Freedom Leisure offers free exercise classes while its centres are closed

Gyms and leisure centres run by Freedom Leisure closed earlier this month due to the coronavirus but the leisure trust is sharing free lessons for those stuck at home.

Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 4:16 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 4:37 pm
Bexhill Leisure Centre

The not-for-profit organisation runs more than 19 gyms, pools and other facilities on behalf of councils across East and West Sussex but has currently closed them following government advice.

However, the trust is now sharing a variety of free fitness lessons online so its customers can stay fit, even if they are stuck at home.

“There are many reasons why regular activity boosts your health & wellbeing,” a Freedom Leisure spokesperson said.

“Regular physical activity can relieve stress, anxiety, depression and anger which - during unprecedented times such as these - is very important.

“Without regular activity, your body loses its strength, stamina and ability to function properly.

“Exercise increases muscle strength, lowers your blood pressure, builds a healthy immune system and helps to keep your weight under control.

“All of these are important and never more so than now.”

New online fitness sessions include group exercise classes to battle isolation and collaborations with Technogym and Les Mills.

“Your local freedom centre are fully focused on working with our communities in staying active through the Coronavirus pandemic,” a spokesperson said.

“We look forward to providing our service to the local community and welcoming everybody back into the leisure centre when we reopen.

Classes include:

Train At Home With Freedom – 16 weeks of free exercise workouts which can be found here.

Les Mills Group Exercise – Home workouts with a group which can be found here.

Freedom Leisure runs all of the following centres:

Hailsham Leisure Centre- changing rooms are currently being refurbished here.

For a full list of Freedom Leisure facilities, click here.

More information and updates on Freedom Leisure’s facilities during the coronavirus pandemic can be found at its website.

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