Posted on: Friday 13 December 2019
The latest 10-week IFYOUGOIGO programme saw more than 20 local women take part to overcome personal health barriers, resulting in them living more active and healthy lifestyles.
Delivered in partnership between Torfaen Sports Development and Torfaen Leisure Trust, the programme supports women across Torfaen to increase their physical and mental wellbeing and create positive behaviour change for them and their families.
Over the 10 week period, participants attended a range of indoor and outdoor fitness sessions, as well as having the opportunity to take part in a weekly personal training session and receive support from a nutritionist to develop a healthy eating plan.
Since taking part in the programme, 38-year-old Lisa Hutchings from Cwmbran has been able to manage her mental health more effectively and recently stopped using anti-depressants as a daily coping mechanism.
Lisa said, "I cannot thank Bridie and Ray enough, taking part in Ifyougoigo has significantly improved my self esteem and i now feel more in control of my life. I have made some new friendships along the way and my confidence has grown week by week.
Participants were also able to take full advantage of the Torfaen Leisure Trust membership, enjoying the various classes and facilities that are available.
Applications for the next cohort open at the end of December and can be found via the Torfaen Sports Facebook and Twitter pages.
Torfaen Sports Development officer, Bridie Cobley said,
"With the launch of our next 10 week programme in the new year, we want to give a shout out to new and existing sports clubs and physical activity groups in the borough who are able to work with us to offer a refreshed sports and fitness programme for 2020."
We also want to encourage women in the community to start sharing their tips for living a more active lifestyle using the #ifyougoIgo hashtag."