South Tyneside women urged to take part in new fitness classes

Women across South Tyneside can get fitter and improve their lifestyle as part of a new initiative.

Friday, 11th November 2016, 11:07 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:13 pm
Women in South Tyneside can take advantage of new fitness classes in the area.

The National Charity Partnership is helping women in the borough with a number of new activities and classes as part of its Let’s Do This campaign.

The partnership is working with South Tyneside Council to run a programme of free exercise classes and activities.

The National Charity Partnership aims to inspire millions to eat better, get active and reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes and heart and circulatory disease.

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Events are taking part at Haven Point and Temple Park in South Shields as well as Monkton Stadium and Jarrow Pool, in Jarrow.

All classes, predominantly aimed at women aged 20 to 45, are free of charge and suitable for all abilities and those who are new to exercising.

Councillor Alan Kerr, deputy leader of the council with responsibility for culture and leisure, said: “Our programme of free weekly exercise classes, which are suited for all abilities, aim to help women increase their fitness and improve their overall health and wellbeing.

Katherine Hale, prevention programme manager for the National Charity Partnership, said: “Being active is an effective way to look after your wellbeing and can help reduce your risk of conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and heart and circulatory disease.

“These conditions are serious and affect millions of people, but are largely preventable.”

The full list of Let’s Do This classes can be seen online at or visit