Archived press release
Date Published: 11/09/09
AVDC is offering the chance for residents to come and get fit for the autumn with weekly sports and leisure sessions in Aylesbury.
There are activities to suit adults of all ages and fitness levels, from complete beginners to those improving their skills.
The low-cost sessions, part of the Reactivate Bucks! campaign run by Bucks Sport, are aimed at increasing adult participation in sport and physical recreation.
Street dance classes are to be held at the Walton Court Community Centre to give adults the chance to learn the latest street dance moves and keep fit at the same time in a friendly environment. The sessions will take place from 7pm to 8.30pm, starting 24 September.
Ballroom dancing classes are currently taking place at the Mandeville Secondary School every Tuesday evening. Participants can learn a variety of dance styles, including the waltz, foxtrot, quickstep and tango.
A sports course designed to get adults re–discovering the joys of tennis returns on 23 September. The eight-week ‘Get Back into Tennis’ course offers a great way to exercise and meet other people in a fun environment.
The one-hour sessions will take place on Wednesdays, 6.30pm to 7.30pm, at Aylesbury Tennis Club. A qualified tennis coach will lead the sessions, which cost £3 (£2 for Passport to Leisure card holders).
The popular 'Get Back into Netball’ sessions continue to be held at Mandeville Secondary School every Monday between 6.30pm and 7.30pm.
There will also be fun fitness sessions at Aylesbury Tennis Club, starting on 21 September. Residents will be able to take part in a gentle fitness session or a boot camp-style workout for as little as £3 per week.
In addition, chair based exercise classes are being held at the Walton Court Community Centre every Friday between 12pm and 12.45pm in partnership with the Healthy Living Centre. They are designed to help improve strength, stamina, posture, circulation, a range of movements and sleep patterns.
Councillor David Thompson, Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: “AVDC’s aim is to facilitate the improvement in the health, well-being and quality of life for our residents. This programme is a great way to get active again and it's so easy to do with so many activities on offer. I'm sure there's something available for everyone to try and become active again.”
For more information on the activities, visit the council’s website at www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/leisure-culture or call 01296 431580.