Outdoor fitness sessions launched at Fife leisure centres

Fife Sports and Leisure Trust has announced the start of its outdoor group fitness programme while doors remain closed on its facilities due to Covid restrictions.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 7:00 am

The charitable trust has re-introduced its popular outdoor programme in line with the latest Scottish Government Covid announcement as it awaits the go ahead to welcome back customers to indoor facilities and programmes.

The outdoor sessions are currently available at Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre, Duloch Leisure Centre and Cowdenbeath Leisure Centre and need to be booked online in advance.

And the Trust has been able to resume its outdoor walking programme for its health programme participants supporting people living with long-term health conditions such as cancer, diabetes, obesity, COPD and cardiac incidents.

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Sarah King-Fury from Glenrothes was one of the first customers back this year – she attended an outdoor kettlebell session at Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre.

Vicki Dunbar, fitness instructor for Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, said: “Our health class participants are really keen to get back to some form of group physical activity, not just from the opportunity to get active, but the chance to see other people.

"What has become clear is that people have struggled during this winter lockdown more than the last one. I'm really proud of our team and their efforts to stay in touch with our health programme users – from the feedback we are getting people have found it very helpful. It’s has really given me a boost seeing them all again."

Sarah King-Fury from Glenrothes was one of the first customers back this year – she attended an outdoor kettlebell session at Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre. She said: “The outdoor session has been a great motivator.”

David Cunningham also attended the session at Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre, he said: “It was great to be back doing group exercise and actually see people not via a screen. The workout was brilliant, Covid safe and organised.”

David Cunningham also attended the session at Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre in Glenrothes.

Fiona Prendergast, wellbeing and programming manager for Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, said: “While we wait for wider Covid restrictions to be eased, we are very pleased to be able to offer our outdoor programme for customers, and, due to demand, we will be looking to add more sessions. We have delivered outdoor sessions previously and we are confident with the protocols we have in place to ensure a safe experience for customers.

For further information, visit www.fifeleisure.org.uk

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