Elderly exercise class seeks a new leader

A popular exercise class for the elderly is looking for a new leader.

Friday, 27th January 2017, 8:00 am

Margot Laing has led a class at Spittal for 11 years and is sad to give it up, but she says she is not as young as she used to be and it is time for someone else to take over.

The class meets weekly at St Paul’s Church Hall, Middle Street, Spittal (Berwick URC), and generally attracts around 25 folk. There are 31 on the roll and a waiting list at present.

The exercises are quite gentle as most of the members are getting on in years, but Margot says everyone is very lively and willing.

When asked why she started, Margot explains that when her husband died she was looking for something to do and answered an advert. She had to do some training to begin, but she has no regrets and says it’s been a lot of fun.

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Apart from training, an essential qualification is a sense of humour. For example, towards the end of the session everyone takes part in the children’s action song ‘Heads, Shoulders, Knees And Toes’.

If a new leader cannot be found, the class is likely to close. Anyone who would like to explore the possibility of taking over should phone Leslie Cook on 01289 305435.