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  • 3 April 2012, 11:22

Great gran, 90, is a gym junkie

Edna Shepherd /Rex

A 90-year-old great grandmother is earning the respect of gym junkies half her age in Australia.

Edna Shepherd is a regular at Melbourne's Broadmeadows Leisure Centre for aerobics, tai chi and body pump.

With aqua classes every other day and ballroom dancing in between, she has an astonishing fitness routine.

"I can't sit down for long, I've always got to be on the move," she admitted.

"I'm not one to sit and relax much. I'm just thankful to get up each morning and do what I do."

She said exercise came as naturally to her as knitting - but that's not something she has a lot of time for.

When she's not at the gym, she has her line dancing sessions, plus her walking group every Wednesday.

"Maybe it's good genetics, but it is also her attitude to life, fitness and health that has helped inspire others to be like her," instructor Jan Ellis said.

 

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