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92-year-old to dance at Lincolnshire's Vitality Festival

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: June 14, 2012

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A 92-year-old is among 300 people expected to take part in a dance festival.

Marjorie Myatt, from Waddington, will be part of the second Vitality Festival at Lincolnshire Showground on Thursday, June 14.

She has been attending vitality classes for the past 18 months in North Hykeham.

Funded by NHS Lincolnshire, the sessions help improve mobility, balance and co-ordination through exercise and movement to music.

And Mrs Myatt will be one of many performing their dances in front of other groups.

"Our classes cater for everybody, from 60 to my age and the mobile and immobile," she said.

"It is all about keeping active and having fun which is what we all do.

"This will be my first festival as I hadn't been a member for long enough to get tickets for last year's event but I am really looking forward to it this year.

"I can't wait to see the other group dances as well as the instructors."

Mrs Myatt suffers from arthritis and it was thanks to advice from her doctor that helped her get involved with the group.

She said: "My doctor advised me to keep mobile to help with my arthritis so that is something that keeps me going along.

"I am proud that I am still keeping fit and active like this at my age, I have no plans to give up and I will keep going as long as I can.

"We have been preparing for the festival for a long time and we have been working hard to put our routine together so it will be good fun."

The festival brings together 45 classes from across the county to celebrate their achievements from the past year, meet other participants and take part in choreographed routines with music from Elvis to disco.

Louise Thompson, county vitality project manager, said: "The programme has grown from strength to strength and we continue to receive positive feedback from our participants."

Meanwhile, new vitality classes have been launched in Lincoln.

Classes started last week and will be held every Monday at locations across the city.

Joanna Blackwell, healthy lifestyles team leader at the City of Lincoln Council, said: "Vitality classes are lots of fun and are a great way to get out and about, socialise and feel better.

"We would encourage anyone who is young at heart and wants to exercise in a sociable, fun setting, to come along and give it a go."

Vitality delivers 90 classes every week throughout Lincolnshire. To find a class near you, or for more information, call Vitality on 01529 411194. Alternatively visit the website at www.vitalitylincs.co.uk

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