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60 for 60

Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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Justin Cooper, Charles Moser

Justin Cooper and Charles Moser

Charles Moser (pictured, in back) could’ve spent his 60th birthday feeling bummed about being isolated due to the pandemic. But instead, leading up to his milestone birthday, he turned to a favorite pastime – exercise. He invited friends and family members, near and far, to spend 60 minutes exercising on his birthday in honor of all those celebrating a milestone birthday and called it the “60 for 60” challenge. Charles pledged to complete 60 minutes each of swimming, biking and running. A few weeks before his birthday, he created a 60 for 60 Facebook group, and people from all over the country accepted the challenge. For weeks, they shared photos and documented workouts – swimming, biking, hiking, running, rowing, golf, tennis, softball, yoga, Pilates and more, sharing workout ideas and “kvetching our way to the big day,” Charles said. He began his birthday with a 60-minute swim starting at 7 a.m. then transitioned to the biking and running portions. He socially distanced through three hours of exercise as some of his close friends – John Blumenthal, Mark Greenberg, Jeff Horowitz and Blair Bushong – joined for some of the segments. Friend Justin Cooper (pictured, in front), who was Charles’ teammate during their Johnston Middle School days, completed the entire journey with him. It ended up being a wonderful birthday celebration. 

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