Introduction to Exercise classes are aimed at people who need a bit of help getting back into things. The sessions are Circuit based but also mixed with Boxercise, Badminton, Soccercise and even Pilates.
All classes are adaptable to your own ability level and take any medical conditions into account in this friendly, fun environment showing the benefits of exercise. The sessions are delivered with the aim of improving the participants’ healthy lifestyle, whilst giving you the chance to meet new people and achieve similar goals.
We spoke to Maddy, who has been coming to these sessions for four and a half years, to learn more about how she is finding the sessions.
“I was recommended Intro to Exercise by my GP. I brought my mum along with me to the first session as I didn’t want to go alone, and it was great. It’s still brilliant and we both love it”.
“It’s a real sort of community thing and I wouldn’t have met any of these lovely people if it wasn’t for this class”
“I have dropped a lot of weight, and I am a lot stronger. I can lift more now than I was able to before, and the coaches are giving me tips on ways that I can build up my core and arm strength. I was on 2K weights and I am now on 3K. These sessions have been very beneficial to my mental health, and I am happy with the progress I have made”.
During the pandemic, we made the decision to host these sessions virtually which we still continue for those who are unable to attend in-person classes. Therefore, those who attend online are still able to get their weekly exercise whilst socialising with the rest of the group.