03 March 2021

Marica Wainner, the Trust's Health Development Co-ordinator for the People Participation team, is delighted to announce a range of fitness & recovery programmes about to take off, plus information about a women's BAME cycling group for people living in Tower Hamlets and a Stratford based peer-led walking group. 

On the programme of events, Marica says:

"The projects are now into their 12th month and although a lot of it is taking place online this year, the energy or enthusiasm from everyone involved has been amazing with 200 registered participants regularly accessing the weekly classes.

It's a great way to connect with others and maintain activity during isolation supporting you to achieve your health and fitness aims whilst reducing isolation and loneliness and improving both physical and mental health.

A lot of us have probably got some fitness goals to set after a year of lockdown. Get involved! You won't regret it."

And don't forget the day of fitness activities for women all planned to coincide with next Monday's International Women's Day. Full details here>>

The ELFT Virtual Fitness & Recovery Programme

The Virtual Fitness and Recovery Programme for March-April is now out.  There are some new incentives starting up from including a lifestyle assessment and goal setting and a 5-week Mindfulness Course.

The aim is to support people to increase their activity and form new healthy lifestyle habits over a 4 week supported plan

The Virtual Programme for March / April can be downloaded here>>

Links to access classes are on page 2 (simply click on the bubble to access the class)

NEW PROGRAMMES starting March/April include 1-1 Personal Training with a variety of session plans personalised to specific needs:

The Peer-Led Walking Group at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will also restart on 12th April 

Download the poster here>>

Please feel free to make this available to anyone who would like to access the activity. They can contact Marica on the email address below to register. 

The Tower Hamlets BAME Female Cycling Programme

If you a woman living or working in Tower Hamlets come and join the BAME Female Cycling Programme supported by TH Cycling Club and TH Council.  Register now by contacting marica.wainner@nhs.net to secure a space as numbers are limited.

Download the TH Female BAME Cycling Programme poster here>>

NHS staff working or living in Tower Hamlets, or people with a Mental Health Diagnosis or a long term health condition associated with SMI in the community or ELFT services are very welcome to join.

Participants to agree a suitable day and time and the start date to be confirmed pending government guidance on return to activity.