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Places Leisure Awarded Funding for a Six-Week Aqua Exercise Programme

Published on Friday, 22nd March 2024

Places Leisure, who operate Leisure Centres for Maldon District Council have been awarded £6.5k from the Public Health Accelerator Bid (PHAB) fund to run a six-week aqua exercise programme in collaboration with, GPs, Hospitals and Physiotherapists.

The aqua exercise programme aims to offer a holistic approach to fitness and rehabilitation by utilizing the therapeutic benefits of water. Water-based exercises are known for their low-impact nature, making them suitable for individuals of all ages and fitness levels. The buoyancy of water reduces stress on joints and muscles, making it an ideal environment for those recovering from injuries or managing chronic conditions.

Cllr Richard Siddall, Leader of Maldon District Council, said; “I am delighted that our Leisure partner has been successful in receiving funding to support this six-week aqua exercise programme. Together, we are creating opportunities for residents to embrace a healthier lifestyle and fostering partnerships that enhance the quality of life in our community."

It will be run by certified and experienced aquatic fitness instructors who will lead the sessions, providing expert guidance and support throughout the programme. Instructors are trained to adapt exercises to individual abilities and requirements.

Jamie Hynard, Contracts Health and Wellbeing Manager said; “Places Leisure is committed to fostering a sense of community well-being, so we are delighted to have received funding for this exciting aqua exercise programme. The aqua exercise programme spans six weeks, offering a structured and progressive series of sessions. Participants can expect a variety of water-based activities aimed at improving strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness.”

Participants can be referred to this scheme by their GP, Hospital or Physiotherapist which will help them take a step towards improved health and fitness.