For my entire life -and his entire 100.5 years- my grandfather has been THE example of living a healthy, happy, wealthy, wise life. He wanted to get the most out of every moment of every day and inspired everyone around him to do that too.

Over and over I asked him, "What's your secret!? How have you created such a long, happy life?"

I recorded his answer at his 99th Birthday party:

*It's only 52 seconds... listen till the end to hear his infectious laughter.

There you have it!

He would have been 101 this weekend and my family is gathering to celebrate his long, happy life.

More than anything, I know that passing on this message is one of the most important things we can do to honor his legacy.

My cousin Marisa really said it best:

"Thoughts and prayers are not required. Just go out and love your life fully, with grace and gratitude. Greet strangers as friends and friends as family. Love your nearest and dearest with everything you have. Do everything that keeps your body moving, heart ticking, and passion flowing - especially Gpa Jack's favorites: exercise, laughter, dancing, hugs, and lots of flirting."


Now tell me, what are YOU going to do today live your most VIBRANT life? 

I really want to know, tell me in the comments below! 

To moving your body, eating good food, loving with all your heart, and celebrating life!

xoxo elyse


I'm a personal trainer, fitness coach, and yoga teacher who gets people moving with in-person training and my signature online 21 day workout program. I want to help people drop the guilt/shame game around exercise and start working out with ease and kindness. When I'm not doing squats and sun salutations, I'm dressed up in vintage lindy hop dancing or gathering other Lovely Lady Entrepreneurs to talk about their careers and living their most passionate lives. Start moving with me today with these FREE stretch breaks you can do to feel more energized and aligned during your day! -

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