RESIDENTS living in a Drumchapel care home will benefit from fitness classes thanks to fitness workers.

Tony and Joe Burns, who own and run Burns Gym, in Glasgow city centre, have offered health and fitness classes to Almond View Care Home residents.

The duo already provide for other care homes and so when they approached Almond View, manager Karen Hendry snapped up the chance to bring them in.

Margaret Eadie – pictured second left alongside Joe Burns, Doreen Devine, Tony Burns and Nancy Law – said she is looking forward to the sessions.

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Fellow resident Simon had a laugh with Joe when he was told he could develop “muscles like Popeye”.

Ms Hendry told the Post: “There’s strong evidence that people who are active have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, depression and dementia.

“Evidence suggests regular exercise can reduce the risk of falling in older adults. We find that it increases appetite, improves mood, improves sleeping and is a benefit for our residents.”