New campaign aims to get Redditch people moving in May - The Redditch Standard

New campaign aims to get Redditch people moving in May

Redditch Editorial 16th May, 2024   0

WITH better weather hopefully on the way and summer on the horizon, residents are being encouraged to get moving more throughout the month of May.

Redditch Borough Council’s Sports Development Team are launching the ‘Move in May’ campaign and throughout the month will be sharing ways for all residents to get more active ahead of the summer.

The campaign aims to provide awareness of the opportunities on offer for everyone, at every skill or capability level, from gentle exercises and things to do at home, to walking sports and running.

A significant part of the campaign will also focus on strength training for everyone, in line with Public Health and NHS recommendations, and will explore how people of all ages can benefit from this type of training, ways to incorporate it into daily life and easy exercises to try at home.

Residents can follow the council’s social media channels for top tips, real stories, and details of special events and the launch of new classes throughout the month.

Physical Activity Development Officer, Hayley Gwilliam, said: “We all know that moving more is good for everyone to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but I’m particularly excited that a portion of this campaign will be focused on strength training.




“People tend to shy away from strength training, believing that it’s very intense, difficult, or more likely to cause injury, but there is now significant evidence and a push from Public Health which suggests that everyone should add some form of strength training in their regime.

“Even the smallest increase in movement can make a huge difference, so I hope our residents get on board with our ‘Move in May’ campaign and if we can help just one person to get more active, that’s a win.”


The Sports Development Team will be showcasing a number of organised sessions throughout the month including walks for health, rounders, disability trikes, escape-pain, walking sports, Tai Chi, cancer rehab, MS sessions, joint effort and more.

Visit www.redditchbc.gov.uk/things-to-do/active-redditch for more information.

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