Long-serving Burntwood Leisure Centre fitness instructor retires

A long-serving Burntwood fitness instructor is hanging up her trainers.

Carol Walker

Carol Walker

Carol Walker, who has worked for Lichfield District Council for more than 30 years, retired on Wednesday (April 2).

The 71-year-old started as an aerobic instructor in 1984 and has built up a reputation for putting on energetic and fun classes, as well as bringing in record numbers of people to her weekly 50 Plus class at Burntwood Leisure Centre.

Carol said: “It’s the end of an era for me. I will miss everyone and will have quite a hole to fill after so many years on the job.”

Neil Turner, Lichfield District Council’s Director for Leisure and Parks, said: “Carol is a much valued member of the team and will be greatly missed by staff and leisure centre users.

“We wish her all the best in her well-deserved retirement.”

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