Free courses to help get Rugby families fit and healthy

Classes will be held at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Centre and Hill Street Community Centre
Classes will be held at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Centre and Hill Street Community Centre
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Free courses offering families the chance to make the change to a healthy lifestyle launch in Rugby later this month.

Changemakers aims to be both fun and informative, supporting families to embrace healthy living through better diets and increased exercise.

The free nine week programme, led by a family lifestyle advisor, gives families the chance to try new, nutritional recipes and take part in different sports, such as indoor hockey and boxing.

New Changemakers courses start at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre on Tuesday September 22 and at Hill Street Community Centre on Thursday October 8.

Families with children from four to 13-years-old can sign up for a course. Sessions run from 4pm to 6pm at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre and from 4pm to 5.30pm at Hill Street Community Centre.

Cllr Derek Poole, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for health, said: “Changemakers aims to make a positive impact on public health by offering families support to lead a healthier lifestyle.

“The sessions offer advice, information and incentives to keep participants motivated throughout the nine weeks and beyond, helping families on the path to a healthy future.”

Changemakers has run successfully in Rugby for four years and in May was selected by Public Health Warwickshire to spearhead the county’s drive to tackle childhood obesity.

The council was awarded a two-year contract, worth £320,000, to roll out the programme across Warwickshire.

For more information on Changemakers, or to register for a course, contact the council’s family lifestyles co-ordinator on (01788) 533721 or email fitterfutures@rugby.gov.uk