- Older women in South Africa are taking up boxing as a way to keep fit and healthy
- Some of them are as old as 75
- They vow they'll never quit boxing
Older women in South Africa are taking up boxing as a way to keep fit and healthy.
With the help of their coach Claude Maphosa, the grannies take up gloves and exercise through sparring each other. Some of them are as old as 75.
In an interview with the BBC, Maphosa said his Johannesburg-based A-Team Gym has taken in as many as 30 older women from the age of 60.
One of them is Zodwa Twala, 75. She said: "I like boxing. Whenever I train I feel younger. I don't get pains. I feel good. I'll never quit."
Another participant said training helps bring down her blood pressure levels and manage her asthma and diabetes better.
Maphosa said he initially thought the women are too fragile. However, he was surprised at their high level of energy and enthusiasm.
What a commendable initiative! Hopefully, more and more older citizens would join and maintain their health.
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