Community group keeping South Tyneside fit with online fitness classes from home

A community group is helping keep South Tyneside folk active in their homes by offering free online fitness classes for both adults and children.

Involve Community Partnership wants to keep people fit and healthy with four dedicated coaches delivering fun, high intensity sessions for all ages to enjoy while the country remains housebound due to the coronavirus crisis.

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The sessions, which involve various forms of body exercise, are streamed live to Facebook and uploaded for people to take part in whenever they want, in order to keep your mind and body active.

Involve managing director Brian Stewart and fitness coaches

While staying active is key to physical health, the sessions are also designed to boost mental health as people are encouraged to stay indoors.

Involve Community Partnership Managing Director and coach, Brian Stewart, 44, said: “Seeing as people can’t go in crowded places, we wanted to do something to keep people active. The sessions have had a really positive reaction with new people joining all the time and people regularly coming back.

“The sessions are about staying active and keeping the heart pumping, but exercise also has a massive impact on mental health too.”

Involve Community Partnerships is a community based group aimed at providing high quality training and coaching for all ages and abilities throughout the North East

Involve Community Partnerships aim to keep the whole South Tyneside community as active as possible while the government enforces strict stay at home measures, with sessions every Monday-Friday at 9.30am and 6pm.

To take part in the sessions, check out the groups Involve Fitness Facebook page.