Mario Sanna, a former railway engineer, visited a gym for the first time after his retirement 30 years ago.
Sanna left his homeland of Italy in 1954 and went to the United Kingdom to work as a railway worker.
When he retired after 35 years of work, he decided to change his lifestyle.
So Mario started training at a gym.
He regularly engaged in sports and tried various types of workouts.
However, the elderly man underwent surgery and now goes to the gym twice daily.
The 90-year-old reveals the secret to his longevity and describes his gym routine: “Since the legs support the rest of the body, I think I need to elongate them first and then work on the whole body, including the arms.”
Afterward, I do Pilates to strengthen the deep muscles and lift a weight of 25 kilograms.”
The man recommends weightlifting as well to increase heart rate, maintain bone density, and prevent muscle atrophy.
Mario also explains that cardiovascular exercises like swimming and brisk walking are highly beneficial for older individuals.
The ninety-year-old considers his friends at the gym as his family. Recently, they celebrated his 94th birthday together.
Mario is the oldest member of his gym and advises older people not to delay in taking care of their physical fitness. This will help them stay in shape.
“Elderly people should, especially when they are alone, at least leave the house and take care of something,” advises Mario Sanna.