Fight festive flab and get fit for life

Fight festive flab and get fit for life

Fight festive flab and get fit for life
Cllr Eileen Quick
The chance to try sports from cycling and fencing to walking football for free are on offer in the Royal Borough as part of Fit For Life Week.

The initiative runs from Saturday, January 17, to Sunday, January 25, with activities open for anyone living in the Windsor and Maidenhead area aged 14 and up.

The aim is to promote activities including running, swimming, cycling and walking and highlight the benefits of exercising on a regular basis.

There are more than 100 sporting sessions on offer and free NHS health checks will be available for people aged 40-74 without a pre-existing condition as part of the initiative.

Cllr Eileen Quick, cabinet member for leisure and libraries, said: "This is an excellent chance for our residents to try some new sports for free and maybe find a new hobby to take up.

"There are a wide range of sports on offer thanks to sports clubs and leisure centres throughout the borough, so this is a great opportunity for residents to take up a new activity and start to get fitter and healthier."

The borough was one of 36 local authorities, charities and other organisations to receive a share of £5.9m from Sport England’s Community Sport Activation Fund to support grassroots sports activity across England.

The total cost of the project in the borough is £233,000, including £146,888 from Sport England, to encourage more physical activity over a three-year period.

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