#PeopleofCardinia – Pat Harman

Meet Pat! Pat has been coming to Cardinia Life since the day it opened in 2006, 15 years ago, and has been a member for the last 13 years. She remembers going to group fitness classes back in the original group fitness room.

Pat’s favourite class is strong movers. She especially enjoys the social side of being a member and seeing all her friends that she has made here along the way. When her husband passed away, she found coming to the gym and being around friends really comforting.

Despite being 86 years old Pat is incredibly determined and committed to her fitness goals. Rose tells a story from her Strong Movers class where one day Pat told her that she couldn’t do her normal push ups against the wall due to a sore shoulder so asked if she could do sit ups instead.

So she jumped down on the floor and did full sit ups instead – not just crunches, full sit ups! She inspires those around her every day.

Pat has 3 daughters, 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren – 2 boys & 1 girl, the boys love to do exercises with her, they love to get ‘Nannie Pat’ to do planks and squats with them.