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This gym rat celebrated his birthday by working out. Oh ... and he’s 102

Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 5:02 PM HST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2022 at 5:29 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Dr. James Chou turned 102 on Thursday.

How did he celebrate? By hitting the gym.

Chou completed a mini workout Thursday with his son at 24 Hour Fitness in Pearl City.

Heading to the gym on his birthday has become something of a tradition for Chou. This is his third year in a row that he’s celebrated the milestone there.

Chou works out six days a week and has been a member at the gym for the past 25 years.

“I think keep my muscle and the brain going everyday so I do my routine health,” he said. “People here are very nice. They took good care of me that’s why I live so long.”

He added, “Everybody should if they have the time.”

Gym staff and members wished Chou a happy birthday. Over the years, he has gotten to know those at the gym and considers them family.

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