Burnham and Highbridge healthy lifestyles project starts today
new initiative to promote healthy lifestyles in Burnham and Highbridge
is set to launch today (Tuesday, January 6th).
over 11 weeks, The Highbridge Health Plan will combine exercise
with an in-depth approach to creating a healthy lifestyle.
scheme seeks to help residents learn how to beat stress, relax,
lose weight, eat healthily, get more exercise, and also feel better
mentally and physically.
launch will be held from 7-9pm at the Morland Hall in Pearce Drive,
Highbridge. The project is being jointly run by 1610, the Workers
Educational Association (WEA) and Sedgemoor Community Partnership.
Health will be providing a weekly, low cost, fun exercise class
aimed at those who dont usually go to the gym but would
like to get fitter.
WEA will provide a weekly 2-hour healthy lifestyle course covering
diet, nutrition, weight loss, stress reduction, assertiveness
skills, healthy recipes, how to eat well on a budget and more.
course will be free to those on benefits, or costs just £7.50
per week for others. Both the exercise class and the healthy lifestyle
course will be held at the town's Morland Hall.
Vickerstaff, previously the NHS Health Trainer for the Highbridge
and Burnham area, will be teaching the healthy lifestyle session
as a WEA tutor.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We want to build on the experience
of the NHS Community Pounds schemes previously run at Morland
Hall. People told us they wanted something a bit more in-depth,
so this course will be tailored to what local people want."
launch will be held on Tuesday 6th January 2015, from 7-9pm, at
Morland Hall in Pearce Drive, Highbridge.
launch night will be an open evening to which all Burnham and
Highbridge people are invited. It will be an opportunity to find
Burne of 1610 added: "1610 is dedicated to providing the
local community with low cost opportunities to take part in regular
exercise. We are really excited by this joint initiative and will
be on hand to share our knowledge of the health and well being
industry and offer our expertise to help get more people more
For more information about the Highbridge Health Plan, please
contact the WEA on 01392 457300 or click
here where you can also enrol online for the 11 week course
using course code C3526185.