Get up and get going this week

‘Get up, get going’ is the theme of this week’s Healthy Town, and a range of free events and activities are taking place around Portlaoise.

‘Get up, get going’ is the theme of this week’s Healthy Town, and a range of free events and activities are taking place around Portlaoise.

On TUESDAY September 9, Laois Sports Partnership have organised a Bike for Life Programme in Portlaoise Leisure Centre at 6.30pm. For more information contact 0578671248 or info@laoissports.ie.

Exercising for Overall Health is a free class taking place at Pearson Fitness and Preformance at 7pm. Places are limited so contact Nigel on 0858122441

On WEDNESDAY September 10, The Cuisle Cancer Support Centre are offering yoga for cancer survivors at 11am. Contact Hilary Brennan on 0578681492 or email cuislecentre@eircom.net.

A ‘Healthy Gathering’ will take place in Club Vitae in the Maldron Hotel at 5.30pm, for beginners or those looking to return to exercise. Contact Laois Sports Partnership on 0578671248 or info@laoissports.ie.

‘Forget the Gym: Running tips for beginners and lapsed runners’ is a free talk by well-known running expert Mary Jennings, taking place in the Killeshin Hotel at 7pm. To book contact Rachel Ahearne on 01 6690030.

On THURSDAY September 11, The Irish Heart Foundation are giving free health checks throughout the day at the Treo Nua Resource Centre. To book an appointment contact 057 8686145.

A soccer programme for people with intellectual abilities, in association with the FAI, will take place in St Mary’s Hall at 2pm. Contact Marina Ryan on 0578660426.

Laois Sports Partnership are hosting a ‘Get into Walking Workshop’, starting at Portlaoise Leisure Centre at 4pm. Contact 0578671248 or info@laoissports.ie.

Fast Forward Walking Group will meet at Portlaoise Leisure Centre at 7pm. Contact Miriam Bergin on 0861283432 mybergin@gmail.com

On SATURDAY September 13, The Irish Heart Foundation will give free health checks in the Treo Nua Resource Centre throughtout the day. To book an appointment contact 0578686145.