South Tipp Sports Partnership is helping people to take steps towards fitness

South Tipperary Sports Partnership in its commitment to develop sport and increase participation in physical activity recently held two very successful Fit Walk Clinics in Cloneen and Tipperary Town.

South Tipperary Sports Partnership in its commitment to develop sport and increase participation in physical activity recently held two very successful Fit Walk Clinics in Cloneen and Tipperary Town.

In addition to the Clinics a 5 week Fit Walk Programme commenced in Cappawhite Community Centre on Tuesday night, February 12, and will continue every Tuesday morning at 10am for 1hr up to an including Tuesday, March 11.

These clinics and programmes were developed and delivered by Frank Fahey, Fizzical Ltd and supported by South Tipperary Sports Partnership.

Recent surveys suggest that fitness walking can bring improvements in all aspects of physical fitness including aerobic fitness, flexibility and muscular strength.

The focus of the clinics and programme is on identifying how to optimise aerobic fitness and fat burning; demonstrating how to incorporate flexibility and strength into a walking programme; demonstrating use of step counters, heart rate monitors and walking poles and teaching the key techniques of Stridewalking, Powerwalking and Nordic Walking.

Feedback from participants was very positive and included - ‘An excellent introduction to very useful techniques, very enjoyable’ and ‘Instructor was very interesting with a bit of humour thrown in’.

STSP hope to host more FitWalk Clinics in the future and the FitWalk programme in Cappawhite is open to anyone who wished to join in. For further details please contact STSP office 062 64783 or email info@stsp.ie

Go for Life

On Tuesday afternoon February 12, South Tipperary Sports Partnership in partnership with Frank Fahey of Fizzical Ltd. facilitated a Go For Life games workshop for Older Adults in Fethard Ballroom. The games played are based on what Go for Life groups play across Ireland.

‘Lobbers’ is an adaptation of the game Boules. ‘Scidil’ is a type of ten pin bowling or skittles but more difficult as it is played with one skittle. The third game, ‘Flisk’, is a cross between Frisbee and the fairground favourite, horseshoe pitching.

The workshop was well attended, with a number of communities involved, including Fethard, Killenaule, Clonmel & Carrick-on-Suir. These games give an element of relaxed competition and will be included in an “All Ireland” competition later in the year. The group will continue to meet for Go for Life Games every Tuesday in The Fethard Ballroom at 2pm commencing Tuesday 19th February. For further details please contact STSP office 062 64783 or email info@stsp.ie