Health News: ‘Be active’ scheme to continue

The ‘Be Active’ scheme has been awarded a £2.5 million funding package to continue into 2011/12. It offers all Birmingham residents free use of its council–run leisure facilities where they can attend gyms, swimming pools, walking groups, and fitness classes to improve their health and wellbeing.

Be active has received national and international acclaim for its innovative and successful approach.

In 2011 it is trying to improve still further. It will provide a more flexible scheme, adapting to the needs of local communities, and offering a much wider range of activities – these include provision for mums and toddlers, Nordic walking, indoor bowling sessions, family exercise and Tai Chi classes.

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