Not all heroes wear capes. (Facebook / Anytime Fitness)
When Ashley Seaman, the general manager of Anytime Fitness in Semmes, chooses a Member of the Month to feature on the fitness center's Facebook page, she looks for "someone who is showing a lot of progress and dedication," she says. Lloyd Black – who, at 91 years old, is the gym's oldest member – was an obvious choice for the first month of the new decade.
She knew he'd be an inspiration to others, but she didn't predict how people would react to seeing a photo of the white-haired, sweet-faced fellow posing for a photo in his usual workout attire: denim overalls. Her post has been shared some 2,500 times, with hundreds of comments from those who recognize the former principal who retired 30 years ago from Mary G. Montgomery High School.