Rotherham woman celebrates 75th birthday with gym workout

Anne Brookes - still a gym member at Wath at the age of 75.
Anne Brookes - still a gym member at Wath at the age of 75.
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SPRIGHTLY Anne Brookes enjoys nothing better than a good workout — at the age of 75.

The grandma from Rotherham recently celebrated her birthday at Wath Upon Dearne Leisure Centre – making her the oldest gym member at the centre.

To celebrate her birthday, Jack Garner, general manager at Wath Upon Dearne Leisure Centre presented her with a card and a month’s free membership.

Anne has been attending the gym between three and five times a week for over a year and hasn’t looked back. The former sub-aqua teacher puts her health down to her love of fitness, and has plenty of advice for fellow seniors who want to be active.

She said: “I joined the gym after I stopped smoking as I decided I wanted to get fit. I know most people wouldn’t think of joining a gym at my age but I’m really glad I did and I would recommend it to anyone.

Mr Garner said: “Anne is a great advocate for people of her age.”