Life Leisure are piloting a 100 day activity programme – actilife 100 – to help get Romiley residents moving.

Life Leisure manages sports and leisure facilities in and around Stockport and have launched a new initiative – actilife100 – designed to support those new to physical activity.

Initially to be trialled at Life Leisure’s Romiley facility, actilife100 has been developed specifically to help people that have been inactive for a long time, or are new to exercise, and perhaps a little intimidated by the thought of joining a gym.

The special 100-day membership programme places emphasis on gradually increasing activity and fitness levels in a way that is personal and sustainable for each participant, whether that’s through gym usage, classes, swimming or just moving a little more each day.

Participants enrolling on the programme each receive anytime access to a dedicated actilife100 coach, a FREE Garmin Vivoki smart device (RRP £169) to help participants track their activity levels, non-invasive body composition analysis to measure progress, and access to an online interactive programme and support community.

The programme costs £25 a month, for three months, and also provides full access to Life Leisure Romiley’s facilities – including all fitness classes, the pool and all areas of the gym.

actilife100 is a new development of Life Leisure’s actilife programme – which is now widely used by health trusts and businesses to help increase the activity and fitness of their employees, patients and local residents. When actilife was first piloted, 85% of those who took part increased and sustained their improved activity levels, and it is hoped these results will be replicated by the actilife100 programme.

Lauraine Iles, an actilife100 coach at Life Leisure said:

“Becoming active again, or getting into exercise when you’ve never been active before, can be very intimidating. I should know. Because that’s exactly how I felt when I first joined Life Leisure as a member. But the support I received made such a difference. It made me enjoy being active – so much so that I went from nervous member to being an employee and qualified fitness instructor!

“So, when I heard about the actilife100 scheme I knew I wanted to be involved and help people get over their own personal fitness hurdles. Having the right support to take those first scary steps makes a huge difference.”

Malcolm McPhail, CEO of Life Leisure, said:

“Addressing inactivity is one of the most important and fundamental ways that the leisure industry can support communities and improve public health. I see that as a big responsibility.

“We’ve already seen how powerful actilife is as a tool for achieving that goal. I know that actilife100 will be just as effective and, most importantly, that it will help people make a real difference to their lives.”

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