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18th Oct, 2021

Shape with Tamsin at new fitness classes at Sandycroft Centre

Ross Crawford 2nd Oct, 2021 Updated: 12th Oct, 2021

THE Sandycroft Centre is now hosting a new fitness and wellbeing group behind the main building situated in West Street in Mount Pleasant.

Aiming to provide fitness and wellbeing classes to everybody, the Sandycroft wellbeing project features different fitness classes and activities designed to get people moving and give their confidence boost.

Tamsin Chik who runs the classes started the project after being approached by centre director Lee Mackenzie to become their new wellbeing co-ordinator.

“I have been a fitness instructor for nine years alongside preparing traditional Chinese medicine, beauty and holistic treatments,” she said.

“Over the years I have spent a lot of time studying how the mind and body work together to deal with stress.

“The skills I have learned have really helped me get through a hard time in my life where I struggled with my own mental health.

“Now I feel stronger and more confident and I wanted to use the knowledge I have gained to help others along their own journey.”

Redditch Borough Councillor Emma Marshall visited the group to discover for herself the work that is being done.

She said: “During the pandemic, like many people, I have gained a fair few pounds.

“I loved attending Tamsin’s class, it’s a fantastic resource for those who want to become healthier but don’t know where to start.

“Everybody was very welcoming, not only was this a chance to do some exercise but it was also an opportunity to meet people and have a good giggle in the process.”

Coun Marshall has recently supported Sandycroft with money from her allocated county council divisional funds.

“I am a big supporter of everything Sandycroft do,” she said.

The group is holding an open morning on Monday, October 4 at 11am where Tamsin will be introducing dance aerobics, Pilates, boxing and fun ball.

Afterwards join them for a healthy eating workshop and lunch together.

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