Rotherham Healthy Lifestyles believe physical fitness is important at any age, but it becomes even more important as we grow older. However, older individuals from diverse backgrounds often face unique challenges when it comes to accessing fitness programs that address their specific cultural and social requirements. Recognizing this gap, Rotherham Healthy Lifestyles took the initiative to apply for funding from the National Lottery to continue their tailored fitness sessions for men over 50.
The group aims to continue to improve the physical well-being of participants from across Rotherham through a variety of activities that promote cardiovascular health, strength, flexibility, and balance. These sessions are designed and led by qualified fitness coaches who have experience in coaching older individuals. By offering age-appropriate exercises and techniques, the program seeks to increase the overall fitness levels and quality of life for participating men.
As well as the physical benefits, the project also aims to create social connections among the participants. Regular exercise sessions provide a supportive environment for individuals to interact, share experiences, and build meaningful relationships through online sessions as well as in person.
Thanks to the National Lottery funding, Rotherham Healthy Lifestyles, men over 50s fitness sessions will continue to grow over the next year. This project not only focuses on physical fitness but also addresses the unique needs and challenges faced by older men, both within underrepresented community and the wider community. By promoting social connections across multiple faiths, promoting physical well-being, and addressing health disparities, this program will undoubtedly have a lasting positive impact on the lives of many individuals.