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Free 'Run for Fun' beginner weight loss sessions launch in Wisbech

New free Run for Fun sessions are being launched in Wisbech for adults who consider themselves to be overweight.

Indoor running

The sessions will form part of a free 12-week programme of support for people who want to live more healthily and lose weight.

The sessions are being offered by Fenland District Council's Active Fenland team.

Cllr Sam Clark said: "This is another great initiative from our Active Fenland team to help people achieve happier, healthier lives.

"It's for any adult who feels they need to lose weight and wants help and support to do that.

"The atmosphere will be fun, friendly and encouraging. It's all about taking a first step together. It doesn't matter if you've never even run for a bus before!"

Attendees will be given an information booklet full of simple weekly goals, like trying to be well hydrated, considering portion size and swapping for healthier snacks, to help them strive towards better health between sessions.

Anyone who is over 18 and either considers themselves to be overweight, has a BMI over 25 or is undertaking less than 30 minutes of exercise a week can qualify for the sessions.

Session dates

A taster session is being held 7pm to 8pm, Tuesday 7 February, at Thomas Clarkson Academy Sports Hall, Corporation Road, Wisbech, PE13 2SE.

The taster session provides an opportunity to try the session out, meet the coaches and see if it is right for you. All that is required is suitable clothing and footwear for running inside a sports hall and plenty to drink.

The 12-week programme will run at the same times and location, from Tuesday 21 Feburary to Tuesday 9 May.

The Wisbech sessions are the first in a planned series of similar 12-week programmes in the district. Details of other sessions are being finalised. Others may focus on different forms of activity and will be based in different locations.

  • Booking is essential. To book email or call 07517 532129.
  • Active Fenland runs a wide range of low cost and no cost exercise classes and activities for all abilities across the district. Find out more: Active Fenland
  • BMI is just one health indicator and a high BMI does not automatically mean someone needs to lose weight. You can calculate your BMI via the NHS BMI calculator

January 2023

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