A Waterford health and fitness centre is trying to help inactive people take up exercise.
It comes as World Health Organisation research shows 4 out of 10 Irish women and 3 out of 10 Irish men aren’t getting enough physical activity.
The Kingfisher is running a free introductory six week course of exercise classes and gym classes from the 1st of October.
Adam Wright is a fitness instructor at the Kingfisher. He says that worldwide around a third of people are not getting enough exercise for health. “There’s massive health benefits to bringing your activity levels up to at least the minimum, if not further, helping to stave off non-communicable diseases like diabetes, heart disease, even certain forms of cancer.” He added that “there’s mental health benefits as well that come along with that”.
Al least 30 minutes of moderate activity, 5 days a week (150 minutes a week) is recommended for anyone over the age of 16.
In association with Ireland Active the Kingfisher Waterford will be running a 6 week course of exercise classes and gym visits specifically aimed at less active members of the community. It will consist of two instructor lead exercise classes and one solo entry to our facilities a week for 6 weeks. The classes will be Monday evening at 8.00pm and Friday morning at 7.00am.
Adam Wright says “it’s just to help people who may be a bit nervous about going to the gym to reach that minimum.”
To sign up call 051 850300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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