These golden oldies from Kraaifontein love their exercise and neither Covid nor rain could keep them from stretching those muscles.
On Friday morning the Kraaifontein Active Seniors Club came together for the first time since the lockdown to have a health jol - with Covid protocols in place, of course.
About 60 pensioners braved the cold weather and refused to let the rain put a damper on their high spirits.
The group met at the Hands and Heart rugby field in Eikendal and the plan was to do their aerobics on the rugby pitch, but the grass was too wet.
Chairperson Judy Benjamin, 74, says they then decided to jive on the tar instead.
“The club was founded in 2009 out of concern for the health and well-being of the elderly here in Kraaifontein,” she says.
“Sadly, we’ve lost two members who passed on in January.
“We are a registered NPO and our members each receive a food parcel from the Department of Social Development.”
She says everyone was looking forward to the health jol.
“We split into two groups but had to change our plans due to the wet grass, which can be slippery and dangerous to us old people.
“It was just wonderful to see each other again and to be able to swing our hips,” she laughs.
“Everyone has had it tough during the pandemic.”
Marie Stride, 74, who suffers from lung cancer, says: “Ek voel goed om weer litte los te maak. Ek voel soos ’n meisie van 25 jaar oud!”
Eva Fisher, 75, says the sore muscles afterwards will be worth it: “We’ve gotten a second chance at life.”