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Weʼre raising £1,300 to to run 4 school terms (April-December) of fitness classes for carers focusing on lifting techniques, strength and cardio

Abingdon, UK

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We all know that being a full-time carer can result in a bad back, ill health and isolation and I know from personal experience thay keeping fit and strong does wonders for my mental and physical health which in turn makes me better able to care for my son. I am looking to set up a weekly subsidised fitness class (Fit to Care) for parent and family carers at my gym Priority 6 in Abingdon ( The sessions would be concentrating on learning how to lift properly, using our core muscles, some strength training and a bit of cardio. It would be suitable for people who have done no or little exercise as everything can be scaled to your ability. I would like to encourage anyone who is a carer to come along to get fit and make new friends, two things that can be incredibly difficult for those of us who find ourselves caring for a disabled child or relative. Priority 6 is a fantastic gym who would like to get involved with something that would benefit the community, this was my suggestion to them and they are very keen. The wealth of knowledge and experience that the coaches at P6 have is vast and varied – the carers who attend couldn’t be in safer hands! It is a friendly, welcoming and inclusive gym and being a member is changing my life. Giving other carers this opportunity at an affordable price would be amazing.

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  • Karen Sharman5 months ago
    Karen Sharman

    Karen Sharman

    5 months ago

    I have increased the amount to £650 in order to provide two 6 week blocks of classes for 15 people. The first block will start on Monday 16 April at 11am and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If these classes prove popular I will gather feedback from the participants (to show evidence of need for these classes) in order to approach charities for funding for further classes starting September 2018. Please, please encourage people to help me raise the outstanding £130. Thank you

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  • Karen Sharman5 months ago
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    5 months ago
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Page last updated on: 6/30/2018 9:07 AM



  • Pierre  Vivant

    Pierre Vivant

    Jun 30, 2018

    Such a good idea! Hope you reach your target but come back to me if you are just short.


  • r hopcroft

    r hopcroft

    Jun 18, 2018

    Karen and Mark I hope this helps with your efforts


  • Rita Burt

    Rita Burt

    Jun 15, 2018

    Happy to support your venture


  • Miriam Maughan

    Miriam Maughan

    May 15, 2018

    You're doing a great thing I hope you manage to get all the sourcing you need


  • Angela De Freitas

    Angela De Freitas

    Apr 30, 2018

    Happy to donate - A Great idea!Best wishes, Angela De Freitas


  • Anonymous


    Apr 23, 2018

    Good luck with it all Karen.


  • Sheena Davie

    Sheena Davie

    Apr 22, 2018

    Great idea, hope you can get some sponsors too.


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Karen Sharman

Karen Sharman

Abingdon, UK

My name is Karen and my world was turned upside down when my youngest son was diagnosed with Autism and learning disabilities when he was 3. Nobody expects to have a disabled child and it can leave you isolated. There is little support for carers health and I want to change that!

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