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Street Fit Scotland

Street Fit Scotland

Street Fit Scotland delivers a holistic health, fitness and well-being program me for people experiencing homelessness, rough sleeping, in temporary accommodation or needing support to sustain a tenancy. The programme helps to reduce social isolation and improve mental health as well as addressing long term physical health needs.

Street Fit Scotland delivers a holistic health, fitness and well-being program me for people experiencing homelessness, rough sleeping, in temporary accommodation or needing support to sustain a tenancy. The programme helps reduce social isolation and improve mental health as well as addressing long term physical health needs.

Research has shown that exercise improves not only your physical health but your mental and emotional well-being too. There is evidence to demonstrate that exercise reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and cancer as well as relieving depression and anxiety.

The Street Fit programme delivers fitness classes involving Boxercise as well as Circuit Training, helping the participants become fitter and healthier. They find it tough going but fun and it also promotes team work, peer support and improves their confidence and self worth. The fitness classes are run by personal trainers in local gyms with health assessments undertaken at the start of the programme. These include: BMI, Blood pressure, height and weight.

Part of the programme includes a series of Health and Well-being workshops which cover: suicide prevention; peer support; health diet and nutrition; Naloxone training; sexual health and safe practice; as well as workshops on self-confidence and raising self-esteem. Throughout the programme participants learn to work as part of a team in a supportive environment encouraging them to raise their future aspirations.

Phone
07496691911
Address
19 South Clerk Street
Edinburgh
EH8 9JD