Group exercise programme set to boost Harrow residents’ wellbeing

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A new group exercise programme is launching in Harrow to help improve local residents’ physical and mental wellbeing.

Good Boost, an app-based therapeutic exercise programme, will be launching at Harrow Leisure Centre on Wednesday, July 10, with the first session being free of charge.

Designed specifically for people with limited mobility and musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, pack pain and osteoporosis, Good Boost sessions help to reduce pain and improve mobility on land or in the pool.

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Sessions are delivered on tablets, with programmes tailored for each participant. Established by clinical experts, the bespoke Good Boost technology helps to improve attendees’ physical and mental wellbeing through tailored gentle exercise in a fun and social environment.

A Good Boost session.A Good Boost session.
A Good Boost session.

Harrow Leisure Centre, managed by Everyone Active in partnership with the London Borough of Harrow, will be launching land-based sessions next week, which will take place every Wednesday from 1pm until 2pm.

To further benefit attendees’ mental wellbeing and prevent social isolation, a community café will be run before the session begins.

Free for its attendees and set to take place every Wednesday from 12pm until 1pm, the café will act as a space for visitors to meet likeminded people and learn more about the plethora of activities available at the centre, including the new Good Boost offering.

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Pivotal in launching these new initiatives is Tamara Khissaf, activity and wellbeing manager across Brent and Harrow, who was appointed the position earlier this year.

She said: “I’m delighted to be helping to launch both the Good Boost sessions and the community café at Harrow Leisure Centre and encourage everyone to come along, either on their own or with a friend.

“Managing a musculoskeletal condition or coping with the limitations of reduced mobility can feel challenging and isolating, but we are here to help the local community feel encouraged and listened to as they discover how gentle exercise can help their symptoms.

“Reduced mobility can affect people of any age, of all backgrounds and abilities, and we want to remind residents of Harrow that there are services and facilities available to them which can really help improve their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.”

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Following the first complimentary session, Good Boost sessions will cost £4.50 and are bookable either in-centre or on the app. Attendees visiting for the first time are asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to their first session to allow time to be registered. For more information please contact: [email protected].

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