Ladies Activity Programme launched

29th March 2019

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has just launched a new health and exercise initiative designed to help women get active.

The free 12-week circuits programme, funded by the Public Health Agency (PHA) as part of its Healthy Towns West Programme, is aimed at women aged 18 years and over who take little or no exercise.

The programme will commence on Wednesday 3 April 2019 at the West End Community Centre, Enniskillen at 5.45pm and sessions will last for one hour.

Speaking about the forthcoming programme, Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Howard Thornton, said:

“Fermanagh and Omagh District Council recognises and promotes the benefits of leading an active lifestyle which is one of the key themes of the Fermanagh and Omagh Community Plan. The Council is delighted to be working once again in partnership with the PHA to deliver this programme for women. Leading an active lifestyle is vital for physical and mental health and wellbeing. It is important that we find time in our increasingly busy lives to factor in the opportunity to exercise and I would ask prospective participants to encourage a friend, neighbour or family member to sign up to this potentially life changing opportunity.”

Collette Brolly, the PHA lead on physical activity, said:

“A great way to get active is to do something you like and that’s why this programme is so fantastic as you will have the opportunity to take part in an activity that you enjoy but might not have participated in for a number of years, or to allow you the opportunity to try something new.

It’s important to stay active right throughout our lives, as being physically active can have the positive benefits of; helping maintain your weight, reducing the risk of developing chronic conditions including some cancers and Type 2 diabetes, as well as reducing anxiety and stress.”

Availability on the programme is limited and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis with registration available from Friday 29 March 2019 at 9.00am. All participants will be required to complete a pre-exercise questionnaire. Participation on the programme is free of charge.

For further information and to download a registration form, visit the relevant section on the Council’s website. Alternatively contact Chris Elliott, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council by telephone on 0300 303 1777 (all calls charged at local rate), textphone on 028 8225 6216 or email chris.elliott@fermanaghomagh.com.

For tips on getting active, making healthier food choices and advice on setting yourself targets, visit www.choosetolivebetter.com