Date: 23 December 2016
For Immediate Release
Get Fit for Free in January
An online fitness campaign to help people to Get Fit for Free will be launched South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) on 1 January.
Members of the council’s sport and recreation team have produced 31 different exercise videos which will be uploaded to the council’s Facebook and Twitter accounts each day in January.
The videos will demonstrate a different exercise which can be undertaken at home or work to help people Get Fit for Free in 2017.
Cllr Karen Cooper, SNC’s portfolio holder for community engagement and well-being, said: “Not everyone has the time, money or confidence to join a gym so this often deters people from fulfilling their New Year’s resolution to get fit and healthy.
"We want to remove those barriers to help people to achieve their goals and have produced a series of short exercise videos that people can do as and when they have the time.
“Every day Naomi and Tom from the sport and recreation team will demonstrate a new exercise to tone, lift or strengthen a different part of the body whilst improving overall fitness.
"As people improve they can increase the rate or number of repetitions and put the exercises back to back to create an all over workout that can be done at a time and place to suit them without the cost or constraints of a gym.”
The videos will be uploaded daily with demonstrations and guidance on how to carry out the exercises correctly. Where relevant, advice will be given on how to reduce or increase intensity depending upon the participant’s fitness and ability.
Activities will vary from common exercises such as sit ups, press ups and star jumps to more challenging routines such as plank jacks, burpees and spotty dogs.
The fitness campaign has been produced in house by staff working jointly on behalf of both South Northamptonshire and Cherwell District Councils at no cost to either authority.
The campaign will get under way on 1 January and continue until 31 January.
People can follow the exercises by liking South Northamptonshire’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/southnorthamptonshirecouncil or by following its Twitter account @snorthantsc .