Age has no limits: 81-year-old ‘Fitness Gran’ takes TikTok by storm

Erika Rischko is an 81-year-old grandmother from Langenfeld in Germany who is taking TikTok by storm with her fitness and dance videos.

Nicknamed “Fitness Gran,” Rischko has been sharing her exercise challenges and performing dance routines with her partner, Dieter. Her daughter shoots many of the TikToks.

The videos are much loved by her 125,000 followers on the platform, which is most popular amongst teenagers for its viral lip-syncing videos and dance challenges.

When Germany went into lockdown last spring due to COVID-19, Rischko decided to film and post her first video. Since then, she has posted over 100 TikToks of her doing exercises like planks and pull-ups, which have racked up more than two million likes from users across the world.

Rischko hopes to inspire others with her invigorating TikToks, adding, “Dancing is something I think we should do much more of. I would also like to go out dancing more often.”

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