MP backs new health campaign launch in town
and Highbridge's MP has giving his backing to a new local health
campaign to encourage more people to 'get moving' and beat obesity.
Highbridge's King Alfred Sports Centre is among nineteen 1610-owned
leisure centres across Somerset, Devon and Dorset that are taking
part in the 'Technogym Let's Move for a better world' campaign from
James Heappey has toured the centre this week to try out the equipment
and said: "I was impressed by what I saw - these are superb
facilities that are an asset to Burnham and Highbridge."
The aim of the campaign is to encourage as many people as possible
to get moving - and the sports centres are competing to record the
most moves of its members.
has the top three centres with the most people signed up to get
moving. Dorchester has the most people signed up for the challenge,
followed by Trinity Sports & Leisure in Bridgwater, and in third
place is King Alfred Sports Centre in Highbridge.
1610 is hoping to register 10 million moves across its centres during
the campaign which will mean it may also be able to donate free
Technogym gym equipment to some local schools and for teachers to
receive free fitness training.
is also donating free spot prizes such as gym membership, tshirts,
towels and water bottles. The firm is also taking the campaign across
the South West to local schools, businesses and residential homes
to ensure that everyone from a toddler to a 90 year old can take
up an active lifestyle.
It is not just at 1610 centres where the Let's Move campaign will
be taking place but a wide variety of South West based venues to
get local communities moving;
On Tuesday, Burnham Rugby club will join King Alfred Sports Centre
to get moving, and on Monday March 27th Burnham Hockey Club will
head to the centre.