Twice weekly exercise classes introduced at Charter House
For most of
us, it’s a lot easier to get fatter than fitter. The TV can be more tempting
than the treadmill and – unlike delicious discounted doughnuts – gym
memberships can cost a fortune.
More often than not, the sofa wins over the spin class.
However, as you
probably know, many people aren’t even given the opportunity to
exercise. And we don’t think that’s fair.
If the local gym doesn’t have wheelchair access or inclusive classes, and it feels a bit too ‘quiet’ to take someone that tends to be disruptive, then people with specific needs miss out, and we don’t want that.
|The Guardian reported back in 2012 that “Just 18% of disabled adults |
undertake physical activity for more than 30 minutes a week,
compared with 38% of non-disabled adults” and that was attributed
to “many local facilities [being] partially inaccessible, difficult to navigate and expensive to join. Some did not have specialist gym equipment
and nearly half lacked staff trained in disability awareness.”
| The Huffington Post reported on a survey which “found that 83% of |
people with disabilities would like to take part in more physical activity.
“What’s more, 66% of the survey participants with disabilities said they
would be more active if “barriers were removed”.
That’s why we’ve introduced inclusive exercise classes here at Charter House that are open to all.
This is fun,
accessible fitness with no judgement.
Much like our Saturday morning cafe, you know you can come and get involved without fear of disturbing anybody or worrying about wheelchair access, toilets/changing facilities etc. In fact, there’s really no excuse not to come and join in!
Classes are only £2 per session
Mondays 3.30pm – 4.30pm and Thursdays 5pm – 6pm
Classes are run by Michelle, a fully qualified trainer and are designed so that you can go at your own pace. This means our classes are suitable for everyone.
These sessions are perfect for anyone with disabilities as the very experienced staff here at Charter House will be on hand throughout.
So what are you waiting for? Come and join us.
|What else could you do to improve your fitness?|
Walk the walk, and talk the talk
The NHS suggests that if you can walk, there’s no easier way to increase
your activity levels. Try to include walking in your daily routine.
Find a friend to walk with or join a walking group for some
|Inclusive fitness in Burnley and beyond|
As well as our exercise classes, the Council highlights here some other
fun, inclusive fitness opportunities available across Lancashire.