The 3Fs Group
(Fitness, Fun and Fellowship)

The 3Fs group is set up primarily for the elderly and disabled. Its objective is to help individuals improve and maintain physical and mental flexibility at the same time giving them an opportunity to enjoy friendship.

On arrival, people are greeted with a smile and, if required, given help in the lift into the hall. Here they can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit. Professional trainers then leads about a one hour session of very gentle exercise which can be done either seated or standing. Some exercises are done to popular background music. The group are encouraged to do as much as they can but there is no pressure if it is felt one person prefers to sit and watch. The session ends with a lunch.

The church has a large lift to all floors, there is a toilet for the disabled on each floor and the larger rooms have an audio loop system.

All our trainers are fully qualified and insured. Our senior staff have had criminal background checks enabling them to work with vulnerable adults.

The group started in July 2010. Both men and women attend and the vast majority are in their 80s with a few well into their 90s. There are now two groups running every Wednesday. The group normally has a weekly attendance of 40 to 45.

For all our groups, when someone arrives for the first session, there is no charge. It is an opportunity to view what is done, to meet the people and to saviour the atmosphere. There is a £6.00 charge for subsequent sessions, which is totally inclusive of drinks, exercise and meal.

Every effort is made to help those who are unable to use public transport. Where transport is provided, a £1 each way charge is made.



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