A recently launched fitness scheme, ‘Our Parks’, will be arriving in Hailsham soon, providing free and easy access to exercise for people of all ages in the local community, though focusing on over 55s.
Group exercise classes will take place at the Western Road Recreation Ground on Saturday mornings from 9am starting on Saturday [7 April], and anyone interested in taking part will need to simply register and book online prior to attending.
Our Parks is an initiative bringing free group exercise classes, led by experienced, fully qualified and insured instructors, to parks throughout the country, in partnership with councils and local authorities.
Hailsham Town Council was successful in its funding bid, having received £5,000 from the Fields In Trust charity, and is working with project partners Hailsham Active (formerly Hailsham & District Sports Alliance) and Our Parks to deliver and operate the programme.
The programme will include a range of classes such as yoga, pilates, back-to-exercise and gentle exercise.
The scheme will run throughout the spring and summer. To join and book a space, visit www.ourparks.org.uk.
Welcoming the scheme to Hailsham, Town Mayor Councillor Nigel Coltman said: “The Our Parks exercise concept will help to provide easy access to exercise at no cost, especially for older residents who may be more prone to health problems and more limited interaction with other people.”
“All classes will be taken by fully qualified instructors and will help everyone get fit or at least have fun trying. Furthermore, classes are suitable for all fitness levels with the aim of engaging everyone regardless of age and fitness experience. So why not book a session and find out how it works!”
Deputy Town Clerk Mickey Caira said: “The Our Parks scheme aims to ensure that direct access to exercise is available to the local community. The scheme employs a bespoke technology enabling residents to register for group classes and communicate with other park users to provide a healthier, fitter and more socially active community.”
Steve Wennington, founder and chairman of Hailsham Active, said: “This is part of our wider aim to encourage more activity for every age group in town. It is now proven beyond doubt that any sort of exercise will make you feel better and become healthier.”
“Whatever your age or ability, we will welcome you to some gentle exercise and fun with a friendly encouraging team to support you. Even if it is years since you exercised, give it a try, you will amaze yourself.”
Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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