Here's some motivation to go to the gym tomorrow – a World War Two veteran who may be the oldest gym junkie on the planet.

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VIDEO 98-year-old gym hero. Source: 7 News Meet the 98-year-old gym hero

And at 98 years old, he has no plans to stop working out.

For John Hamilton age is just a number. And so is 100, the number of sit ups he does a day.

"As an old man, I want to keep myself fit," he told 7 News.

A major in the army, John Hamilton fought in World War II. Source: 7 News

His hour-and-a-half long workout is putting other gym junkies to shame.

The ex-army major who served in the Second World War has always tried to keep in shape as the years went by.

But the "gentle" exercises recommended by his doctor became a little more serious in his 90s.


He's 98 and still pumping iron. Source: 7 News

Now the nonagenarian cannot see a reason to stop or slow down.

"No I can't see it," he said

"It's what I feel, and every day I feel I want to go to the gym, it's an addiction."

'98 not out': And still fighting fit. Source: 7 News

Staff at the gym and its own Julie Harridge are amazed at his stamina.

"He's become a bit of a superstar really," she said.

"Everyone chats to him, everyone's inspired by him.

John Hamilton doesn't want to slow down. Source: 7 News

"He's become part of the furniture he's been here so long, he's here like clockwork."

John said he is a living example that you are never too old to keep yourself fit.

And younger generations could learn something from him.

He was a young sprite once. Source: 7 News

"I think not enough young people keep themselves fit," he said.

"I've seen men come here stay a couple of weeks then finish. Why?"

John's wife passed away a decade ago and says exercise is as much about the min as it is the body.

He would be an inspiration to Rocky. Source: 7 News

"If I stop exercising tomorrow, I think I'd give up life. I'd say you know, life's no longer worth living. I'm just static," he said.

"I don't think about age, I think about how I feel."

And John feels he will still be working out when he turns 100.

The Queen will have to leave the telegram on the treadmill.

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