“Pat Garner: the new training sensation ????????,” Jen wrote in the caption. “My mom started working out at the age of 80, and at 83, with the guidance of her beloved trainer Mike Irving, she is an expert. ????????♀️????️♂️????️.”
Jen revealed how she requested her mom to train her during a recent visit. “Thank you to @Apple Watch (Mom’s closed those rings—241 days and counting) and @HGTV (⭐️ @scotsman.co & @erinapier ⭐️) for getting my favorite lady into tip-top shape. ♥️.”
The adorable clip features Pat walking around the room with Jen following closely behind. The 83-year-old can be heard saying: “Alright. I usually do a circuit.”
The two continue to walk around Jennifer’s home gym five times—but only after Pat tells Jen to set her watch and “start your engines!” The two then do five pushups against a ballet bar, followed by five reps of a series of weighted arm exercises.
During the workout, Pat’s humor shines through with zingers like: “You know, I would make straight As in college and a C in my one hour of Phys Ed” before joking that her former classmates are “probably mostly dead.” And during bicep curls, Pat says, “these are my favorites,” before admitting that she does her exercises at home while watching HGTV.
The two used resistance bands for arm exercises, walked during commercial breaks and did one-legged step-ups while commentating about Home Town, which was airing. Pat found out at one point that she forgot to start her Apple watch and was disappointed that she “wasted” 11 minutes, adding that the company’s signature fitness rings “are all that matter.”
Jen revealed they had to put their workout on pause to go get their kids from school, but picked things back up again four hours later.
The two begin the circuit again, and Jen praised her mom on the entire time. “Mom, do you ever see me in a commercial while you’re exercising?” Jen asks at one point. “Mmmhmm,” Pat responds. “We always comment, ‘Well, there’s Jennifer.’”
Pat also said shared how her trainer is “always impressed” by the workouts she does, and how despite that her arms are “not really” getting tired. And then, suddenly, Pat states her exercise rings are closed.
“Pat Garner! She’s done it again, folks! 241 days!” Jennifer cheers. Pat ended the video on this note: “It’s this dumb ring. I don’t want it to not be closed.”
Watch the full video (of complete cuteness) below!
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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