Thorne residents get fit this winter

Posted: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 14:45

Thorne residents get fit this winter

Exercise classes in the community are proving popular in Thorne and Moorends.

The Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT) classes running at Thorne Pavilion and Moorends Miners Welfare have been put on as Thorne Leisure Centre is closed for refurbishment.

Jon Whiteley, deputy chief executive of DCLT said: "We've been really pleased to the response to these classes. We wanted to offer our members local classes while their centre is closed.

"They are all able to use our other centres, but we know that for many people the convenience of access to fitness locally is important.

"The classes are free for members as part of their membership, and we've seen a number of non-members join the classes as they offer great value for money costing only £1 a session."

Classes at the two community venues range from Total Body and Legs, Bums and Tums to Tabata – a type of HIIT training to easy movers for GP referrals.

"It has been great to work with the local community and with Thorne & Moorends Town Council and Moorends Miners Welfare to enable us to provide these outreach classes," added Jon.

Class numbers are currently limited to 15 per session to enable safe distancing in the sessions.

Debra Brown, from DCLT who runs the classes said: "These are fantastic sessions and are available for all ages and abilities. We are a really welcoming group and new people join all the time.

"The sessions are also a great social get together for people who might not have been out much over the past 18 months due to Covid-19 restrictions.

"We look forward to welcoming more members of the local community to our exercise classes as the team works hard to create a new look Thorne Leisure Centre."

Booking for the classes is essential and can be done online at

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