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SHINE returns in style

SHINE returns in style

03 December 2020

After the second four-week lockdown period, Wokingham Borough Council is delighted to announce that its SHINE programme for over 60s is returning in style.


Being physically active can make a big difference to the quality of life, no matter your age. From lowering the risk of developing serious health conditions to increased energy and a sense of achievement – exercise grants you that feel good factor.


There are plenty of ways to add movement to your day. The council’s sports and leisure team has put together an attractive schedule of activities to suit all needs, abilities and preferences. Zumba Gold will appeal to fans of Latin music, and Pilates to those wanting to strengthen their core. Some Aquafit and Tai Chi classes will take place at the Bulmershe Leisure Centre, enabling you try out the borough’s latest sports facility.


“The physical fitness offer in Wokingham borough is fantastic,” said Cllr Parry Batth executive member for environment and leisure. “As you get older, maintaining an active lifestyle becomes more important than ever. Regular exercise controls your weight, improves your sleep and keeps your thinking, learning, and judgment skills sharp. After a tough year of self-isolation and reduced contact with others, joining SHINE is a great opportunity to meet new friends and connect with residents alike. As occasions to get out for exercise of social gathering have been limited, SHINE lets you to get active in a safe way. I warmly invite all seniors to this great initiative.”


Sessions will run until Christmas and restart in the New Year. For more information on becoming a member, email shine@wokingham.gov.uk or visit https://cutt.ly/tgwpzZO. If you’re already subscribed, spaces are available to book via this link https://cutt.ly/Ggwpcp7.


All classes follow government guidelines on gatherings in the fitness industry. Please remember not to attend if you, or someone you live with is experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms (high temperature/a new, continuous cough/a loss or change to smell or taste).

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