A new family fit club has been set up in the city centre as part of a new fitness campaign called Get Active.
The team at Get Active launched the campaign to make Exeter the most active city in the south west by getting its busy adults fitter and healthier.
The family fit club started on Monday, July 25, at Cowick Barton playing fields and is being delivered by Exeter City Football in the Community.
Around 23 people aged between three and 43 enjoyed the family activities, which included games of rounders and a kick about of football.
Pete Ferlie from Exeter City Football in the Community who delivered the first family fit club session said: “What a great way to help keep the children active over the summer holidays and it provides health benefits for the adults too.
“We look forward to seeing everyone again next Tuesday and what a great opportunity to bring friends along too.”
The fit club sessions will combine a wide range of activities for all ages in the family, including orienteering, archery, circuits and running.
Sessions run on a variety of days at 10am with full details of session’s times on the Get Active Exeter Facebook page.
The fitness club has also been set up so that the playing fields are not only an active community resource, but so that it makes it an exciting and interactive destination for families.
Get Active Exeter have identified a real need for free activities for families in local green spaces, especially in during the six week summer holidays.
In just the last year or so there has been a transformation of the Cowick Barton playing fields.
Recent installations include a heritage orchard, the activity trail which was funded by Alcoa and Exeter City Council and a new path. There will also be an exciting range of new fitness equipment installed in September.
One of Get Active’s most popular activity sessions is the social rounders group that runs every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6pm.
During the summer there are also picnic afternoons for families to enjoy where they can also take part in learning a bit of croquet.
For anyone wanting to get involved with any Get Active Exeter campaigns they can by emailing email@example.com or by their Facebook page, Get Active Exeter.