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People who want to improve their health by being active can benefit from free weekend exercise sessions in Dudley Council parks starting this month.

Borough residents of all ages and abilities can attend the sessions, led by qualified instructors, on Saturdays and Sundays from February 16.

The ParkActive sessions provide 30 minutes of outdoor activity at Stevens Park in Wollescote, Buffery Park at Kates Hill, Abbey Street in Gornal, Stevens Park in Quarry Bank and Grange Park in Dudley.

People can work at their own level while enjoying the benefits of exercising outdoors during the sessions and they add to activities already on offer in the borough’s four healthy hub sites, Netherton Park, Mary Stevens Park, Silver Jubilee Park and Huntingtree Park.

Councillor Cathryn Bayton, cabinet member for health and adult social care, said:

Sessions such as these help people to improve physical health and are great for mental wellbeing, encouraging everyone to take in fresh air, socialise and have a well-earned sense of achievement at the end.
These fantastic workouts are designed to enable everyone to work at their own level under the supervision of a qualified instructor and I would encourage anyone who wants to make healthy changes in 2019 to join these groups.”

No equipment is required but participants need to wear suitable clothing and footwear and bring a drink. People can find a full programme of the sessions and book a space online

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