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Fit Folks: Fran Kiefer, 87

Staff Writer
Austin 360

I've been active almost all my life. When I was growing up, we walked everywhere, and because I lived near the coast, we swam almost daily, too. I did a lot of horseback riding and worked with horses as well, which is great exercise. I played golf, bowled, cycled and did aerobics. Now, I still walk whenever I can, and also participate in strength training classes and water fitness classes in the retirement community in which I live, Querencia at Barton Creek. Exercise makes me feel better, I'm less tired and more mentally alert as a result.

We're looking for Central Texans who keep fit with interesting activities. Tell us — in 100 words or fewer — about yours. If you have a photograph, include that as well. Send your name, age and contact information to Pam LeBlanc, Austin American-Statesman, 305 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704 or e-mail it to pleblanc@statesman.com.