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98 Years-Young Wentzville Woman Inspires Community

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November 7, 1915, the Boston Red Sox just defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series, slugger Babe Ruth hit his first career home run and D.W. Griffith's the Birth of a Nation was newly released.

This was the same year Florence Greco was born.


For almost twenty years, Florence has been coming into the Progress Park Recreation Center and working out with personal trainer Angie Zumwalt. Florence's daughter, Jeanne Erdmann, brings this petite lady to the fitness center and Flo works with Angie rather than physical therapy.

Flo has exercised her whole life. As a secretary she sat all day, so she made sure she went to the gym. She had her husband cook dinner while she mowed the lawn! Florence is a breast cancer survivor; fell a few years back and broke her shoulder and has major arthritis in her knee but still comes to work out and "does what she can."

Angie says," She always does the entire session; she can out-work some 40 year olds! Let me tell you she is an awesome, inspiring lady. I am truly blessed to be a part of her life.

Be active, it pays." Those working along side her can only aspire to keep going the way she does. Florence may be slowing down a little, but she keeps going! Florence is proof that you are never too old to take care of yourself. We expect to be seeing Florence continue her workouts and hope that she inspires you to get moving!