Meet the Swedish over-90s who are regulars at the gym

“It’s healthy and keeps us alive,” is 97-year-old Kerstin Hellgren puts it.

A walking frame is parked by the wall of the airy venue. At the other end, a group of older men and women are chatting as the music is turned on.

“We’ll be working out to the song Staying Alive,” says Monica Elsinga, a part-owner of Body Joy and a trainer for the 90-plus group. She begins the warm-up and the group start jogging before they move into butt…
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