They call themselves the grannies. They belong to a boxing group near the South African capital, Johannesburg. The 75-to-80-year-old women are fighting the pains of aging while keeping their bodies fit.
Mariam Barie is one of the boxing grannies.
The "Boxing Gogos" stretch as they take part in a session hosted by the "A Team Gym" in Cosmo City in Johannesburg on September 19, 2017. The advice I give to other grannies like me is that they should leave the old way of telling themselves that they are old, and that they are grannies, and to try their best. Just because you are a granny does not mean you need to burden yourself with that word "granny." You need to wake yourself up and show that you are a granny with life.
The group started five years ago with a special, aerobic exercise training program. Nqobile Khumalo is one of the boxing trainers.
We were doing fitness...they saw my gloves. And then they just tried them on. And then since from there, they just never stopped.
Boxer Constance Guban seems to have turned back time.
I feel young. I feel like I'm 16, but my age is 80, yes.
Boxing is more than just good exercise for at least one of the grannies. Germina Maluleka learned recently that she has cancer. She says boxing gives her new hope for the future.
The gym has helped me through my illness. When I was starting out I had a problem with my feet. I used to have swollen feet. Since going to the gym I do not have that problem anymore. I never used to have a problem with my knees, with my legs, but the gym helped me a lot.
The trainers say the grannies are inspiring a younger generation to get fit at an earlier age.
1.take part in 参加
Students should do surveys, visit museums, take part in charity work and hand in reports for teachers to decide on their marks.
2.aerobic exercise 有氧运动
Yes, I know any kind of aerobic exercise relieves depression.
3.keep fit 保持健康
We can keep fit by going in for exercise.
4.try one's best 竭尽全力
Don't give up. Just try your best.
不要放弃 。只管尽你最大的努力 。
5.And then they just tried them on. And then since from there, they just never stopped.
try on 试穿
Try on clothing and shoes to make sure they fit.
Will you try on the coat?
6.When I was starting out I had a problem with my feet.
start out 起初，从……开始
Daly was a fast-talking Irish-American who had started out as a salesman.
I'm careful to start out by saying clearly what I want.
玛丽亚姆 巴列就说这样一位练拳击的奶奶 。
2017年9月19日，“拳击奶奶”们参加了约翰尼斯堡Cosmo City“一起来健身”举办的拳击赛事 。对于那些跟我年龄相仿的奶奶们，我的建议是，他们应该抛弃过去那种承认自己已经老去、已经是奶奶辈儿的方式，而是应该竭尽全力 。就算年纪已经是奶奶辈儿的，也不必给自己贴上“奶奶”这个标签的负担，而是应该振奋起来，证明自己是个有生活的老奶奶 。
该组织始于五年前一个特殊的有氧运动培训项目 。丘比尔 库马洛是其中一个拳击教练 。
我们当时做了健身……他们看到我戴着手套 。然后他们就说要试着戴一下 。而从那之后，他们从未停止过训练 。
拳击手康士坦茨湖 古班仿佛让时间倒流了 。
拳击对于这些老奶奶来说，不只是好的健身方式 。最近，葛米娜 马璐勒卡得知自己患有癌症 。她表示，拳击给了她未来生活的新希望 。
健身房帮我挺过了疾病 。一开始，我的脚有问题 。我以前一直都脚肿 。但自从去健身房以后，脚肿的问题就没了 。而且虽然我的膝盖和腿以前也没啥问题，但健身房让它们更健康了 。