Betty (90) still enjoying exercise

Betty Franks (90) with teacher Jackie Somerville and the rest of her class.  Photo: SG310511-29MD
Betty Franks (90) with teacher Jackie Somerville and the rest of her class. Photo: SG310511-29MD
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MASTERING the art of Chi Kung is something 90-year-old Betty Franks has down to a tee.

Betty, who celebrated her birthday just over a week ago, is the oldest member of the class at Spalding’s Ivo Day Centre.

Chi Kung is a system of ancient Chinese healing which uses breathing and posture exercises.

Betty, of Woodfield Close, Spalding, has been part of Jackie Somerville’s class for about 12-and-a-half years and joined for wellbeing and good health.

Those taking part in the class age from 35 to 90, although Jackie says it is suitable for all ages.

Jackie said: “It just goes to show how well you can be. She can touch her toes and is an amazing lady.

“Chi Kung is special for me because half the world is stressed but after a little while of Chi Kung, they feel better. I want everyone to feel as well as I do.”

Classes run every Tuesday from 6.30pm-8pm. For details, call Jackie on 01775 821214.