Free Fitness & Fun
for Redbridge and Waltham Forest groups
Are you a group of 12-15 people who would like to take part in 20 weeks free
1 hour sporting & physical activity sessions?
Fit for Fun provides 20 weeks of free exercise classes for voluntary and community sector groups in the borough. Groups apply to take part by choosing a healthy activity they want to do and are matched to a fully qualified and vetted instructor. The sessions last for an hour and feedback from all the groups shows that they have fun! Activities groups are undertaking include yoga, Tai Chi, chair based exercise, line dancing, keep fit, dance, aerobics, bhangra dance, hooping, legs tums & bums, street dance and basketball. Our monitoring and evaluation have shown real results in participants' general health and well-being and have revealed how participants want to keep on improving their health as they begin to feel better and fitter.
We also explore ways to sustain the exercise activity with groups during the programme to ensure that they can continue with their activity after the 20 free weeks have finished. The majority of groups carrying on beyond the funded period have done so through self funding. We have supported others to make successful applications for grants from several funding sources to continue with the exercise.
Contact Tracy Andrews, the Fit for Fun Project Manager, on 020 8514 9618 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.