JEANNIE's photo gallery
Welcome to my photo gallery. I am honored to share this part of my life with you. I'd like to give some context for my decision to include these photos in my website. I first became a fitness model and began competing in bodybuilding competitions at the age of 59. This was the age my mother was when she died of cancer. When I made the decision to model and compete at an older age, I had the sense that I was symbolically "reversing the wrong" that her cancer had imposed on her. In effect, I was (and still am) telling the world that her life and death had such a profound impact on me, that I have maintained an optimal level of health and fitness so I can live the life that cancer has taken from her. I like to think that she is somehow sharing my experiences with me. My photos embody the idea that it is your heart, your habits and your determination, not your age, that define you. My deepest hope is that my experiences will help you find your passion for health and fitness so that you can spread the good news that nothing, not even your age, can keep you from attaining better health. I hope you enjoy my gallery.