83-year-old gym junkie an inspiration to Peregian locals

FITNESS is a word that seems to sneak into conversation more and more as you grow older.   

Some may grumble and grown at their children buying them a Fitbit for Christmas, but they are right, after all.

Reports suggest that staying fit as you age will increase your life expectancy, keep alzheimer's at bay and improve overall vitality. 

One man who doesn't miss his weekly training session at the gym is Hugh Bingham of Peregian Beach.  

Every Tuesday, without fail, Hugh can be found pumping iron at his daughter's gym, Jetts Peregian.   

It's quite a family affair on Tuesday as three generations of the Bingham family go about their weekly routine.  

Hugh curling the weights, daughter and gym owner, Jill, running her personal training sessions and granddaughter, Bek, making sure everything is running smoothly in her club managerial role.   

"He's very inspiring to a lot of people," Bek said.  

"At the end of the day he's a role model for the other members in the club."   

Jetts Peregian is not the only club Hugh belongs to, he's also one of the oldest competitive members of the Noosa Outrigger Canoe Club.

"He's a role model for them, too," Bek said. 

"He gives just as much as they do and that's such an inspiration in itself."   

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