By Aileen Ross - Sports Therapist and Pilates Instructor at Halos Clinic
Counting Steps and reaching fitbit targets has become somewhat of an obsession for many of us. The NHS guidelines for adults say that we should be active daily and over the course of a week, activity should add up to 150 minutes (2.5hrs) of moderate exercise. If you are currently inactive 150 minutes a week of moderate exercise may seem daunting and you might not know where to start especially if you don’t like fitness classes and gyms. Exercising outside in the winter is not always easy (or fun) especially as the ground is often wet, boggy and muddy.
In 2016 members of Holland Sports Club started fundraising for the new trim trail and in 2018 one of their members was inspired to set up the Holland Sports Get Fit Club (HSGFC); a free community club to help local people get active more often. Using the new trim trail at Holland Sports and the facilities at Mill Lane Recreation Ground, the club is run by a dedicated set of volunteers and qualified fitness professionals, including Aileen Ross (our Sports Therapist) and Freyah Tidswell (one of our Osteopaths). The club will be offering free weekly community training sessions, stretching and health advice.
If you want to start being more active come along to the opening of the trim trail on Saturday 24th November at 11am; the Get Fit Club will be offering advice and running a taster ‘get fit’ session.