PILATES sessions offered free in support of the Mail’s Race for Fitness campaign have been hailed a huge success.
Town physio Paul Gough offered 10 people the chance to enjoy the first four sessions in a new series of pilates sessions absolutely free of charge.
The generous offer was Paul’s way of backing Race for Fitness, the campaign which is aiming to improve the health and fitness of 2,012 people in Hartlepool and east Durham in Olympic year.
The free sessions have now came to an end, and Paul is delighted with the feedback he has received.
The 30-year-old, who lives in the Bishop Cuthbert area of Hartlepool, said: “So far the pilates course has been brilliant.
“I did it myself for the first time this week.
“First of all it’s fun, and secondly it works.
“The response of people has been excellent, the Mail’s campaign seems to be having an impact.”
Paul said regulars at the sessions range from young adults through to pensioners.
He said the sessions, which are ran by pilates specialist Sammy Dakers, are not too difficult and don’t result in people suffering aches and pains in the following days.
Despite the fact the free sessions in support of the campaign have drawn to a close the course is still running every Wednesday from 5pm-6pm in the People’s Centre, in Raby Road, Hartlepool.
Everybody can enjoy their first session free of charge. The cost is then £6 a session or £5 a session if you book a block of six.
To book a spot or for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.