Fitness taster sessions funded by new initiative

PUBLISHED: 13:00 22 January 2013

County Councillor John Woodman hands over the £8,000 cheque to Toni McKinley of King Alfred Sports Centre. Pic: Mike Lang.

County Councillor John Woodman hands over the £8,000 cheque to Toni McKinley of King Alfred Sports Centre. Pic: Mike Lang.

Mike Lang

The £8,000 project which involves six weeks of free taster sessions is being funded by Somerset County Council, in partnership with 1610 Leisure Trust.

It aims to help people of all ages and abilities to get fit by trying out a range of sports and activities at King Alfred Sports Centre in Burnham Road.

The taster sessions includes basketball, cycling, guided walks, health and wellbeing seminars as well as dedicated fitness sessions for senior adults.

The scheme is also giving sports and community groups who take part in the initiative the chance to secure some funding.

County Councillor, John Woodman, who secured funding for the initiative said: “By investing in initiatives like this we can help to build on the Olympic legacy but it is vital that people have a say in how they want this money to be spent, and make a real change in their own health and fitness.”


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