New Year, New You with outdoor gym fitness programme

Outdoor gym programme in Lisnaskea, Lisbellaw and Derrylin in the New Year 2016

Published: 11th December 2015

A 12 week programme of weekly fitness sessions, designed to help participants build up physical activity in a gradual and healthy way, will take place at Derrylin, Lisbellaw and Lisnaskea outdoor gyms in the New Year.

The fitness sessions, which start on Sunday 10 January 2016, are organised and delivered by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and funded by the Public Health Agency’s (PHA) Healthy Towns Programme.

Sessions, which will be led by fully qualified Fermanagh and Omagh District Council fitness instructors, will take place every Sunday for 12 weeks at outdoor gyms in Lisbellaw at 11.00 am, Lisnaskea at 1.00 pm and Derrylin at 3.00 pm. Each session will last 90 minutes.

Speaking about the New Year fitness programme, Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Thomas O’Reilly, said:

“The outdoor gym facilities across the district are a great way for people to get active in their local community by using the latest outdoor fitness equipment at no cost and at a time convenient to them.

We are all prone to over indulge during the festive period. The New Year fitness programme is an excellent initiative, helping participants to start the New Year in a positive way.  The programme will introduce participants to the equipment and help them to establish a habit of exercise through support and guidance from qualified staff.”

Colette Brolly, the PHA lead on physical activity, said: “The New Year offers a great opportunity to get active and develop a positive habit that we hope participants will carry on right throughout the year. Being more active comes with the benefits of helping manage your weight, reducing your risk of developing a range of chronic conditions including type-2 diabetes and cancer and reducing anxiety and stress. The PHA’s outdoor gyms are right on your doorstep, easily accessible and free to use at any time.”

The New Year fitness programme is suitable for people aged 14 years and over. Participants will be admitted to the programme only after the completion of a health screening assessment. Participation in the programme is free of charge.

For further information about the New Year fitness programme, contact Chris Elliott, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, by telephoning 0300 303 1777 or visiting the relevant section on the Council’s website.

For helpful tips on getting active, healthier eating choices, measuring up and setting goals visit www.choosetolivebetter.com.

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