NLL Legend Betty Cassidy

Thursday, 29 September 2016 NLL Latest News

It’s time to announce our NLL Legend for the month of September. We had a number of fantastic and inspiring stories to choose from, but Betty stood out for us this month. At the age of 80 years old, Betty is still going strong and is living proof of how physical activity and exercise can to keep you in shape and looking great no matter what age you are.

Betty has been putting us all to shame attending Body Attack every week. You will always find her at the front of the class leading from the front and never missing a move! Betty recently turned 80 years old and is a prime example of ‘age is just a number’. She has been inspiring us all with her dedication to fitness and has such an incredible personality; you can’t help but smile in her presence.

Read Betty’s full story below.


How long have you been a member?

10 years in total. I signed up after I retired.

What venue do you attend?

Sir Matt Busby Sports Complex in Bellshill, I live locally.

What do you use on your membership?

I mainly use it for the great fitness classes. The class that I go to is body attack which I attend once a week with my friend who lives across the street from me.

What made you sign up for your membership?

I retired at the age of 70 and I always enjoyed being active, I liked going out on long walks. I enjoy keeping fit and that’s why I decided to sign up for the membership.

Did you have a goal? If so, did you achieve it?

I don’t really have a goal. It was always just to keep fit as I enjoy it and it allows me to socialise with my friends.

What motivates you?

I am a hard worker and always have been. I am just lucky that I still have the energy at 80 years old.

Do you have any advice to someone thinking of signing up for our membership?

Just do it, you can do it! Everyone is welcoming and you will enjoy exercising once you start.

Any comments you would like to add?

Everyone is lovely from reception staff, venue staff, gym instructors, fitness instructors and all the ladies who attend the body attack class. I am a shy person and everyone has been so welcoming. The class had an 80th birthday celebration for me which was a great surprise.

Our Body Attack instructor has been teaching the class for 10 years and had some fantastic words to say “Betty is an inspiration to us all, every week she’s at the front of the class smiling and eager to exercise. Betty is a pleasure to have in the class”

Congratulations Betty on being our NLL Legend for the month of September.

Who will be next?

Keep an eye on our social media channels for the next instalment of NLL Legend.


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