Henfield residents receiving discounted exercise classes at leisure centre

Jackie Bates (Friends of Henfield Medical Centre), Katie Hill (Practice Manager, Henfield Medical Centre), Howard Collins (Horsham District Wellbeing Hub Manager), Sally Guile (Horsham District Wellbeing Advisor), Angela Mariner (Healthcare Assistant), Simon Thompson (Henfield Leisure Centre manager), Sam Eastman (Fitness Instructor)

Jackie Bates (Friends of Henfield Medical Centre), Katie Hill (Practice Manager, Henfield Medical Centre), Howard Collins (Horsham District Wellbeing Hub Manager), Sally Guile (Horsham District Wellbeing Advisor), Angela Mariner (Healthcare Assistant), Simon Thompson (Henfield Leisure Centre manager), Sam Eastman (Fitness Instructor)

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HENFIELD residents are receiving discounted exercise classes at their local leisure centre thanks to a £888 grant from Horsham District Health and Wellbeing Partnership.

Henfield Leisure Centre is running a “Boot Camp” fitness course for 12 selected patients referred from Henfield Medical Centre, who were a partner in the funding application.

The patients are receiving a personal exercise programme to follow with qualified centre staff, and at the end of the course will be fully subsidised to join the gym, come to other classes and play racket sports for three months.

Leisure centre manager Simon Thompson said: “The aim of this partnership project is to help people make small changes to their lifestyles, become more active and see the big difference taking regular exercise makes.”

Healthcare Assistant Angela Mariner added: “Great scheme. These patients are already feeling the benefit of the boot camp and hopefully this will be a gateway to a happier and healthier future for all of them. Well Done Team Henfield.”

Henfield Leisure Centre is a registered charity and provides activities for all ages and abilities from under fives to 80 plus.

The centre works closely with local schools and medical centres and also runs a successful GP referral scheme, where doctors can refer patients to the centre for exercise, to help them improve their lifestyles.

Horsham District Council also runs the Horsham District Wellbeing Hub, for free, impartial advice and signposting on a range of health and wellbeing issues.

More information can be found by calling 01403 215111 or visiting www.horshamdistrictwellbeing.org.uk

A Wellbeing Advisor will be at Henfield Leisure Centre on Wednesday August 8 and Friday August 31, offering free advice and tips, and booking confidential follow up appointments if required.

Horsham District Council is a part of the Horsham District Health and Wellbeing Partnership.