Grace Bahalla is the epitome of vitality, health, well-being & happiness as she moves from group fitness class to gym & back into another group fitness class. Then time for a leisurely coffee & chat with her groupies & into another day of easy living. But it is not over for Miss Amazing Grace who usually returns in the evenings for round 3 of her 6 day a week exercise routine. Grace partakes in anything from Zumba or high energy group fitness to the more gentle mind & body classes of Body Balance, Yoga or Pilates.
Grace is almost an institution in her own right here at Healthy Life & is a remarkable testament to the virtues of good, clean living & how one can remain young & spirited if they follow their prescribed exercise routine with passion & commitment. Grace’s 15 odd exercise classes per week seem to come & go with the ease of a Sunday morning & she has an air of elegance & serene calmness no matter the class, gym exercise, Yoga pose or intensity of all of the above.
I won’t divulge Grace’s age but suffice to say she retired over a decade ago from running her husband’s law firm in Brunei. Grace came to West Australia from the magic of the Orient, came to relax, unwind & enjoy the good life; she ended up becoming an Australian citizen & has been here ever since.
Grace has been a member of the club for some 26 years & must be the most regular member of all with her 15 odd visits per week. Like clockwork Grace alerts the front desk to the imminent start of a class & is always first to provide the positive feedback on any new GFI’s who venture into the studio. Grace has to be one of the fittest ladies of her generation & keeps up with women half her age.
A little known fact but one that is now gathering momentum rather rapidly is Grace is also a patissier / boulanger of the highest order. She bakes an assortment of muffins, gateaux, cakes, biscuits & cookies to whet anyone’s appetite. Perhaps it is Grace’s sweet tooth that ensures she works out so religiously – something keeps her looking one of the trimmest, most flexible ladies in town.
Grace you are a credit to yourself, the club & your age group, we would all do well to follow in your marvellous footsteps.