You'll Never Guess The Age Of The "World's Fittest Great-Grandfather"

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You'll Never Guess The Age Of The "World's Fittest Great-Grandfather"

If you have a hard time convincing yourself to get off the couch, we have just the motivation you need.

At a stunning 98-years-young, nothing comes between John Hamilton from Warminster, England and his daily trip to the gym.

This great-grandfather is a retired army major who fought in World War 2, but even as he creeps up on the world's oldest person he manages to stay in better shape than men half his age.

So what's the secret that keeps him "addicted" to the gym? Good company and a healthy sense of competition.

As a young man, Hamilton played everything from golf and squash to rugby. While he's getting older, he's no pushover and his exercise routine - which he does 5 times a week - is no joke.

After 20 minutes on the exercise bike and 15 on the treadmill, Hamilton likes to hit the weights and always makes sure to do 400 stomach crunches.

But he's living proof that you don't need to sacrifice to be healthy. He still enjoys smoking his pipe, and says he drinks a glass of wine every night. I'd be willing to bet that this old man always takes multivitamins!

You can tell all of his hard work pays off - he looks decades younger than he really is, and claims his workouts have prevented him from getting arthritis. Even a knee replacement surgery hasn't slowed down this aging athlete.

Mostly, Hamilton likes to catch up with the staff and other patrons at his gym. You can find him there almost every day, wearing his shirts with his slogan "98 not out" printed on them.

While no one in his village is even close to his age, he hopes to find someone to compete against and stay motivated.

Maybe we should match him up with the 98-year-old yoga teacher!

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