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Centre bids to get disabled people active again

A SHEFFIELD sports centre is calling for people in South Yorkshire to take part in free sessions aimed at getting people with severe medical problems active again.
Concord Sports Centre, operated by Sheffield International Venues, is launching the ‘Dave Wants You’ programme of fitness classes for patients with diabetes and coronary heart disease.
The scheme, which is supported by the NHS and Activity Sheffield, is designed to motivate people with severe medical problems to stay active and improve their quality of life.
The sessions are being run by fitness specialist Dave Birds, who recently walked off with the prestigious ‘Innovator of the Year’ honour at Sheffield International Venues annual awards night, in recognition of the success of his healthy lifestyle schemes.
Dave is holding the free classes every week, alongside free personal training for people with these conditions. Activities include swimming and gym work, all of which is specially targeted towards the individual needs and conditions of the individual.
Dave said: “I’m calling for anyone with diabetes or heart disease to come forward and try these free sessions and take advantage of the fantastic facilities here at Concord. Everyone’s an individual, whatever their medical condition, so each training session I carry out is different.
“I can offer many patients new ways of getting active and doing things they may have thought would not be possible again.“
Dave also operates the GP Referral Scheme at the centre, spending two days a week on rehabilitation programmes.

Go backPosted on 16th August 2007