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Creative Wellness Ladies Cycling and Walking Club Resume Sessions

Khushnood Ahmed, Resident Steering Group Member and Member of the TWCP Health and Wellbeing Citizen Action Group, runs a number of fitness and wellness clubs through her initiative Creative Wellness.

Creative Wellness is passionate about community wellness. It’s a space for women to feel excited and empowered, to expand their knowledge, and to be equipped with the action steps and resources needed to live a healthier life.

Cycling Club

Start date: April 2021

Complete the membership form via this link: Cycling Club – Creative Wellness

Bikeability training is being provided on two dates:

Saturday 17th April – Level 1 (Riverside Cycle Hub)

Saturday 24th April – Level 2 (Riverside Cycle Hub)

General club rides are every weekend, Saturday 10-12pm, departing from Rivergate centre, Barking IG11 0FJ, to suit all abilities.

A bicycle, lock, helmet, and cycling jacket can be provided to members dependent on availability.

Walking Club

Start date: 5th April 2021

Complete the membership form via this link: Walking Club – Creative Wellness

The club walks different routes every week Monday 10-11am, departing from Rivergate centre, Barking. IG110FJ.

Members are provided with a fit fitness tracker watch to monitor their step count. The weekly challenge is to do 10,000 steps or more to win the weekly prize draw for the vouchers of your choice.

You can complete the challenge in a week with the other members or with your family at your own pace.

Why get active?

During the first lockdown I felt there was a need in the community for women, whilst adhering to government guidelines, to make new friends, get involved in a sport or activity that would provide positive health outcomes, especially mental health. The project was well received by the girls and women of Thames Ward. We now have a WhatsApp group where our cycling and walking club ladies interact with each other. The clubs are a success as through them residents have formed friendships, as well as better mental and physical health!

Khushnood Ahmed