10:30AM, Wednesday 03 February 2016
A fitness week which gives residents the chance to try out sports for free has been held in the Royal Borough.
From aerobics to cycling, more than 100 sessions were on offer for residents of the borough to try out over the week.
The aim of the initiative is to encourage residents to take part in sport on a weekly basis and boost their levels of exercise.
Glow sports, wheelchair basketball and walking football are among the sports which have been tried out at sports centres across Windsor and Maidenhead.
On Tuesday, January 26 residents in Eton Wick took part in an aerobics session for over-50s at Eton Wick Youth Club, in Eton Wick Road.
Speaking last week, Jatinder Rakhra, from Fit for Life, said: “The week is going really well. We’ve had a lot of interest from residents.
“Nordic walking was very popular on Monday morning and yoga has also been fully booked.
“The week is a great chance for us to build links with the local clubs in the borough so it’s been a great week so far.”
Free NHS health checks were also made available during the week for people aged 40-74 without a pre-existing condition.
Fit for Life is run in partnership with the boroughs sports development team as part of Sport England’s Community Sport Activation Fund which supports grassroots sports.
Sessions ended on Sunday. Visit www.getactiverbwm.org
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