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Over-50s step up for Grangemouth fitness challenge

Forth Valley's over 50s stepped up to the Living it Up fitness taster challenge at a fun-packed event in Grangemouth

Forth Valley's over 50s stepped up to the Living it Up fitness taster challenge at a fun-packed event in Grangemouth

 

The over-50s were invited to step up their fitness at a special fun-packed event in Grangemouth.

Participants could take part in a variety of activities from line dancing to tai chi at Grangemouth Sports Complex.

The event, organised as a joint effort involving the Living it Up health, care and wellbeing project for the over 50s, and Active Forth, Falkirk Community Trust’s exercise referral service, promoted the health and fitness activities on offer in the area.

Living It Up project leader Ann Alison said: “Our aim was to give people tasters of physical activities they would enjoy and also keep them healthy and active.

“The turnout was great and people had a good time trying everything. Hopefully, from these tasters, people will realise thy can keep active and have fun at the same time.”

Among the more unusual activities to try were Tai Chi and Sh’bam.

Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art that combines gentle movement with self control and promotes mental and physical well being while Sh’bam is from the popular Le Mills series of work out tapes and combines Latin music with simple dance moves.

Living it Up aims to deliver health, care and wellbeing information using technology the over- 50s are comfortable using.

Lee Kelso, physical activity co-ordinator with Falkirk Community Trust, said: “We were delighted to work with Living It Up to host this event.

“It was a great success with people trying new activities and producing lots of smiles.

“We had loads to offer people looking for a new activity or class and we look forward to hearing whether people have taken up a new activity following the taster sessions.

“We would like to thanks everyone who took part.”

 

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