Health walks return in Poynton with Everybody!

By lucy lennon May 24, 2021

Everybody Sport and Recreation are delighted to share that their ever popular Health Walks are back! They are working with passionate volunteers, who have been trained by Walking for Health UK, to provide bi-weekly short walks in Poynton to help local residents get out, increase activity levels and socialise in a safe environment.

Everybody Sport and Recreation are working in partnership with Ramblers on the Walking for Health Scheme which is an England-wide programme of health walk schemes that deliver free, regular led walks that are designed to support people get active and stay active.

Simon Potter, Volunteer Walk Leader spoke about the teams excitement at the walks coming back:

“It’s just great to be back outside in good company while getting some exercise.”

He also commented on why he got involved in volunteering for the walks:

“Have the feeling of helping people be active by walking, even recover from injury or illness.” 

These FREE short walks take place bi-weekly in Poynton on a Wednesday and are accessible to all, particularly people who are looking to increase their activity. The sessions have been extremely successful and provide more than just exercise to people. The Health Walks are a great opportunity to meet new people, socialise and boost your mental wellbeing.

 

Ed Nicholas, Manager, Ramblers Walking for Health shared “We’re absolutely delighted that the walks are restarting. We know that the last year has been challenging for everyone and with the walks now back people can enjoy being outside with nature and enjoy spending time with others. Our thanks to everyone involved in making this happen.”

 

The walks are an easy way to start and stay active! They are open to all abilities and suitable for everyone.

Volunteer Walk Leader John Steward shared that “Blue skies, lovely countryside and Fellowship are just a short walk away.”

If you would like to attend a walk, pre booking via Eventbrite is essential and must be completed prior to attendance.

You can find out more information regarding Everybody’s Health Walks here and to book your place www.everybody.org.uk/what-we-offer/get-fit-and-healthy/health/becomemoreactive/healthwalks/ or contact [email protected].

 

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Notes to Editor

Everybody Sport & Recreation – Everybody is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. As a Health and Wellbeing Charity, Everybody Sport and Recreation aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by changing lives through healthy recreation. The charity operates 16 leisure facilities across the Cheshire East region as well as a range of Health, Leisure Development and Outreach programmes and the new Everybody Academy, providing local training and career opportunities. For more information please visit: www.everybody.org.uk or follow on Twitter @ebleisure.

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