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Next steps for We Move, She Moves

Last Modified July 03, 2017

Exciting new activity sessions for women and girls are set to get underway from next week in Hertsmere after an enthusiastic response to our call for ideas.

Sessions in High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) will be starting in Potters Bar, Bushey and Borehamwood from next week as part of the borough’s We Move, She Moves programme. HIIT classes feature short bursts of exercise with periods of rest, designed to help burn calories at a faster rate. In addition, new drop-in tennis and suspension training classes, a form of outdoor exercise aimed at developing strength, balance and core stability, will begin next month. The HIIT and drop-in tennis sessions cost as little as £4 each and the four-week suspension training course costs £20.

These new sessions have been introduced after around 250 people completed an online survey on how our award-winning activity programme should develop and expand in the future. Additionally, over the summer shoppers in Borehamwood will get the chance to give We Move, She Moves a funding boost. The programme will be among three projects customers can vote for in the Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme from 1 July.

Cllr Caroline Clapper, the council’s new Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Health, said: “Summer is the perfect time to get out and about, and so these new We Move, She Moves sessions are particularly well-timed.

“We Move, She Moves is a really popular programme which has been responsible for helping more than 3,500 women and girls aged 14 or over get active since it started three years ago.

“Up until now the programme has relied almost completely on Sport England funding, but we want to make it self-sustaining so that it can continue to thrive into the future.

“That’s why we’re delighted about this opportunity to be part of Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme. With your help, we can potentially win up to £4,000 which will be used to help get more people active in our borough.”

The new HIIT sessions will be taking place Tuesdays from 7pm until 8pm at Oakmere Park, High Street, Potters Bar from 27 June; Wednesdays from 7.30pm until 8.30pm at King George Recreation Ground, King George Avenue, Bushey from 28 June and Thursdays from 7.15pm until 8pm at 96 Shenley Road, Borehamwood from 29 June.

Suspension training will be held Tuesdays from 6.30pm until 7.30pm at King George Recreation Ground, Bushey from 6 July, and drop-in tennis will begin from 7 July from 6.45pm until 7.45pm every Friday at Bushey Grove Leisure Centre, Bushey.

We Move, She Moves will be one of three projects featured in the Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme until Thursday 31 August in Tesco, Borehamwood.  Shoppers will receive voting counters, which they can use to signify their support for a project. The project with the highest number of votes will receive up to £4,000, the second project up to £2,000 and the third project up to £1,000.


Posted on Monday 19th June 2017

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