Who says you can’t be anyone’s ‘Fitspiration’ in your 80s? Take it from Anna Pesce, the 86-year-old native of Orangeburg, New York who suffered from a severe scoliosis for decades leaving her spine curved or hunched over. She had already been wheelchair-bound and doctors said she will remain so, until she turned her life around through yoga.
Now the elder woman is defying age stereotypes by being an inspiration to many people and an epitome of ‘older fitness.’ After all, age is just a number.
But nothing comes easy. Anna had a herniated disc, osteoporosis, and scoliosis combined preventing her from doing even the most basic tasks. She also tried seeking help from countless doctors, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and back specialists but to no avail.