Snap Fitness in Hayward on Monday, July 29, hosted a 98th birthday party for Stanley Salyers of Hayward, who fittingly did not have a slice of birthday cake until he finished his workout.
“I work out three days a week, religiously,” Salyers said. “I’ve been doing that for 60 years at least. I’d have to say that I feel pretty good.”
Salyers said his favorite machine at Snap Fitness is “the bike.” He also plays tennis with the Northwoods Tennis Club at the community courts on Greenwood Lane.
Born in Santa Barbara, California, Salyers moved to Milwaukee when at age 7, and spent his career working for Briggs and Stratton, making engines.
He came to Hayward after he bought land on Lac Courte Oreilles from friends, and retired in 1982. He resided there for 32 years.
“I’ve been retired longer than I worked,” he said.