What is an irongeezer?

Dr. Vonda Wright, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Irongeezers range from baby boomers to ultraseniors, some of whom are in their 80s and 90s. Far from being cranky couch potatoes, irongeezers have a passion for physical activity and involvement in a healthy lifestyle. They have a dash of "iron" for strength of mind and body to maintain hale and hardy lifestyles amid an ever increasing, slothful, unfit population.
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