It's time to try something new.......for FREE

20 Oct 2016

ALWAYS wanted to be more active but not sure what activity to do and where to start?  Well, Fit For Me is here to help this Autumn.

The Fit For Me City Takeover is a two week packed calendar full of loads of taster activity sessions taking place across the whole of the city – for free!

From Zumba to drumming, swimming to walking, boxing to tai chi and much more - there is something for everyone and lots of thing you might have never thought of trying out.

Fit For Me wants to encourage people to have a go and try something new, starting with the taster sessions on offer. Liverpool’s physical activity providers have made hundreds of free places available especially for the City Takeover and they will warmly welcome beginners.   

A free pass is available to download from www.fitforme.info.  The free pass is valid for the whole two-week period and can be used to try out new activities.  There’s no limit on the number of new activities you can try over the two-week City Takeover period. 

Dr Maurice Smith, GP at Mather Avenue surgery in Allerton and Healthy Liverpool’s ‘Living Well’ clinical lead said, “So far through Fit for Me we’ve asked you to get more active and think about doing ten minutes more activity on as many days as you feel comfortable with.  Now we want to provide as many people as possible with free activities that they can try out to help them become more active.”

The Fit For Me City Takeover kicks off on Saturday, October 22. Indoor and outdoor events will take place at Lime Street Plateau, Williamson Square and The Museum of Liverpool.  There will be an opportunity to try a selection of fun activities at the events including dance, football skills, drumming and tai chi.  The launch marks the start of a two week programme full of activities for everyone to try out.

Tim Beaumont, Mayoral Lead for City Wellbeing said, “A few weeks ago we asked physical activity providers from across Liverpool to get involved with the City Takeover.  We’ve been overwhelmed with the amount of organisations that have gotten in touch with us.  It’s a testament to them that we will be able to provide so many different activities to the people of Liverpool.  There is definitely something for everyone.”

Dr Smith added, “What’s great about the City Takeover is that you can try all the activities that are on offer once.  But it’s not only about you getting active – we want to encourage people to bring their friends or family members too, having someone with you can make getting active much more fun – and it can be easier to keep going when you’ve got someone you know beside you.

“We hope people will discover at least one new thing they like to do and keep it up beyond the two week takeover period.”

Lee Charles, Actor and five time World Kickboxing Champion from Merseyside, is supporting the Fit For Me City Takeover and will be at the launch event at [insert date time.]

Lee said, “I’m delighted to be supporting the Fit For Me City Takeover.  It’s great to see what the Fit For Me campaign has already achieved in the city.   Many people have really busy lives and can find it hard to take the time to be physically active.  What I like about Fit for Me is that being active is whatever you want it to be and the small steps count, taking the dog for a walk or having a kick about with the kids can make a difference to our health and wellbeing.”

Join in with free local activities, get motivational support and download your City Takeover free pass at www.FitForMe.info or see how active you are by taking the Fit For Me quiz at fitforme.info/how-active-am-i/activity-quiz/

Free passes are also available at the participating activity venues which are listed on the website.  If you don’t have internet access, you can call 0151 233 4217 and ask for the Fit For Me City Takeover team who can help you find an activity near you.

Don’t forget to like and follow our social pages at: www.facebook.com/FitForMeLpool and @FitforMeLpool (https://twitter.com/FitForMeLpool).

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