Ripley's Believe It or Not! St Augustine to Welcome Fitness "Freak" Eddie Nelson

St. Augustine, FL (PressExposure) July 01, 2009 -- Think you can do more pull-ups than some 69-year-old man?

Think again. Especially if that “old” man is Jacksonville, Fla. native Eddie Nelson. Nelson has appeared twice in the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! cartoon panels thanks to amazing physical feats he has performed at an age when many people have trouble getting out of bed!

Nelson will be appearing at the original Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Museum in St. Augustine, from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday, July 11 to perform some of those feats, challenge guests to out-do him, and sign copies of his newly released book Old School Workout.

Ripley’s General Manager Ed Shaffer promises that he will give free admission to the museum during the event to anyone who can do more pull-ups than Nelson. “And Eddie will have a 45 pound weight tied to his waist,” adds Shaffer.

Nelson often works out three times daily. “I usually get my first one in at about 2:30 in the morning,” says Nelson, a fitness consultant at World Gym in Jacksonville. “I’ll do some more work before lunch and then again before bedtime, which is a little after 6 o’clock. I feel great!”

Nelson’s awards and medals may be too numerous to count, but he was most recently featured in the world famous Ripley’s cartoon in 2006, when he swept the Jacksonville Senior Games at age 65, winning the long jump, shot put, discus, and 100 meter dash categories.

Old School Workout is a how-to book from High-Pitched Hum Publishing designed to “encourage people to get physically fit using Eddie’s philosophies and activity plans.”

For more information contact:

Ralf Ingwersen Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum – St. Augustine, FL 904-377-8437

About Ripley Entertainment

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! St. Augustine is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. ( family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment. More than 13 million people visit its 70-plus attractions in 11 countries each year. In addition to its 30 Believe It or Not! museums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in 42 countries. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the third-largest privately held company in Canada.

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Press Release Submitted On: July 01, 2009 at 4:05 pm
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