Monday, March 4, 2024

Free football and nutrition programme returns

SHIFT the Timber, a free twelve week football and nutrition programme, will start running again from Tuesday 1 September.

Cllr Allen Mayes, Cabinet Member for Health, said: “Shift the Timber is a great way to get fit, lose some weight or even just get out and meet new people while improving your health.

“It’s open to all men and women who live in Thurrock and are aged 18 or over with a BMI of 27 or above. Those who sign up will take part in a football-based exercise programme to increase physical activity levels, and receive specialised nutritional support to change eating habits and lose weight.

“During lockdown, group participation programmes had to be stopped so it’s great to see more and more opportunities becoming available again for our residents to get active and improve their diet.”

To get more information and to register your interest, please email  


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