Admittedly, primarily a newspaper is made to be read. But it is also almost multifunctional: it is often used for wrapping and some people swear by newsprint when cleaning windows. And the gymnastics group of the bamberg diaconia senior citizens’ meeting place has come up with a very special use: they use it for sports.
"We use almost anything you can get your hands on," explains group leader. We do sporting exercises with towels, beer mats and newspapers, but also with balls, gym bands or frisbee discs", explains group leader ingrid pamperl. The exercise equipment is used for simple coordination and movement exercises. Sometimes there are legs sitting, sometimes it is standing on one leg. And since everything is always better with music, there is music to go with every exercise. The repertoire ranges from oldies to current hits.