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Betty Hartley, 73, from Wokingham first took up Medau as an excuse to meet friends.
"I saw an advert in the church hall saying 'Medau - Keep Fit' and decided to go even though I had no idea what it was.
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Christine Brown, a qualified Medau teacher from Chester, says: "Everyone leaves the class feeling completely stretched!"
The graceful movement was established by a German doctor, Heinrich Medau, in the 1920s after he noticed women using a dominant Swedish drill form of exercise.
Medau believed that lighter, gentler movements were more suited to women rather than doing intensive, muscle-building exercises.