Senior Matters

Strong Bones, Strong Bonds

Age doesn’t count in this class, but getting fit for life does

By Elena Murphy

They are grandmothers and great-grandmothers, but when the opening bars of the song “Y.M.C.A.” start to thump from the stereo in the corner of Beverley Ikier’s Osteofitness class, all these women are doing is getting fit for life.

“I’ll have you know, some of my students have driven Harleys,” Ikier smiles as the women begin flexing their wrists. This gets laughs from around the room. She says, “I’m not kidding. I’ve also taught some ex-Playboy bunnies.” Bigger laughs and a few names are tossed around as the women lean into their next stretch. This is not an ordinary exercise program. [Read more…]

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