Mums Urged to Move More in May as Stafford Partners Win Fitness Funding

Mothers with young children are being urged to dance their way to fitness following a successful bid for funding to the THIS GIRL CAN campaign.

Stafford based dance and fitness business, the Groove Academy, joined forces with the town’s Northfield Centre to secure a grant from the National Lottery and Sport England run campaign.

Launching on Saturday, 6 May, the Groove Academy will host Move More in May classes at its studio in the Northwood Centre.

“The subsidised programme will target mothers with young children who do less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week,” said Kate Beauchamp, owner of the Groove Academy.

“We want mothers to take some time out for themselves and get into the habit of taking regular exercise.”

The eight-week programme has been set for Saturday mornings as research shows that the timing fits in well with the availability of activities and classes for children.

“We have found that many mums take their children to organised activities on Saturday mornings and this gives them an opportunity to enjoy their own exercise class,” explained Kate. “Here at the Groove Academy we have our own children’s class from 10am each Saturday.”

The Move More in May classes will run from 10.10am until 10.50am.

To book on to the subsidised course contact Groove Academy on 01785 413230. Thanks to the grant funding, the eight-week programme is available at just £20, with further discounts available for mums whose children take a Groove Academy class.

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