People have the chance to burn off some calories by popping into Princes Risborough Fire Station for a unique fitness session.
FireFit, a weekly circuit-based class, is being run every Wednesday from 9.30 to 10.15am at the station in New Road at a cost of just £2 per week.
The sessions are organised by Leap, the Sport and Activity Partnership for Bucks and Milton Keynes, and the exercises, delivered by expert coaches, are based on activities serving firefighters do to stay in shape. The workouts are suitable for all ability levels and aimed at helping people get fit or tone up.
These sessions are part of Leap’s drive to improve sports participation across the area, in conjunction with Buckinghamshire County Council’s Active Bucks project.
Mark Ormerod, Leap’s Director, said: “The New Year offers the perfect opportunity to start a fresh and get active. But to help people transform New Year’s resolutions into year-round habits, the workouts should be fun. These innovative FireFit sessions mean residents can indeed have fun and get fit – while all the time imagining they are a firefighter!”
He added: “The stakes are high because sedentary lifestyles pose huge risks to our health and well-being. Initiatives such as Fire Fit are wonderful in that they work for all levels of ability and provide opportunities to people who are not necessarily fantastic at sport.”
Fire Fit, which is designed for adults, is supported by Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and Firefighters Alex Montgomery and Matthew Tomes attended a recent session to talk to participants, show them around the station and put them through their paces with a hose running drill – one of the exercises firefighters have to do as part of their entrance fitness test.
Residents can enjoy their first session for free if they downloaded a voucher from: www.activebucks.co.uk