Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Hub Health Ladies Proof That Age Is No Barrier to Fitness

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Hub Health Ladies Proof That Age Is No Barrier to Fitness

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WHEN it comes to getting fit and healthy, age is no barrier.

The ladies of Hub Health and Fitness took up the challenge and completed the 14km Westpac Chopper walk from Moonee to Coffs Harbour on June 22.

Hub Health and Fitness director Helen Williams said they started smiling and still had the smiles on their faces at the end.

"They all agreed, however, they were happy to see the finish line!" Ms Williams said.

Aged between 68 and 79, the group of ladies were as proud as punch to have completed the course.

"They all agreed that the distance wasn't a problem; it was more the terrain," she said.

"There were people one-third of their age struggling with the walk. These ladies just relentlessly continued."

Ms Williams said the walk was proof their hard work had paid off.

"Fitness like this does not come by accident and it doesn't happen with just going to an exercise class or a gym once a week," she said.

"These ladies are all committed to their fitness. …

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