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Warwick District set to celebrate World Parkinson’s Day

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Leisure centres in Warwick district are set to offer free membership to people living with Parkinson’s from this month.

 St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre, Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre, Meadows Community Sports Centre and John Atkinson Sports Centre  are all taking part in the new initiative alongside charity Parkinson’s UK which will launch on World Parkinson’s Day – Monday, April 11.

The free membership will give access to gym, swim and group exercise classes.

In addition, all members will be offered a personalised exercise prescription through EXi, the easy-to-use exercise referral platform, with Synergy Dance online classes also available. Free carer membership will be available, if required.

 Parkinson’s is the fastest-growing neurological condition in the world and there is currently no cure. It affects around 145,000 people in the UK and there are more than 40 symptoms, from tremor and pain to anxiety. 

Gareth Wagg, Everyone Active’s contract manager, said: “We want to encourage the whole Parkinson’s community to exercise and are confident we have an activity for all, no matter what your age, ability or fitness level.

“Being more active will help members to live well with Parkinson’s, improving their physical fitness and mental wellbeing, as well as having fun.”

 Tom Ingram, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Parkinson’s UK, added:  

“Developing a regular physical activity habit can make a person feel more in control when living with the condition. Quality of life can be enhanced and independence and confidence maintained.

“We hope that with the support of Everyone Active, the Parkinson’s community can enjoy physical activity and use it to make a real difference to their lives.”

 For further information or to join, visit https://www.everyoneactive.com/promotion/parkinsons/

 

Written by: David Watkins

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