A brand new form of exercise/keep fit class is coming to Leyton in September. Soccercise is a female only based initiative developed by the FA and also backed by the ‘This Girl Can’ campaign. Soccercise combines a variety of fitness exercises with a football. The class is delivered to music and based on repetitions of specific exercises (i.e. press-ups, squats, sit-ups). The inclusion of footballs adds co-ordination and core stability to familiar exercises. Participants can pair up or create their own workout to do at home too! Soccercise sessions are FUN, engaging and can be tailored for all levels of fitness. It can also help introduce you to football, re-familiarise those who haven’t played for a while, form part of a pre-season training programme, become part of a pre-match warm-up or just be used as an alternative way to keep fit. Footballs are provided and you don’t need specialised kit, just trainers and comfortable clothing. Sessions will be delivered by a trained instructor and will last for 60 minutes.
A pilot of 6 weekly sessions will be running at the SCORE Centre in September on Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 7pm between September 16th and October 21st. Sessions will be open for women and girls aged 16+ and will be held indoors. All sessions are ‘turn up and play’ so no pre booking is needed. The cost for each session will be £3. For more information contact Phillip Smith – Leyton Orient Trust Health and Wellbeing Activator – [email protected] or via phone 020 8556 5973
You can also check out a video of soccercise in action here.