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FFSAW – Fitness

The Fitness First for South Asian Women project

The Fitness First for South Asian Women (FFSAW) project works with women to understand that through making lifestyle changes, this can make a difference in the women’s and their family’s physical and emotional health. A 12 week programme delivered in the local community, with culturally and religiously sensitive venue on health education/ awareness session followed by 45 minutes of physical exercise.

Is there a target market for this programme?

Generally, women neglect their own health because they are busy taking care of other family members and taking on other responsibilities. Also for some BME women cultural and religious issues pose added challenges in attending sports and fitness centres.

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Through the provision of community based Bollywood themed aerobics classes, we aim to engage South Asian women to get physically more active in addition to educational sessions addressing emotional well-being and physical health awareness such as weight loss, regular exercise, healthy eating, screening appointments, and unhealthy behaviours and other sensitive issues such as domestic violence and mental health issues. We already ran a pilot programme in 2014 which was very successful and the general feedback we received was very good.

A piece on the programme was released by the Liverpool Echo, more of which you can read about on this page: Health & fitness classes for South Asian women

How do I get more information?

Please give us a call on +44 (0)151 909 2250 or by getting in touch via email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.