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Free fitness tests at ‘Keep on Moving Shropshire’ festival launch

Published: 28th Apr, 2022

Free fitness tests at ‘Keep on Moving Shropshire’ festival launch


Community Resource is offering free fitness tests at the launch of a new festival aimed at inspiring people over 55 to take part in activities.

We're running the tests at the launch event of ‘Keep on Moving Shropshire’, which is being held at Shrewsbury Sports Village between 9.30am and 4pm on Sunday 8 May.

The one-to-one session, known as ‘Functional Fitness MOT’, comprises seven simple tasks which measure strength, balance, flexibility and stamina against the normal range for a person’s age.

Susie Hancock, Development Officer at Community Resource, said: “We are delighted to offer free Functional Fitness MOTs at the Keep on Moving Shropshire Festival launch event. We have run fitness testing events around the county and this event will allow more local people to come and test themselves against “normal” for their age.”

The charity’s testers will also be offering advice on how to become more active and share information on general health, exercises to do at home and activities available in the area, as well as other ways that Community Resource helps the local community.

Susie added: “There are so many benefits to keeping physically active, especially as the risk of falling, and potentially causing fractures, increases with age. Maintaining strength and balance with simple, effective exercises is the best way to reduce this risk so we encourage anyone who would like advice on how to incorporate them into their lives to visit us at Keep on Moving Shropshire.”

The Keep on Moving Shropshire festival is a partnership between Shropshire Council, Shropshire Telford and Wrekin CCG, Age UK, Energize and Taking Part, along with other voluntary and community sector partners including Community Resource. The purpose is to help people in Shropshire of all abilities to connect to fun and healthy activities near them.

Fitness tests by Community Resource will be available from 10.00am to 2.30pm and can take up to an hour. To book a slot, please call Community Resource on 01743 360641 or email Susie.hancock@community-resource.org.uk.


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