Body Building Champ Aims to Set Pull-Up Record
(Newswire.com) Iris Davis, the soon-to-be 74 year old Facebook fitness phenom, will attempt to break the record for pull-ups.
Master Personal Trainer Credits Fitness Passion for Coping with Depression
Davis is a highly regarded fitness trainer who is receiving national notoriety as a spokesperson for Aging Evolution.
After overcoming incredible obstacles throughout her life, Iris will attempt to break the record next month.
“My goal is to shatter the record for pull-ups, and with my training and diet regimen, I feel like I’m ready,” says Davis.
Her Facebook views have hit over 3.8 million and feature her performing exercises that spotlight her tremendous fitness level.
Although Iris is enjoying fitness notoriety, her personal life has been a real struggle.
At the age of 18, while living in Ireland, she gave birth to her first child whom she lost to pneumonia at 2 months of age.
Still suffering from devastating and debilitating depression at age 23, she joined her first gym.
Iris soon found that every time she was in the gym, all her sadness seemed to disappear.
Found her own cure for depression
She was so engrossed in what she was doing, that she soon realized that she had found her own cure for depression.
Over the following 10 years, Iris still suffered personal setbacks and suffered from three nervous breakdowns that hospitalized her on each occasion.
Life was not always easy, but she never gave up and never lost her passion for fitness.
Eventually, she married her husband, Robert, and moved back to London.
Now just short of 74, she still is passionate about keeping fit.
She inspires both young and not so young people who interact with her daily at her job.
She has no desire to retire and can perform feats that defy her age.
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