Quaas, a retired PE teacher who is 86 now, began competing as a gymnast at age 56. Aaand now my excuses for skipping the gym because I'm too tired seem even more pathetic.
Quaas was on a UK morning show today and had this to say about being in the Guinness Book: "It is great feeling to be included and I hope the record inspires others to realize it's never too late." If you aren't inspired already, you might be after you watch this video of Quaas KILLING IT on the parallel bars (her performance starts at the 42-second mark).
Read more about Johanna Quaas here. And now I'm off to the gym so that I can keep up with her. Go Johanna!