Your Leisure has been helping some of the people hardest hit by COVID19 lockdowns.
Through a successful application for Sport England’s “Tackling Inequalities” fund, through their county sports partner, Kent Sport, Your Leisure have been delivering boot camps for women, yoga for people with hearing impairments and online low impact exercise for people with disabilities and/or long term health conditions.
The images show how the women’s bootcamp session has been adapted to enable mums to bring their children with them, and it was great to see 3 generations coming together to enjoy their wellbeing together.
Here are a couple (of many) quotes from the grateful participants, describing so articulately the difference the sessions are making…
”Having a place on the bootcamp has meant a lot to me in different ways. I broke my ankle and part of my shin in February and I couldn't move, and I got heavier and heavier and more and more sad. Coupling that with lockdown I was very lonely. When I found out I could have a place on the bootcamp I already started to see signs of my old self coming back. I have met some incredible ladies on the journey. The ones that run at the front that look like goal to me. The ones who have run further each week or done more push ups who are super motivating. And of course, Natasha who has been a rock and a great teacher. I don't ever want to be back at the place where I don't have enough energy to get up the stairs or run with my daughter and thanks to bootcamp I don't feel I’ll ever be at that place again”
“I was a bit low with lockdown and shielding. Natasha and the support from the others attending has been very important for my mental wellbeing. Boot camp has been a very safe environment to exercise again in. More positive now and even enjoy the outdoors and running around the football pitch.