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

Several gyms across Sweden offer dedicated sessions for the over-90 age group. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT

Published: 18.Jun.2019 07:53 hrs

As Sweden's population ages, interest in social activities for the older age groups has soared. The Body Joy gym in Värmdö, outer Stockholm, is one of many where pensioners regularly meet to train together.

"It's healthy and keeps us alive," 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.

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