British Military Fitness sessions for over 50s in Leamington and Warwick

Mike Collins of British Military Fitness puts a pensioner through his paces.
Mike Collins of British Military Fitness puts a pensioner through his paces.

British Military Fitness is encouraging the older generation of Leamington and Warwick to come to North Leamington School and St Nicholas Park for a free outdoor fitness session on Saturday and Sunday to celebrate National Grandparents Day.

With the Government recently warning the older generation that a lack of exercise is a “hidden killer”, contributing to one in six deaths in Britain, BMF says it is bucking the trend - reporting that out of its approximately 15,000 members across the UK, 13 per cent are over 50 and 5 per cent are over 60.

And the number of its Senior Fitizens in Leamington and Warwick is on the rise, showing the demand for new and accessible forms of exercise for the older generation.

Garry Kerr, head of operations and training at BMF, said: “Exercise and physical activity is important at any age but as people get older, we often see a rise in inactivity.

“There are so many benefits associated with continuous exercise; it helps to keep your heart healthy and can reduce the risk of cancer, not to mention the benefits to mental health.

“At BMF, we have members of all ages and with three different ability groups, nobody gets left behind or feels intimidated. We encourage everyone to try a free class, however this Grandparents Day we look forward to welcoming our more Senior Fitizens to join in a class and see what they can do.

“People will be surprised at how good they feel after a session and how much they can do.”

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