Fitness: Hip-hop granny hits up CrossFit

Yeoh, 82, will also take part in a CrossFit charity event to raise funds for at-risk youths

82-year-old retiree Yeoh Kim Bee does CrossFit weekly, saying that it makes her feel healthy, revitalised and full of vigour.
Yeoh Kim Bee (far right) and 10 other seniors are part of the CrossFit programme at the House of Joy elderly activities centre in Mountbatten. The exercise classes aim to give the elderly the confidence to lead independent lives. SCAN TO WATCH Meet t
Yeoh Kim Bee (far right) and 10 other seniors are part of the CrossFit programme at the House of Joy elderly activities centre in Mountbatten. The exercise classes aim to give the elderly the confidence to lead independent lives. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Grandmother of five Yeoh Kim Bee is not your average senior.

Since May last year, the 82-year-old retiree has been doing CrossFit once a week with 10 other seniors. It involves challenging exercises such as kettlebell swings and step-ups.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 25, 2019, with the headline 'Hip-hop granny hits up CrossFit'. Print Edition | Subscribe