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Did you take part in Dry January? West Sussex Council want your feedback

A survey by the council’s Public Health team aims to capture residents’ views and help shape future Dry January campaigns.

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West Sussex County Council are encouraging local residents to share experiences from their Dry January journey.

The County Council’s Public Health team is running a survey to collect participants’ feedback from their month-long, alcohol-free attempt.

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From cutting back during the week to completing the 31-day challenge, or having the motivation to try again – all personal accounts are welcome.

Amanda Jupp, County Council Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, said:

“Congratulations to all our residents who took part in this year’s Dry January campaign. Whether people reached Day 31, or achieved their personal goals, I think they should be proud of taking the first step to leading a healthier life.

“I would urge everyone who gave Dry January a go and tested their resolve to please take a few minutes of their time to answer questions around their experiences. It would be great, for example, to learn about the types of support that helped if the going got tough!”

The survey will enable the council’s Public Health team to capture residents’ views and help shape future Dry January campaigns.

If you would like to complete the survey, please click here.

The survey closes on Wednesday 28 March.

For more information, tips and support on making small changes towards a healthier lifestyle, click here.

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Crawley health clinic offers free classes for National Fitness Day

The Crawley based clinic will give locals the chance to try one of their new ‘Bridgefit’ classes.

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A local movement rehabilitation and wellbeing clinic is getting involved in an event which thousands across the country will be participating in – National Fitness Day.

Taking place on 26 September, National Fitness Day is a chance to highlight the role physical activity plays across the UK, helping raise awareness of its importance in helping to lead healthier and active lifestyles.

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National Fitness Day sees a huge range of activity options enjoyed by participants of all ages, such as ‘plank offs’, yoga and Pilates classes, treadmill challenges, high-street HIIT classes, dance-offs, mass walks and many more.

Bridgeham Clinic is challenging Crawley residents to improve their fitness with a new style of class.

“We are holding FREE 15-minute ‘taster’ Bridgefit classes on the 26th of September from 11.00am to 12.45pm. Come and see what it is all about and whether you are brave enough to sign up!”

What is Bridgefit?

Bridgefit is a fast-paced workout with a cardio element combined with the techniques of Pilates, but with a Bootcamp edge.

Regular classes will usually last 40 minutes to make it possible for those who work to fit a class in to their lunch break.

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For those who want even more of a challenge, they can try a free taster Bridgefit ‘Circuit class’ between 1.00pm and 2.30pm on the 26th September. Bridgefit circuits provide a great workout using the Pilates machines to hone and tone your body.

Call Bridgeham on 01293 542245 to book your place on either or both classes.

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