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North Wales Parkinson’s community invited to Get Started with new hybrid workouts

PEOPLE living with Parkinson’s in North Wales are being invited to try a new pilot hybrid workout class, called Get Started Local.

Organised by Llandudno-based physical activity provider, Reach Your Peak, and using specialist coaching from Parkinson’s trained physios, the sessions combine the best of online physical activity workouts with in-person classes at the local leisure centre in Colwyn Bay.

The first in-person session takes place on Friday 12 April from 11am to 12pm at Colwyn Leisure Centre, Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay, LL29 7SP.

Get Started Local is a 10-week series of online and in-person classes which are designed to help more people get active with Parkinson’s in a fun and engaging way.

The hybrid workout classes are being supported by grant funding from Parkinson’s UK and it is hoped that more people living with the condition in North Wales will be able to take advantage of the new offer.

Tim Morton, Physical Activity Programme Manager for Parkinson’s UK, said, “We are delighted to continue our partnership with the team at Reach Your Peak and we hope the new Get Started Local sessions will allow more people to get active with Parkinson’s and live well with the condition.

“Being active can be one of the best ways to help you manage your condition when you live with Parkinson’s and we want as many people living in Wales to take advantage of the new offer from Reach Your Peak.

Maria Lewis, Chartered Physiotherapist at Reach Your Peak, said,“We are delighted to be able to offer our new Get Started Local project which will help more people living with Parkinson’s to get active across Wales.

“Our specially trained fitness coaches and physios can work with you to help you make the most of the 10-week programme and all our workouts are designed around the needs of the individual.

“We can also help you to monitor your progress, show you how your active journey is going and give you the tools to enjoy being active with Parkinson’s.

“We also want more people to be able to access a community of like-minded participants who are active with Parkinson’s and we hope that Get Started Local will help more people living with the condition to feel good both inside and out.”

To register for the Get Started Local sessions, visit the Reach Your Peak website or contact [email protected].