The Still On The Go project is funded by the National Lottery through Sport England's 'Active Ageing' programme, aiming to reduce inactivity amongst people who are 55+ through exercise and sport. It has been running since April 2018. It continues to grow and new people are always welcome.
As of September 2019, 300 people have joined the project. We have sessions for people aged 55+ in Norwich, North Walsham, Wymondham, Diss and Long Stratton.
The project's main aim is to reduce inactivity amongst people 55 and over, with a focus on women, increasing their level of activity to 30 minutes regular to moderate intensity, for a week or more. We want people to live well, help them improve their health, strength, stamina and fitness and enjoy taking part in exercise. We want to encourage people to regularly do moderate exercise, which is exercise that raises their breathing and heart rate.
We are working alongside leisure centres to offer free access to group exercise sessions and swimming in the following leisure centres for participants of the project.
The sessions vary across the leisure centres, they include Swimming, Aqua Jog (Norwich only), Aqua fit (Diss and North Walsham), Dance based exercise sessions, Strength and conditioning Circuit sessions circuits and Aerobics. They are all free to participants. These will take into consideration any physical health concerns and the instructors are able to modify the session to suit individuals abilities.
We also have regular exercise session in sheltered/Housing for people 55+ schemes in Norwich, North Walsham and across South Norfolk.
The project is open to everyone 55+ who meets the criteria of doing less than 30 minutes moderate exercise a week, not just Cotman or other social housing landlords tenants.
To be part of the project, you just need to go through a health and wellbeing questionnaire, which also asks about current activity levels, how you rate your wellbeing and if you have had any past experiences or barriers in participating in physical or activity.
To join, ask any questions, or request a timetable of all the sessions in your area, please contact the Project Co-ordinator.