Inclusive gym programmes

A £150,000 grant from The London Marathon Charitable Trust will help increase participation in physical activity amongst groups including women, older adults, and people with long-term health conditions at the Jubilee Hall gym in Covent Garden. Jubilee Hall Trust aims to build healthier communities through the operation of four health, fitness and sports centres in central London, and the provision of a range of community outreach programmes.

In 2019, Jubilee Hall Trust had over 330,000 visits to their centres and programmes, 25% of which were free or concessions for seniors, disabled people, students and unemployed people. The charity also runs GP Exercise on Referral programmes for people with long-term health conditions, offers free use of sports pitches and tennies courts for community groups.

Phil Rumbelow, Chief Executive, Jubilee Hall Trust said: "The investment was aimed at increasing overall membership as well as launching a new GP exercise on referral programme, increasing the number of older adult users, local residents and women.

"From February we will have seven free classes per week for the over 60’s, including Yoga, Spinning and Zumba. Our winter women’s running club and a programme to improve female subjective wellbeing are gearing up for launch to take advantage of Sport England’s latest ‘This Girl Can’ marketing campaign."

Could your community benefit? Find out more about The London Marathon Charitable Trust.