Welcome to the HS4LC Healthy Hearts Campaign.
HS4LC would like to invite you to explore our new gym and challenge your fitness levels!
The HS4LC Healthy Hearts Campaign!
In November 2018 Harrogate Skills for Living Centre officially launched its
Healthy Hearts campaign after opening the HS4LC gym at the day centre.
The aim of this campaign is to offer free fitness session extended to adults with
learning disabilities in the local community in our fully equipped gym.
We know that, unfortunately there are huge health inequalities for people with
learning disabilities, they often do not have easy access to facilities. This can be
because they cannot take a member of staff with them or they simply cannot
afford to go to a gym.
It is also a very sad fact that coronary heart disease is a leading cause of death among people with learning disabilities and over 80% of adults with learning disabilities engage in levels of physical activity below the Department of Health ‘s minimum recommended level.
We want to help and encourage our local learning disability community to increase the amount of physical activity they take part in by offering free and easy access to a fully equipped gym in a safe environment at the Harrogate Skills for Living Day centre on North Park Road in Harrogate.
The HS4LC gym has already been put to good use by the HS4LC day centre clients, the Skills Bridge students and we look forward to interest from other organisations and the community growing!
If you would like to find out more about the HS4LC Healthy Hearts campaign or if you have an interest in attending the HS4LC gym and fitness sessions, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01423 593719 to find out more!