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New exercise classes in and around Shrewsbury

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A series of new exercise classes has been introduced across Shrewsbury and the surrounding areas.  These are open to adults of all ages and fitness levels. 

The classes, formerly known as LULU (Loosen Up Lighten Up), are part of Shropshire Council’s active lifestyles project. 

The new classes at Upton Magna Village Hall and Belvidere Secondary School supplement established classes at other county venues, which offer participants the opportunity to take part in aerobics, bums legs and tums sessions, pilates and circuit training.  

The classes are held throughout the week as follows: 


  • Bums and tums at Upton Magna Village Hall, 9.15am-10.15am, new class started 26 September        
  • Spinning at London Road Sports Centre, 5pm-6pm
  • Aerobics at Belvidere School, 7pm-8pm, new class starts 17 October               


  • Circuit training at Shrewsbury Sports Village (advanced class), 6pm-7pm 


  • 50+ circuit training at Hadnall Village Hall, 10am–11am
  • Pilates at Hadnall Village Hall, 11am–12pm
  • Pilates at Market Drayton Sports and Leisure Club, 1pm-2pm
  • Bums, legs and tums at Shrewsbury Sports Village, 6pm-7pm
  • Aerobics at Shrewsbury Sports Village, 7pm-8pm 


  • Circuit training at Shrewsbury Sports Village, 6pm-7pm               

Classes are charged at £4 per session.  A season ticket is also available at a discounted rate of £34 for 10 sessions.  People interested in taking part are welcome to come along to any of these sessions to observe or to try them out. 

The main aims of the active lifestyles health and fitness classes are to encourage physical activity and healthier lifestyles.  The addition of the new sessions strengthens the position of the council’s active lifestyles team as a leading provider of exercise opportunities in and around Shrewsbury.  

Councillor Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for active and healthy lifestyles, said:

“The extension of the active lifestyles classes across Shrewsbury and the surrounding area means that residents will have more choice and flexibility over the type and location of exercise they take part in.  Active lifestyles offers the benefit of regular structured classes without the commitment of a formal gym membership, and I’m sure that the new sessions will prove to be as popular as the established classes.”

For more information please contact leisure services on 01743 255071 or visit shropshire.gov.uk/sports.nsf