Rowing Can Be Used As Part of Your Training at Any Age
Woman, 94, dedicated to workouts
by Elaine McMillion
For the Daily Mail
Charleston Daily Mail
CHARLESTON, W.Va.–Helen Lee firmly grips the handles of the rowing machine with both hands as she wiggles her small, white Easy Spirit sneakers onto the feet stirrups.
She takes a deep breath and pulls her elbows back by her sides, her hands to her midsection.
For Lee, a 94-year-old Poca resident, rowing at the gym not only keeps her in shape but it also brings back old memories.
During World War II, from 1942 to 1945, Lee rowed a boat across the Kanawha River from Nitro to St. Albans to retrieve groceries for her husband and four children.
Her eldest son Samuel Lee Jr., rowing on the machine next to her, remembers his mother teaching him how to row…..Read the complete Charleston Daily Mail article