A Fitness and Food Club aimed at boosting the health of Torbay residents has been expanded to reach more people.
Drop-in sessions, funded by Sanctuary Housing, have been extended at Great Parks Community Centre in Paignton and also expanded to include new classes at Crafty Fox Hub in Foxhole.
Healthy eating workshops and martial arts courses were launched at Great Parks Community Centre last year as part of Sanctuary’s Love Sport programme. Their popularity has led to increased funding so sessions can continue every Monday, from noon to 2pm, until 14 August.
Residents visiting Crafty Fox Hub will also get the chance to try low impact exercises and learn more about diet and healthy food options every Thursday from 10am to 1pm until 20 July.
Imagine - Torbay Multicultural Group CIC will be running the sessions, which are all free for local residents to encourage them to get more active and eat a well-balanced diet.
Lynne Roberts, Sanctuary Housing’s neighbourhood partnerships manager for Torbay, said: “By investing in community-led projects like these through Love Sport, we can support the diverse needs and aspirations of our residents and help them to lead healthier 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. Find out more about Sanctuary’s Love Sport programme by visiting our Love Sport page.