11th September 2014
Fit 4 Life West Cumbria aims to reduce the health inequalities in West Cumbria through healthy lifestyle interventions and earlier this year they were awarded £6,265.50 from the Aspatria Community Asset Fund, to run a new Healthy Living Group in Aspatria.
The primary aim of the project is exercise where individuals are referred into Fit 4 Life by a health professional for a programme of exercise under supervision of specially qualified exercise instructors.
Dougie Pomfret from Fit 4 Life says “These classes have helped people in Aspatria to increase their physical activity levels. In addition to this, the classes provide an opportunity to socialise, which is important as some of the class members would have otherwise been isolated.”
The group meets once a week to provide exercise classes followed by a social chat with tea and coffee and healthy snacks. The sessions also include healthy eating advice and tips for leading healthier lifestyles.