Being healthy is great for your mind, self-esteem and confidence as well as your body, but getting and staying healthy is not always easy on a tight budget.
At Freedom Fitness – the fitness room at Freedom Centre – we help clients on benefits to maintain nutritious diets on a tight budget, understand how their lifestyle choices influence their health and wellbeing, and simply with exercising.
Unfortunately, we can only accept people to our fitness room that are referred through our Day Centre, or through partner agencies, as capacity is limited and we want to help those that need the most support. We have seen some great success stories over the past few years. You can help maintain this service in a number of ways – by donating to us regularly or helping with specific requests for the gym which are posted on our Facebook page and Twitter account.
‘I volunteer in the social enterprise and use the gym and have lunch with my sister at the Day Centre. The support staff and gym have given me something to get up for in the morning. I am getting healthy again, not just in my body, but other areas of my life too.’ – Freedom Fitness Client
Freedom are now also able to help people achieve their Level 1 YMCA Award Introduction to Lifestyle Management – training designed to provide an introduction to the health and fitness industry and applied basic exercise, and lifestyle choices.
Our fully trained health and fitness instructor is able to work closely with clients who require the support to help them attain better health and general fitness as well as those interested in working in the health and fitness sector. We also work with NHS Devon to help support vulnerable clients.
Watch how we helped one woman achieve fitness and choose healthy options: