Myra leads keep fit drive

We meet the Fit­ness Fol­lies at Fern­hill and Cathkin

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be made to feel wel­come. They’ll get a good chat, they’ll get their blood pres­sure taken and their waist mea­sured.

“There’s other things go­ing on too like a free raf­fle and we have peo­ple who make the tea and peo­ple bring things in like clothes and peo­ple can buy them. All the money made here goes to the church and it helps boost the funds.”

When asked what her se­cret was to keep­ing healthy, Myra mod­estly replied: “I think it’s just keep­ing fit. I go to other classes as well and take them if they ask me to.

“I’ve got four daugh­ters and two sons, 10 grand­chil­dren and seven great- grand­chil­dren so they keep me busy.”

Myra ad­mits that the ‘ keep fit’ as­pect of her classes has put some peo­ple off com­ing along to the group but in­sists it’s much more than that con­sid­er­ing the so­cial ben­e­fits.

Jean McDougall, 87, has en­joyed the group for a num­ber of years. She said: “It’s for ev­ery­body and you only do what you can do.

“I was ac­tu­ally a found­ing mem­ber of the orig­i­nal class here so I’ve been here for a long time.

“Myra is fan­tas­tic, I wish I had her en­ergy.”

Nancy McIn­tyre, who stays near the church in Fern­hill, said: “I’ve been com­ing for 15 or 16 years. It is great for peo­ple to come and meet their friends.

“It’s some­thing to get you out the house and its great when peo­ple are in­ter­ested in the clothes on of­fer.

“Myra is won­der­ful. She re­ally looks af­ter her­self and makes ev­ery­one feel wel­come.”

Betty Collins, who stays on Ruther­glen’s Skye Road, feels the class helped her get back on her feet af­ter suf­fer­ing from os­teo­poro­sis - a con­di­tion that weak­ens bones and makes them frag­ile and more likely to break.

She added: “I had been com­ing years ago but had to stop. I en­joy the com­pany and it does get you out the bed in the morn­ing.”

Fit­ness Fol­lies class runs from 10.30am ev­ery Wed­nes­day un­til around 11.45 with £ 2 ad­mis­sion, at the church on Neil­vaig Drive.

Happy faces Ina Flem­ing is en­joy­ing the class 120417fit­ness_02

Keep­ing fit Front right, Jean Blunn, 82, from Fern­hill 120417fit­ness_01

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