Armchair exercisers still going strong after two years

PUBLISHED: 14:20 01 May 2013 | UPDATED: 14:20 01 May 2013

Nato Ficarra celebrates two years of his armchair exercise class

Nato Ficarra celebrates two years of his armchair exercise class


AN armchair exercise class for elderly residents in Sutton is celebrating its second anniversary.

Run by three-time European karate champion Nato Ficarra, the weekly classes, held in Sutton, involve 12 ladies who are guided through a range of stretches and exercises they can perform from the comfort of their own armchairs.

Though it’s a far cry from the rough and tumble of the karate arena, Nato, 45, says it has continued to be popular with residents of the village.

He said: “It’s all about gentle exercise to improve health, fitness and well being I really enjoy it and have a real giggle with the ladies. The project has been a huge success thanks to the funding from Community Carts based at Witchford.”

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