Published: Wednesday, 26th April 2017
Tweeddale residents are being encouraged to get involved in walking netball sessions being offered in Peebles every Thursday.
The sessions are open to anyone aged 50 and over who would like to improve their fitness levels in a fun, relaxed atmosphere in the Community Centre, also known as the Drill Hall.
The classes are due to start again on Thursday 4 May from 11.30am to 12.30pm with both existing and new members welcome to come along and join in the fun.
There is a small charge of £2 and refreshments are provided afterwards. There is no need to book in advance and no previous experience is required.
“The sessions are being supported by our Building Community Capacity Team who initially wanted to see if there would be interest in the sport in Peebles, given the popularity and success of walking football in the town.
“Walking netball is a slower version of the normal game, which makes it accessible to people of varying fitness levels.
“It is currently proving very popular in Aberdeen, the only other area in Scotland which is running sessions, with people who attend on a regular basis reporting an increased sense of health and wellbeing.
“Here in the Borders, there has been a steady increase in numbers since the classes first began, with attendees agreeing that as the hour session is so enjoyable, they don’t feel like they are exercising at the time but feel the benefits afterwards.
“Organisers of the weekly sessions have commented on the enthusiasm that participants bring to the sessions each week.”
To find out more, contact the Building Community Capacity Team on 01835 825080.
Information is also available on our Community Capacity Building Facebook page, where people can find details of all the other projects that the team is supporting local communities to deliver across the Borders.
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