Fitness and health check day attracts over 100
The Men’s Health event on Sunday, June 15, organised by The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre saw over 100 locals take part in the free fitness and health check day.
The aim of the day was to raise awareness of preventable mental and physical health issues alongside encouraging early detection and treatment of disease among men. As well as providing supporting from a team of experts the centre provided a variety of free sports which included basketball, football and climbing. There was also a bouncy castle and soft play for children who came along with their parents. The centre’s Healthwise Co-ordinator conducted free health checks on the day, looking at blood pressure, BMI and body fat percentage.
The fun fitness day was well attended with 116 friends, families and work mates all joining together at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre, which is run by Better, the UK’s largest leisure provider, to support the national campaign, which is led by the Men’s Health Forum.
Georgia Barrett, Community Sports Officer at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre, said: “It was an amazing day. Watching the community come together to support such a great cause was so inspiring.
“Thanks to everyone who took part and particularly the Myton Hospice, Mind, Prostate Cancer UK and the Stroke Association who played an incredibly important role in making this day happen and offering their expertise and support to those that attended.”