‘I had had a sedentary job since 1974 and I needed rehab after getting surgery on the discs in my back,’ she said.
After doctors said she needed to build muscle tone, she decided to ‘take charge’ and started yoga classes at Kenwick Community Centre.
Now 71 and doing two classes per week with her husband, Ms Willmott said she was stronger than ever before in her life.
‘Now I get up in the morning and I’m ready for the day,’ she said.
‘I’m not sitting around waiting for the end of my life’