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Date: 30/08/2017

A 12 week fitness programme has been announced to encourage Wychavon residents to get fit and healthy this autumn.

The Fortis Living project – which is in partnership with Wychavon District Council and fitness facility Metta Box Crossfit Droitwich – commences on Monday 11 September and all sessions are free.
The sessions – which are funded by Wychavon District Council as part of its Get Wychavon Active initiative - are offered to all Fortis Living residents who live in the Wychavon area; booking is not required.
Caroline Winnall, Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator at Fortis Living explained : “Looking after the health and wellbeing of our residents is a key element of our work.  Our team work closely with our customers to understand and respond to local needs and to help create successful, resilient and healthy local communities.  This current initiative is all part of our strong social purpose and we would encourage residents to come along and join in the fun!”
The timetable is as follows :
·        Mondays, 6.00pm – 7.00pm, yoga at The Rifleman’s Arms;
·        Tuesdays, 10.00am – 11.00am, pilates at Westlands Community Centre;
·        Wednesdays, 7.00pm – 8.00pm, zumba at Westlands Community Centre;
·        Fridays, 10.00am – 11.00am, bhangra – for both adults and children - at Westlands Community Centre;
·        Fridays, 6.00pm – 7.00pm, crossfit at Metta Box Crossfit Droitwich.
Fortis Living has been working in partnership with the council – to help deliver the Get Wychavon Active initiative – since July 2014.  Since then more than 19,000 people have taken part in a variety of sporting activities across the district, ranging from bhangra dancing to indoor bowls including 36 Couch to 5k sessions that encouraged 800 previously inactive people to take up running.  As well as offering free community roadshow activities at village fetes and town events, the scheme has provided discounted swimming, gym and fitness sessions at local leisure centres.
Mark Williams, Sports Development Officer for Wychavon District Council concluded : “We are delighted to be supporting Fortis Living with its health and fitness classes.  Through this project we hope to make a big difference to residents’ lives from the benefits of physical activity and making healthier lifestyle choices as a result.”
Fortis Living provides more than 15,000 homes throughout Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.
For further information please contact Caroline Winnall, Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator at Fortis Living on 01905 670258.