Last Wednesday saw the launch of the Men on the Move programme in Erris by Minister of Sport Michael Ring, local sporting hero Henry Coyle WBF Light Middleweight Champion of the World, Charlie Lambert from Mayo Sports Partnership, and members of the Erris Men’s Shed.
Speaking at the launch Minister Ring stressed the importance of keeping active in maintaining health and wellbeing, while Henry Coyle spoke of his delight in being involved in such a worthwhile initiative.
Developed by Mayo Sports Partnership in collaboration with HSE West and the Erris Community Health Forum, this free programme is designed for men who are worried about that extra weight, thinking about getting more active, or who just want to improve their overall health and wellbeing. Men on the Move will be available for men aged over 35 in the coming weeks in the Erris area.
Local men will also be asked to participate in an eight-week programme which will culminate in a “Men on the Move” 5km walk/run at a date to be arranged.
An open evening is being organised, where men can get a free health check (from 6.30pm ), information on healthy eating, and sign up to an activity programme. The open night for the Erris area takes place in Áras Inis Gluaire Belmullet on Monday September 10 at 7.30pm.
Programmes on offer include walking, jogging, and cycling, and there is no cost to the participant. There will be leaders there on the night to answer any question that you may have about any of the proposed activities.
Following the success of the programme in Ballina, Westport, and Claremorris this initiative is being coordinated in Erris in conjunction with the Erris Men’s Shed and the Men’s Community Initiative which are local community development programmes for men which are in operation all year round.
If you wish to register for the initiative call the Mayo Sports Partnership office on 094 904 7025, email [email protected], text your name to 087 697 3093, or email [email protected] or [email protected]
So get out there and get active and be part of this super programme.