Vern turned 90 on Feb. 26 and decided to do 24 pull-ups to celebrate it at Anytime Fitness in Haines City, Florida. The video, published by his son, went viral immediately.
“This is my Dad. It’s his birthday today and he’s 90. We go to the gym regularly and he loves to do pullups! I think he does pretty good considering he broke both elbows as a kid,” his son wrote.
“For those who wonder how he broke his elbows, he was messing around with another guy much bigger, both had ahold of a broom stick with both hands, the other guy slammed his elbows down into the pavement. It was just fooling around, but it limits now some of his range of motion – you know, with pain and all that.”