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Move More Jersey launch new classes to encourage more islanders to get active

Tuesday 14 January 2020

Move More Jersey, the initiative by Jersey Sport to get more islanders, more active, more often, have launched a new range of Pay As You Go Classes – aimed at people who may need some encouragement and support to move more.

Currently, in Jersey, 49% of adults do not meet the World Health Organisation’s guidelines for physical activity. This means these adults are not active enough to have a positive impact on their health and well-being.

The range of new classes designed by Move More Jersey, are fun and supportive groups where exercises can be adapted to suit various fitness levels. The classes have been created for people who have never exercised before, not exercised for a while, or for those who want to get a little more active at a gradual pace. Leading the classes are professional Move More Instructors who are trained to help everyone take their first step to improve their health and wellbeing, no matter of their fitness level, and will ensure everyone is given a warm welcome!

Islanders can choose from aquafit, gym circuits, core and stretch, mobility classes, gym classes and exercise classes, which take place at various local community venues across the island. No membership is required – you simply Pay As You Go for each class, which costs £5 per class for adults and £4 per class for seniors (over 65 years). The classes are free for those people on Income Support.

Cirsty de Gruchy, Move More Jersey Manager said, “Move More Jersey has been created to encourage more islanders to get more active, and one of our jobs is to help advise people how they can build more activity into their day.

Our new Move More Classes are aimed at people who need that extra support and encouragement to improve their health and fitness. There’s a range of new Pay As You Go classes to try and anyone who is unsure of which class would suit them best can contact us for free advice.”

Being regularly active is proven to help prevent many diseases such as stroke, heart disease, diabetes and some forms of cancer. It also prevents hypertension, obesity and can significantly improve mental and physical health, whilst improving the quality of life and well-being of islanders.

Catriona McAllister, CEO at Jersey Sport added “For many islanders, there are clear and obvious barriers to being active, or perhaps some people simply don’t know where to start. Move More Jersey is designed to provide islanders with simple, achievable ways to move more.

Our new classes, held in local community venues across the island, will help a broad range of islanders to gradually become more active – which will help them grow in mental and physical confidence with every personal triumph.”

For further information about our new Move More Classes and to the view the Pay As You Go class timetable, please visit: www.movemore.je/classes or call 01534 75700.

Helpful tips and advice about how you can take achievable steps to move more, can be found on the Move More Jersey website at: www.movemore.je

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