Time to dive right in!
From this weekend Southwark residents aged 18 and under, and over 60s will be able to swim and use the gym for free in all council leisure centres, as the exciting new free swim and gym pilot begins.
Dr Zoe Williams, a local GP and local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) lead for childhood obesity endorsed the scheme, she said; "As a GP in Southwark I am absolutely delighted that young people and older adults will be able to take advantage of the free gym and swim offer. Being physically active has huge health benefits, but is also crucial for wellbeing."
Dr Williams, who is also known for her prime time role on TV show 'Gladiators', wants to inspire young people especially about the importance of good health and fitness habits and finding what works for you. She added; "I hope that that as many people as possible, and especially those that are currently inactive, will take advantage of this great opportunity and find out for themselves how great a gym or swim session can make you feel. Why not just give it a try?"