an active lifestyle/why is fitness so important to you?
"Relief from arthritis; it helps mentally and is good for my overall health."

    • What do you like to do in your spare time?
    "Swimming, gardening, woodcraft, visiting parks and long walks in the forest."
    • What is your favourite workout routine/where in the CGC will we find you?
    "20 minutes of yoga for mobility, 5 minutes on each of the strengthening machines, and swimming; arthritis therapy in the shallow pool and I use the bicycle a lot."
    • What is your favourite food or indulgence?
    "Favourite food: fish/haddock and Oxford blueberries."
    • What is your favourite post-workout snack?
    "Fruit: apple or banana."
    • What is your favourite movie/book/TV show?
    "Movie: Gone With the Wind; TV: hockey/baseball, nature, and news."
    • What is your go-to workout song or what are you listening to right now?
    "Country music."
    • What is your favourite quote?
    "Be happy with yourself and pass your smile to others."
    • What is your current workout goal or accomplishment since starting at the CGC?
    "To continue working as hard as I can and for as long as possible."
    • What was your first impression of the CGC?
    "It is a place that I liked to attend and made me want to join right away."
    • What is your favourite memory of the CGC?
    "Some of the friends and relationships that I made over the years."
    • What do you wish other people knew about the CGC?
    "I wish seniors would take the time to check out the CGC and all it has to offer them."

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