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Council launches latest scheme to empower women!

Ashfield District Council, in partnership with Resurrection Mixed Martial Arts Academy are inviting women and girls to get fit and build confidence at their new Empower Hour fitness sessions.

Offering a mixture of martial arts skills and confidence-building techniques, the free sessions aim to increase confidence, improve health & fitness, and learn techniques to help protect yourself.

Open to women and girls across Ashfield, the sessions are held three times a week at the Resurrection Mixed Martial Arts Academy in Sutton.

Cllr Helen-Ann Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety said:

“These free sessions are being delivered as part of the Safer Streets initiative for Sutton and through This Girl Can Sport England funding, with the aim of helping women and girls feel safe whilst they are out and about in their communities. The combination of getting fitter and learning techniques to help protect yourself can have a really positive impact on confidence, and we want our residents to feel safe whether they are out in groups or walking alone.
"This is just the latest initiative we are taking to ensure women and girls feel safer.  Others include new CCTV cameras and the launch of app which is currently being trialled. We are committed to making Ashfield a safe place to live and work for women and girls.
“I encourage all women and girls to get involved, there are three sessions each week on various days and times to make them as inclusive as possible. I for one can’t wait to attend and learn some new techniques.”

Head Coach at Resurrection, Christian stated:

“We are really looking forward to welcoming people to the gym, whilst supporting a great community initiative. We hope that our sessions inspire women and girls to develop new skills and opportunities. You can join the sessions at any point so get booked in today.”

Sessions start on Tuesday 8th February and will be held on:

Tuesdays 11am-12pm

Fridays 5pm-6pm

Saturdays 9am-10am

To book, call 07813 775126 or via @resurrectionmmaa on Facebook & Instagram