This summer, Torbay residents from all backgrounds can get involved in a new fitness programme thanks to Sanctuary Housing.
Sanctuary has teamed up with community organisations to run the sessions, aimed at improving both physical and mental health.
Yoga and Zumba
A partnership with So-Fly CIC is seeing a series of yoga-dance and Zumba classes take place at Great Parks Community Centre in Paignton on Tuesdays and Fridays respectively.
Sanctuary is also working with Hele Village Community Association to organise a programme of self-defence training at Windmill Community Centre. Running every Friday, the classes aim to bring families together and promote interaction between different age groups.
All of the sessions form part of Sanctuary’s Love Sport initiative, which is taking place in neighbourhoods around the country and aims to engage more than 2,250 residents in sport and fitness activities.
Sanctuary’s financial commitment to the five-year programme has been matched by Sport England, through National Lottery investment, to help deliver the sessions.
Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, Lynne Roberts, said: “Summer is an ideal time to think about getting fit and this programme offers something to residents of all ages and abilities.
“It would be fantastic to see as many residents as possible take part.”