09-Mar-2022

Huntingdonshire District Council’s Active Lifestyles Team has some more beginners style courses starting after Easter.

'Swim for Health' is designed to support inactive adults to live a healthier lifestyle and manage their weight effectively and safely. The free programme consists of six water-based sessions assisting with swimming techniques as well as guidance to give participants confidence in the pool.

Alongside this, participants will receive an advice session to help with maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing weight loss in a healthy, sensible and sustainable way.

The next cohort of sessions will take place at:

  • One Leisure St Neots, Wednesdays, 9.15am - 10am, starting 20 April

  • One Leisure St Ives, Thursdays, 2.15pm - 3pm, starting 21 April

  • One Leisure Ramsey, Fridays, 9.15am - 10am, starting 22 April

The team is also planning another 'Shoot for Health' course. The initial eight-session programme involves playing football, whilst helping participants to become fitter and healthier by increasing their activity and fitness levels.

Alongside this, participants will receive advice to help with maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing weight loss in a healthy, sensible and sustainable way. Time and location of the session is yet to be confirmed, but you can get in touch with the team if you are interested and state your preferred location.

Swim for Health and Shoot for Health are designed for inactive adults (who partake in less than 30 minutes per week) with a Body Mass Index (BMI) between 25 to 45.

The team is also offering another 'Beginners Indoor Cycling' course. The free six-session programme provides a safe space to become confident on the bike in class, before transitioning into a 'mainstream' session.

The next cohort will take place at:

  • One Leisure St Ives, Mondays, 5pm - 5.45pm, starting 25 April

All courses are free of charge to participants and funded by the Healthy You service. Healthy You supports community based programmes aimed at increasing physical activity and building community resilience particularly for people who are currently inactive.

To get involved in any of these programmes, or to find out if there are any other activities you could get involved in, contact activelifestyles@huntingdonshire.gov.uk or call 01480 388858. Please note, spaces are limited.