Durham branch members of the Keep Fit Association
at |Eldon Square Recreation Centre, Newcastle, in 1985
The unlikely combination of the musical Oliver, a bunch of sprightly over-50s and lots of skipping ropes helped the members of the North-east Keep Fit Association
skip off with the category title in the national Keep Fit Association
's National Championship at Blackpool's Winter Gardens.
Vi, a grandmother-ofsix, still represents the West Midlands for the National Keep Fit Association
and is a qualied trainer and examiner.
But Keep Fit Association
pioneers such as Nora and the most famous UK exercise guru of the 20th century, Eileen Fowler - who led weeKly radio and television worK-outs - paved the way for today's high-energy fitness classes.
Ellen, of Radford, joined the Keep Fit Association
in Coventry when she was younger and got "roped in" to playing piano there for 30 years.
A spokesman for the Keep Fit Association
said: 'Neglect to exercise and laze around too much and you will not be doing much for your mind and body.
We were members of the South Glamorgan Keep Fit Association
In 1954, she started her radio broadcasts and two years afterwards, she founded the Keep Fit Association
, and moved into television a year later, aged 51.
Renee, who was a National Keep Fit Association
teacher, set up classes all over Gateshead and taught exercise until she was 75.
Ellen was part of Coventry's Keep Fit Association
and would provide background music during workouts across the city.
Members of Birmingham Keep Fit Association
have organised the event at the Tower Ballroom in support of Focus Birmingham.
Middlesbrough Keep Fit Association
began raising money to fund its own activities in the 80s but members soon decided to concentrate their fundraising efforts on good causes.