April 12, 2012 11.50 am This story is over 120 months old

Spaces left for families looking to get fit

Get fit: Families wanting to improve their child’s fitness and health can now book for sessions promoting active lifestyles.

Spaces are available for a course aimed at getting children and their parents living a healthy lifestyle while having fun in Lincoln this month.

There are 20 places left for families on the 12-week Fit Kids course held at Birchwood Leisure Centre, starting April 23.

The programme is aimed to teach children aged 8 to 11 how to live healthy and active lifestyles, while having fun.

Children will complete a variety of challenges as they learn and make new friends in the process, all the while being active.

Family support is essential for the session, so a parent or adult should accompany a child.

At the end of the course, the child will have improved their fitness level and overall BMI.

Sarah Ferneyhough is the Physical Activity Manager at Lincolnshire Sports Partnership said: “We have had excellent results from the courses we have run before.

“With a better understanding of healthy living, as well as taking part in games and activities, the clubs have a long-lasting impact on some families.

“The changes are incredible. We see children gain confidence, get fitter and encourage the whole family to lead a healthier lifestyle.”

Funded by the NHS and supported by the City of Lincoln Council, Fit Kids started in 2009, and over 500 local children have taken part so far.

The sessions take place every Monday and Thursday from 4pm to 5pm.

Booking is essential. For more information or to register, contact Dean Reed on 01522 873581 or email him.

Source: Lincolnshire Sports Partnership