Families encouraged to get active in 2013

By NickiBlake on January 2nd, 2013 - comments

A programme to encourage healthy eating and active lifestyles will begin across Lincolnshire this month.

Fit Kids is a free weight management programme for families with children aged 8 – 11 years. The 12-week course is aimed at families with children who are overweight.

The sessions include fun and games, as well as healthy eating and lifestyle advice, and the course takes place in a fun and friendly group environment for the whole family.

Sarah Clarke, Physical Activity Manager at Active Lincolnshires Partnership, said:

“Leading a healthy lifestyle is a difficult thing to do; especially when life is already so busy. These courses help families to get the right balance; fitting in regular physical activity and eating a healthy diet.”

More than 500 families have taken part in the programme over the last two years and with a better understanding of healthy eating and active lifestyles; the sessions have had a long lasting impact on most of the families.

Sarah said: “The changes we see over 12 weeks are incredible; children gain confidence, get fitter and the whole family is encouraged to lead a healthier lifestyle.”

Fit Kids sessions are starting across Lincolnshire in January (full list below). Fit Kids is funded by Public Health Lincolnshire and delivered by Local Authorities in Lincolnshire. It is coordinated by Active Lincolnshires Partnership.

Upcoming sessions:

Boston

Haven High School
Starts Monday 14th January 2013
Every Monday and Tuesday
4.30pm – 6.30pm
Contact: Kelli Willmot, 01205 363 483

Gainsborough 

Trent Valley Academy
Starts Saturday 12th January 2013
Every Saturday
10.00am – 12.00noon
Contact: Jackie Brown, 01427 675 138

Grantham

Harrowby Hall
Starts Tuesday 15th January 2013
Every Tuesday and Thursday
4.00pm – 5.30pm
Contact: Kate Priestley, 07817 607 592

Lincoln

Birchwood Leisure Centre
Starts Monday 14th January 2013
Every Monday and Wednesday
4.00pm – 5.00pm
Contact: City of Lincoln Council, 01522 873 810

Yarborough Leisure Centre
Starts Tuesday 15th January 2013
Every Tuesday and Thursday
4.00pm – 5.00pm
Contact: City of Lincoln Council, 01522 873 810

Sleaford

The Source
Starts Monday 14th January 2013
Every Monday and Tuesday
4.00pm – 5.30pm
Contact: Kate Priestley, 07817 607 592

Spalding

The Fitness Company
Starts Monday 21st January 2013
Every Monday
4.00pm – 5.15pm
Contact: South Holland District Council, 01775 766 775

Click here to view a short video about the programme, and more information.