Grandpa provides free fitness classes

PHOTO: Grandpa provides free fitness classes

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia - At 72, fitness guru K. Pathmanathan has the toned physique of a much younger man and has helped hundreds of people exercise their way to a new lease of life.

He conducts regular free aerobics sessions and is passionate about spreading the fitness message.

"All you need is your training clothes and shoes to exercise. Get out of your house. The whole outdoors is your gym," he said after leading an hour-long aerobics class at the community basketball court in SS3 here on Friday.

Pathma, a former national cricket player, said his regular sessions were like "going to the gym and having a personal trainer help you", adding that he tailored his aerobics programme to suit participants' needs.