Call to Pontefract residents to “Get walking”


People who live in Pontefract and surrounding area are being invited to get walking with the local NHS health trainers.

The health trainers, who work for South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, offer support, motivation and encouragement to anyone in the local area that would like to make healthy changes to their lifestyle. One of the ways people can make a change is by joining the health trainers on health walks.

The walks, which are completely free, take place every Wednesday and are open to anybody who would like to get involved. The group walk around the local area and move at a pace that is suitable for everyone in the group.

Health walks begin on Wednesday 10th July and will run for 8 weeks. Each walk will start at St. Mary’s Community Centre, Chequerfield, Pontefract between 10.30am till 11.30am.

Rita Gooding, senior health trainer, said: “These walks are a great way for people to improve their health and wellbeing at the same time as meeting new people. It’s a good opportunity to get out and about and we can also share our knowledge about other health resources that are available in the local community.

Each of our health trainers are qualified specialists that work with people to help with a variety of issues including weight management, healthy eating, stress, stopping smoking, physical activity and alcohol. We can help individuals set realistic personal goals and find other services that may benefit and help them to maintain the lifelong changes.”

For more information about the health trainers or health walks contact senior health trainer Rita Gooding on 07900 053581.

Call to Pontefract residents to “Get walking”

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