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Town urges over 50s to step up to fitness

SOLIHULL Council is inviting people aged 50 and over to get active through its Step Into Solihull scheme.

SOLIHULL Council is inviting people aged 50 and over to get active through its Step Into Solihull scheme.

The initiative encourages residents to keep fit through gentle exercise including Tai chi and walking- people can even learn how to keep fit whilst sitting down through the scheme’s chair based exercise programme!

The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor David Bell, will be at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre next week to meet some of the people involved in the scheme including the Striders and Strollers- a walking group which was developed through the project last year.

Councillor Diana Holl-Allen, cabinet member for quality of life and neighbourhoods, said: “We know how important it is to keep active in order to lead a healthy lifestyle and this scheme offers people fun and sociable ways to do so. There are great activities on offer to people in the borough and we urge residents to make the most of them.”

Step into Solihull activities run across the borough regularly with Tai chi sessions taking place at Bosworth Community Hall every Monday and at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre every Friday.

Health walks take place every fortnight with the Striders and Strollers at various spots across the borough including Kingshurst, Chelmsley Wood, Shirley, Smith’s Wood, Tudor Grange and Dorridge.

For more information about Step into Solihull contact Jagjit Lidher, Project Manager, on 0121 704 8075.

 

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