Popular exercise sessions, designed to support people to become more active are being introduced at Yeovil Library from September to November. The project is being run by Somerset Council’s Library Service with support from Nova Sports.

The low impact mobility sessions at Yeovil Library aim to support those living with health conditions by trying out a range of fun activities using technology such as Nintendo Switch, Virtual Reality and an interactive projector. There are also gentle stretches and exercises guided via a trained activity coach.

Similar sessions have also been running at Chard and Bridgwater libraries thanks to successful funding bids via the Sport England ‘Together Fund’.

The Yeovil activities will run once a fortnight over three months, from 11am-noon, on:

  • Tuesday 5 September
  • Tuesday 19 September
  • Tuesday 10 October
  • Tuesday 24 October
  • Tuesday 7 November
  • Tuesday 21 November

Cllr Federica Smith-Roberts, Executive Lead Member for Communities, Housing and Culture at Somerset Council, said:

We have run quite a number of these sessions over recent months and they are proving really popular. They are designed to be fun and practical by offering tips on exercise, stretching and monitoring activity levels. It’s also a great way for people to meet up and form new friendships.

Somerset Libraries were chosen as venues as they are accessible and well-used by the community and can offer a range of other free loans such as blood pressure monitors and activity tracker watches.

More information can be found here: Free Low Impact Activity and Movement Sessions (somerset.gov.uk). People just need to email Yeovil library to book a place on the sessions – yeolib@somerset.gov.uk.

A flyer advertising the low impact activity sessions and their benefits

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August 24, 2023

Debbie Rundle


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