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LOVING LIFE: Rural Northwest Health exercise physiologist Britenie Power guides Enid and Edward Schultz through their exercise program.

LOVING LIFE: Rural Northwest Health exercise physiologist Britenie Power guides Enid and Edward Schultz through their exercise program.

Warracknabeal couple Enid and Edward Schultz are the epitome of what love and life are all about.
When they married 66 years ago, Enid’s mother joked they would not last two years because of the 11-year gap in their age.
Yet here they are, a million hugs later and still very much in love and wanting to do everything together.
That includes an individualised weekly exercise program at Rural Northwest Health’s Warracknabeal campus gym.
Under the watchful eye of exercise physiologist Britenie Power, the couple completes a regular but varied program, which usually includes a 10-minute bike ride that they have gradually increased to four kilometres.
Next is usually a weight session and a series of other strengthening and balance exercises that Ms Power prescribes for them as she sees fit.
The 45-minute session is impressive enough for any retiree, but the couple works through their routine always with a smile.
Not bad when you consider Enid is a spritely 87 and Ed is 98.
Ms Power is a huge fan of the Schultz’s and is amazed with their resolve.
“They are just my favourite couple,” she said.
“They have been together forever and yet they are just so passionate and driven.
“It’s that determination that seems to drive them to sustain their fitness and live healthy, happy lives.
“It’s what we all want to do – and Ed and Enid are showing us that you can do it forever.”
Enid said they wanted to keep fit for their favourite activity.
“We both love old time dancing, we’ve been doing it for more than 40 years,” Enid said.
“It has kept us fit and active and it is something we always enjoy doing together.
“The only trouble is there are not many dances to attend these days, so we had to look at an alternative. That’s why we contacted Britenie and asked if she could develop a regular exercise program for us.”
Edward said they enjoyed attending the sessions with Britenie.
“It keeps us fit,” he said.
– Peter Miller

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