Men wanted to get on the move!

Men wanted to get on the move!

Do you want to start exercising? Do you want to feel fitter and have more energy? Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership are delivering FREE, Men Only 12-week physical activity programmes in Thomastown, Castlecomer, Clara and Kilkenny (The Watershed) this autumn.

Men on the Move is a physical activity programme that for adult men, to get them more active, have fun and improve their fitness levels. It involves twice-weekly physical activity sessions over 12 weeks that are led by a qualified instructor to meet your needs. The sessions are structured so that you can find a level and pace that suits you and the programme also includes nutrition and well-being seminars.

Taking part in the programme couldn’t be easier, simply turn up wearing comfortable clothes, runners and bring a bottle of water.

Caitriona Corr, Sports Development Officer with Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership stated “We are delighted to be involved in this national programme, there has been huge levels of success from settings as diverse as rural Donegal and Mayo to Waterford and Galway City. Men have enjoyed the health benefits but have also hugely enjoyed getting out and starting back into physical activity with other men. The fitness benefits are a bonus! We are really looking forward to launching this programme in Kilkenny.”

The project lead is Dr Paula Carroll from Waterford Institute of Technology. “Men on the Move has completely dispelled the myth that men are not willing to engage with their health and well-being, and that men don’t talk. Men on the Move has certainly hit the right note for hundreds of men around the country and the benefits far out reach the physical benefits that motivated many men to get involved in the first place. Friendships have been formed, some men no longer feel isolated in their communities, dependence on medications have been reduced and so many men have a renewed vitality and stamina for living. I would encourage any man to contact their Local Sports Partnership and see how they can get involved locally”.

Men on the Move will take place in the following locations and there is no cost to participants. Come along and reap the benefits! Men on the Move is in Thomastown, Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm with tutor, Paul Dempsey, Castlecomer, Tuesday and Thursdays, 7pm with Elaine Sherwood, The Watershed, Fridays, 8pm with Sally Teehan and Clara, Wednesdays 8pm with Paul Ward. All venues kick off on the week of the 19th of September.

For further information, contact Caitriona on 0879750501 or the office on 056 7794991 or just turn up!