Lloyd Black, Age 92
Lloyd Black, a 92-year old retired teacher, made the decision to improve his personal fitness by becoming a member of Anytime Fitness at the age of 90. Since then he has been working out at least three times a week building his strength by walking on the treadmill for 30 minutes and doing muscle strength training, always in his signature overalls. He says everyday chores like yard work are now easier for him to do. His dedication to improving his personal fitness has also motivated other gym members to do the same. When the gym manager congratulated Lloyd in her Facebook post by making him member of the month, the post garnered over 3,500 likes. Lloyd says he is also motivated by his daddy, a man who never gave up. SilverSneakers is proud to announce Lloyd Black as the 2020 SilverSneakers Swanson Award winner.
The Swanson Award
The 16th annual SilverSneakers Swanson Award honors a SilverSneakers member who has improved his or her own life through a healthy lifestyle that incorporates physical activity while inspiring and motivating others along the way. The Swanson Award was established in memory of SilverSneakers founder Mary Swanson’s father, who served as the inspiration for the nationally acclaimed program.