Barwell Parish Council

Serving the people of Barwell

Fitness Friends - Would you like to go for a walk but don’t want to go alone?

Fitness Friends - Would you like to go for a walk but don’t want to go alone?

We are all being encouraged to undertake more exercise. As we are now allowed to meet up with one other individual, respecting social distancing, we have recruited a number of volunteer Fitness Friends, in collaboration with Next Generation. The Fitness Friends volunteers will accompany our residents on walks (weather dependant). The aim is to encourage and motivate you to go outside, into a safe environment, with a volunteer who will support you, whilst feeling confident and secure.

Walking is simple, free and suitable for people of all ages and most abilities, making it one of the easiest physical activity options. Regular walking, at a moderate pace, can also have a positive impact on your physical, mental and social health.

The Fitness Friend would call you to arrange a suitable date and time. The Fitness Friend would then meet you at your house and undertake some form of gentle exercise.

Please feel free to call me on 01455 255908 for a chat about the scheme or email helen.smith@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk. There is more information about the service online at www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/coronasupport.

Posted: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 16:21 by Deputy Clerk

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