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Residents feeling inspired to get fitter after a summer filled with lots of major sporting events are being encouraged to take up community exercise classes by the councils Sports Development Team.

From the fantastic achievement of our Lionesses in the Euro 2022, the exhilaration of Wimbledon and of course the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, it’s already been an exciting summer of major events which can often leave viewers wanting to improve their own activity levels, get fitter and be healthier.

As a result, the council’s Sports Development Team are encouraging more people to take up Community Exercise Classes to take their first steps towards getting their fitness back on track. With a range of classes, most suited to residents available during the daytime, the team offer activities such as active seniors, walks for health, Strong and Steady, Joint Effort, other sessions targeted at specific health conditions and those designed to help aid weight loss.

Over the coming weeks, the team will be actively promoting their sessions letting people know exactly what classes they could join in with each day of the week to suit them.

On top of that, the team are so keen to get more people active that they have arranged funding so that all community exercise classes will be absolutely free for the first two weeks of September.

Portfolio Holder for Health and Well Being, Cllr Shirley Webb, said: “Our community exercise sessions are designed for people who are uncomfortable with or unable to access privately run exercise sessions in the usual way, but want to take the first steps towards becoming healthier. There’s lots of different sessions to suit everyone’s needs with a wide variety of activities to try out. See what classes you could take this week.”

For details of which classes are running on which days, go to or keep an eye on the council’s social media channels.

For more information or to discuss which class is most suited to your needs, contact Sports Development on 01527 881404 or email Sports Development