Suffolk Libraries provide free health periods


Free fitness classes are offered as part of Suffolk Libraries’ Mental Health Awareness Week.

Earlier this year, Suffolk Libraries worked with local fitness trainers to offer free online activities as part of their Jumpstart campaign.

In the meantime, we’re hosting a live online mental health event for readers today.

The events were a success and attendees said how much they helped increase their wellbeing during the winter period.

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Suffolk Libraries are now offering new weekly fitness sessions that will run until the end of June.

The activities are designed to be as accessible as possible and encourage people to exercise while stuck at home.

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A recent survey by Suffolk Libraries found that over 80% of people who participated in these activities earlier in the year felt more motivated and 76% happier.

The free sessions that take place via Zoom are: Yoga for everyone – every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. from May 11 to June 1, Pilates for all abilities – every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. from May 8 to 29 , POUND Fit music exercise – Thursdays, 6.30 p.m. to 7.15 p.m. on May 13, 20 and 27 and June 10, 17 and 24, online dance workshops – May 17, 14, 15 and 21 sit and stretch on Tuesday 18th, 8th and 22nd June.