Rhydyfelin residents have been taking part in the first six week healthy living course run by Trivallis’ Go4It! team.
Go4It! supports families in and around RCT to live a more active and healthy lifestyle.
During the series of two hour sessions, there were tips and activities to inspire people to cook better, try new forms of exercise and save money on food.
The food based sessions ranged from how to please fussy eaters to how to make healthier meal swaps.
During the final session, Rhona Charters the Go4it! Dietitian gave instructions on how to make a healthy apple crumble and talked about how to reduce waste to save money on shopping bills.
She said: “It’s great to be able to get together with new people and share ideas for small changes in their diet that will have big effects on their health.
“I think it’s really important to have some easy recipes that taste great too. The apple crumble we made is much lower in sugar and fat than anything store bought. It was great to be able to cook with such an enthusiastic group and I’m really looking forward to running similar courses in other areas in the New Year.”
100% of those who attended said they had more of an understanding of budget cooking, food waste and having a balanced diet as a result of the sessions.
Andrea Biggs attended with her mother, father, daughter and granddaughter. She said: “It’s a great excuse for the four generations to get together and learn new things. We’ve tried so many new healthy recipes and learned lots about how to stop wasting food – it’ll hopefully save us all some money.”
Food information sessions were followed by a physical activity that changed each week.
Ross, a local boxing gym owner, came in to do a circuit for those who wanted to take part.
There were weights, running stations and an opportunity to put on some boxing gloves and have a go at punching the pads.
Barbara Protheroe from Rhydyfelin is blind and has hearing issues. She said: “Because of my sight and hearing problems, people quite often say I can’t do things but the Go4It! team never did. I’ve taken part in every activity such as Zumba, Pilates and netball. I even got a bull’s eye when we did archery!
“I’ve had so much fun coming to these sessions over the last six weeks and would definitely recommend anyone who has this sort of thing in their area gives it a go.”
Go4It! offers taster sessions in many different sports and cooking. To find out when the team is in your area, follow @Go4it_now on Twitter.Read Rhydyfelin residents Go4It!…