Active Family Fitness Sessions to continue being delivered across Powys

22 June 2022

Freedom Leisure

Not-for-profit leisure trust, Freedom Leisure, has secured funding to continue delivering its Active Family Fitness Sessions across five of its Powys sites. Working with their partners Sports Powys, Powys County Council’s sports development team, Freedom Leisure looks forward to continue providing an exercise programme for the whole family and an opportunity for everyone to exercise together during the sessions.

“We are delighted to continue working with our wide-ranging partners across Powys – Sports Powys Teams, Powys Teaching Health Board School Nursing Team, Midwifery and Health Visitor Team, and the Youth Service – who are key to signposting participants into our sessions.”

Craig Jones, Family Project Manager

“It is positive news that Freedom Leisure have secured future funding for the Active Families Scheme, which has already delivered significant benefits to many families in Powys. Working with the Powys Sports Development team, and other partners, to promote activity, exercise and a healthy lifestyle, is more important than ever following the restrictions placed on residents and communities during the Covid-19 pandemic. I urge families to take up the opportunities that are available and become an “Active Family”.

Cllr David Selby, Portfolio Holder for a More Prosperous Powys

The scheme will use circuit-based training to promote exercise and healthy lifestyles, adapt motivational strategies, and create safe exercise sessions targeted at parents and children aged 8-15 years.

Instructors will be upskilled in Awareness Planning and Delivering Exercise for Children which will enable them to develop an understanding of behaviour management, child development and building strong relationships to provide a safe and enjoyable environment.

“I love teaching Active Families sessions. It’s great to see the children enjoying participating in physical activity with their parents. The emphasis is on fun and the health benefits occur as a bi-product of that. The fitness elements are almost hidden within the games and everyone leaves feeling like they have had a good time.”

Natalie Hawkins, Active Family Fitness Instructor

The scheme is available until March 2023 at the following Freedom Leisure Powys locations:

  • The Flash Leisure Centre (Welshpool). Tel: 01938 555952
  • Llandrindod Wells Sports Centre. Tel: 01597 824249
  • Maldwyn Leisure Centre (Newtown). Tel: 01686 628771
  • Ystradgynlais Sports Centre. Tel: 01639 844854
  • Brecon Leisure Centre. Tel: 01874 623677

“Sessions areexciting and fun, always well explained, organised, and run within everyone’s limits of their fitness. We like how we are all able to exercise together and wish we had more sessions like this through the week.”

Eleri Thomas, Mum of 2 Children Attending

Please contact your nearest Freedom Leisure site from those mentioned above for more details and to find out how to join these sessions.