Thursday, February 4, 2010

Burry Port Gym Owner Still Fighting Fit After 53 Years [audio]

“A lot has changed since Ted McKibbin bought an old wooden hut in 1957 and opened his own gym. But a few rules are still strictly observed: No under-14s can use the weights. No steroids. And definitely no posing. Mr McKibbin, now aged 83, is proud that the gym that bears his name near the railway station in Burry Port, Carmarthenshire, remains so traditional. That said, over the years he has added considerably to the solitary set of barbells that furnished the redundant telephone exchange he bought for £50 to establish Ted's Gym. The wooden walls have been replaced by brick and it has grown into three rooms and now boasts weight, cycling, rowing and running machines. ‘I have always been fit and used to train in the house - my mother used to let us train in the parlour,’ he said. ‘Then one day...

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