FITNESS: Chance to shed weight in Spalding

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OVERWEIGHT children and their families are being offered a free course to help lose weight in Spalding.

NHS Lincolnshire is funding a 12 week course called ‘Fit Kids’ to help children, aged eight-11 years, lead healthier lives and get fitter.

The Spalding sessions are being held at The Fitness Company in Spring Gardens, starting on Monday, September 12 (4–5.30pm). They will run every Monday and Thursday.

Over 500 children have taken part in the programme since it started last year, and there are 150 free Fit Kids places on offer when it begins again in September.

The Lincolnshire Sports Partnership’s Sarah Ferneyhough said: “Parents can easily overestimate how active their children are, and portion sizes are often too big. The number of overweight children is rising in Lincolnshire and is above the England average.”

Family support is essential, so a parent or adult must attend some of the sessions with the children.