Disability fitness programme a hit

Worcester News: Dr Andrea Faull (left), senior lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, guides a participant through the Push2Health programme. Dr Andrea Faull (left), senior lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, guides a participant through the Push2Health programme.

AN innovative new project has been launched to help people with disabilities improve their fitness and activity levels.

The University of Worcester is behind Push2Health which has been devised by Dr Andrea Faull, senior lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Haydn Jarrett, senior lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science, both at the university.

It is hoped those taking part will be able to benefit from university facilities and build their fitness and confidence levels.

The initiative, which is also serving as a research project, sees participants take part in gym sessions and adapted circuit training as well as trying out a variety of different sports.

“It’s been very pleasing to see so many people show such enthusiasm for the sessions," said Dr Faull.

"The feedback we have received from them has been excellent."

The pilot project ends in the middle of April, but Dr Faull is looking at ways of building on the project.

Anyone interested in taking part in the next programme should email Dr Faull at a.faull@worc.ac.uk or by calling 01905 855265.

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