Reds in the Community’s award-winning Fit Reds Ladies programme made a successful return for 2020 after the first eight-week course of the year saw 25 participants recently complete the initiative at Outwood Academy Shafton.
The scheme, funded by Barnsley North East Area Council, has been praised by the participants after helping to improve their general health and lifestyle.
The programme consisted of a series of two-hour workshops. In the first half of each workshop, participants were provided with information regarding diet and nutrition, where they were each given one-to-one support to customise their own food diaries and individual goals.
During the final hour of each weekly session, participants enjoyed a range of sporting activities including circuit training, boxercise, dance, netball, and rounders.
Not only did the sessions provide participants with general health benefits, but it also had huge emphasis on the social aspect, as participants got the chance to meet new people and demonstrate their teamwork and communication skills which allowed them to make friends which could last a lifetime.
Participants applauded the programme and the variety within the sessions both in the classroom and in the practical activities.
One participant said: “The classroom activities were very interesting; particularly the food labelling. It was something to think about and look at each week.
“I also loved the exercises. There was a great variety and the sessions were fun. I really felt the benefit each week.”
Another participant added: “I really enjoyed the variety of classes as it met all needs. It was interesting to learn about different areas and the sessions had good vibes and were very energetic.”