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Torbay families kick start martial arts sessions

30 November 2016

Torbay residents are getting a kick out of new martial arts sessions aimed at boosting their fitness levels.

Go For It sponsor Sanctuary Housing is funding the exercise classes at Great Parks Community Centre in Paignton as part of its Love Sport programme.

Alongside these sessions, Sanctuary is also supporting healthy eating classes for the Fitness and Food Club in the Queen Elizabeth Drive venue.

Adults and children aged at least 14 are being encouraged to try their hand at martial arts on Mondays between midday and 2pm, while residents of all ages can also drop in to healthy eating sessions at the same time.

Sessions organised by Imagine - Torbay Multicultural Group CIC will run up until 31 March and are free until 27 January 2017. They will then cost just £1.50 per person.

Lynne Roberts, Sanctuary Housing’s neighbourhood partnerships manager for Torbay, said: “Martial arts is a fun and empowering way to exercise and we hope that families will come along and enjoy these sessions. By supporting the Fitness and Food Club, we are also helping residents live happy and healthy lives.”

Sanctuary’s nationwide Love Sport programme, a partnership with Sport England, aims to engage more than 2,250 people in sport and fitness activities in neighbourhoods across the country.

Sanctuary’s investment in the five-year programme has been match-funded by Sport England, through National Lottery investment, to help deliver the sport and activity sessions.


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