Encouraging families to get moving this summer

Monday, 14 August, 2017

Sports and leisure centres across Tendring are encouraging families to get moving this summer as part of a Government campaign to reduce obesity.

Free Sessions are being staged at sites in Clacton, Brightlingsea, Walton, Manningtree and Dovercourt over the coming weeks before children return to school.

They are all part of the nationwide Change4Life initiative which aims to prevent people becoming overweight by encouraging them to eat better and move more.

Within each session children do a ten-minute shake up activity and there is a different one each week.

Once they have been completed the children get a stamp in a special passport to show they have taken part.

It is all being linked to Disney films such as Frozen, Beauty and the Beast and Cars to make it more fun.

All people have to do is go to the Change4Life website, put in their postcode and their nearest activity will come up.

Mick Skeels, TDC’s Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism, urges families to go along.

“These activity sessions are running until the end of August before the children go back to school,” he said. “It is a great way to promote healthier lifestyles and wellbeing.”

At Clacton Leisure Centre there are family circuits from 11am to 11.45am each Saturday; at Brightlingsea Sports Centre get Fit Have Fun Sessions are being staged on Wednesdays from 5.45pm to 6.30pm; at Walton on the Naze Lifestyles it’s parent and teen gym sessions on Mondays from 4.30pm 5pm; Manningtree Sports Centre is putting on a sporting challenge circuit training session from 4.30pm to 5pm on Wednesdays; and Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles is running a family outdoor boot camp on Mondays from 10.30am to 11am.

Last updated on: 14/08/2017 - 09:06