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Residents urged to keep fit this autumn

West Oxfordshire District Council is offering residents the opportunity to try sports that may have inspired them after watching the summer Olympics and Paralympics.

Budding athletes are being urged to put on their training shoes and get running by signing-up to one of the taster jogging sessions suitable for people of all levels of fitness.

For those who want to brush-up on their ball skills there are taster courses in basketball, netball and football as well as badminton sessions for racquet enthusiasts.

Pilates and kettlercise are on offer for people looking to fine tune their physical and mental health and teenagers looking to get fit with a virtual element there are spinning classes, where they can enjoy a vigorous bike ride without leaving the gym.

Paralympic sports are also included and there will be taster sessions for football, boccia and badminton.

Cllr Richard Langridge, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “We are committed to providing courses that allow residents to lead healthy lifestyles and improve their fitness levels. These courses are aimed at easing people back into activities that they either have participated in before or for some reason not been able to maintain or for those who having watched it decided they would like to give it a go.

“We are also keen to ensure that people who have additional needs can take part by laying on courses specifically for them. There are plenty of activities on offer and I urge people to use the summer Olympics as a springboard to get active this autumn.”

The above sessions are being run by GLL Better the Council’s leisure contractor. They are also part of the Go Active initiative, which aims to help everyone lead a more active lifestyle, by creating more social and fun activities to make getting fit more enjoyable. .

Football4Fun sessions start from September 10 at Witney ATP and September 13 at Windrush Leisure Centre, Back2Netball sessions begin from September 16 at Windrush Leisure Centre and Pilates sessions begin from September 11. For full information about the courses on offer or to book a place on one of the taster sessions call Sean Christie on 07595 090379

Posted : 07/09/2012 13:08:33

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