Gainesville Senior Games
Hundreds of seniors from around our area are preparing for next week's Gainesville Senior Games.
One of the older competitors, Bob Jacobs, Â says he's in better shape than people half his age.
But is he in better shape than someone one-fourth his age?
WCJB's Thalia Hayden goes head-to-head with the active senior to see how he's gearing up for the competition.
"Never a dull moment around here," says Bob Jacobs' wife, Frances Jacobs.
The senior couple is still playing many sports. They've been competing for the past seven years, and will continue next week for the 7th Annual Gainesville Senior Games.
Frances says their relationship started when she 'picked up' Bob in a bowling alley, more than forty years ago.
It's the sport they both say, is their favorite.
But bowling isn't Bob's only sport. The Jacobs' have turned their five acre property into a practice field.
This way Bob can train as often as he'd like.Â He says the best way to stay healthy, is to be active.
"Do it. Keep moving. The older you get, the more you need to move," says Jacobs.
Bob says every year he moves to a new challenge.
Now he's trying the long jump.
"I hope he doesn't break his hip," says Bob's wife, Frances Jacobs. Thalia Hayden WCJB TV20 News.
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