Free virtual programmes encourage Malvern Hills District residents to get active
Residents of all ages are being encouraged to lace up their running shoes and to get active with two free virtual programmes.
Launching on Monday 8 June, Malvern Hills District Council (MHDC)is providing Couch to 5km and Walk Fit to help improve people's wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak.
Following a successful response with 26 participants, the Couch to 5km course has returned and aims to get people from the couch to running five kilometres in 12 weeks. The course aims to help build running confidence stamina fitness and well being as well as being social.
Walk Fit is an interval based eight week power walking programme which is ideal for complete beginners. Participants will be encouraged to take three walks per week.
Both programmes will be fully supported by MHDC's Physical Activity and Wellbeing Officer, Rachel Nicholls, who will provide support and advice through video tutorials on YouTube. There will also be an opportunity to catch up with other participants via Zoom.
Rachel Nicholls, Physical Activity and Wellbeing Officer at MHDC, said: "We received a positive response to our first virtual Couch to 5km and Walk Fit programmes so I am very pleased to provide this opportunity again. It is so important to look after your health and wellbeing, especially in the current situation, and we hope people get involved".
The programmes start on Monday, 8 June.