100-mile virtual step challenge round Fife's 12 closed leisure centres

Fifers have been challenged to take up a virtual 100-mile step challenge around all 12 of the region’s leisure centres.
Virtual step challenge launched around Fife's leisure centresVirtual step challenge launched around Fife's leisure centres
Virtual step challenge launched around Fife's leisure centres

With all facilities closed during lockdown, the keep fit idea has been developed by Fife Sports and Leisure Trust.

It wants people to sign up and share photos, videos and testimonials on their step challenge which launches on February 6 and runs until April 3.

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They can walk or run the equivalent distances between all 12 of the trust’s sites - and the challenge can be completed by steps indoors or outdoor.

Participants can keep track of their steps by downloading the trust’s own app which can be paired with a variety of wearable devices.

The trust is also hoping that those taking part may take the opportunity to raise funds for its Fife Health and Wellbeing Fund which helps deliver its health and wellbeing programme supporting local people living with long-term health conditions such as cancer, dementia, diabetes and heart incidents with specially-designed physical activity sessions.

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The trust’s furloughed staff are also being urged to take part .

Fiona Prendergast, wellbeing and programming manage, said: “We’d love as many people as possible to sign up - it’s a great way to stay active and continue to feel the health and wellbeing benefits of physical activity.

“The challenge can be carried out indoors or outdoors, and, we’re encouraging participants to share their experiences and progress online with others so it’s a great way to engage with people while we can’t attend our usual gym sessions or fitness classes.

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