Aspiring to health

Story:Abtisam Mohammed & Steve Barnard

We are pleased to announce that after many years’ hard work the Healthy Living Centre on Earl Marshal Road opens on 15th February.

It was the high health inequalities in the area that prompted us to work with the community to research local needs and develop a strong plan for the Lottery’s ‘Reaching Communities Capital Build’ programme and we were very fortunate to be successful!

The Healthy Living Centre has been an ambition of the Yemeni Community Association for the last five years. The work on the Healthy Living Centre has coincided with a name change for us as we have become Aspiring Communities Together. We feel this reflects our new vision to serve the diverse changing needs in the local community to ensure inclusivity for all. We will continue to put the needs of Fir Vale and Burngreave at the heart of everything we do.

The centre will offer much needed women only gym and fitness classes. “I have known about this project from the start and I can’t wait for it to open. I need somewhere local and where the fact it has childcare there is even better!” Samia Iqbal.

“We’ve always needed something like this in our area. I can’t believe it’s happening and we can’t wait to join.” Nadia Rahman.

What’s more as a not-for profit charitable community provision all the income generated will be re-invested in the community. More funds will be raised through our attractive, modern and welcoming café (open Monday to Friday 8.30am-3.30pm) which will provide volunteering opportunities, free wi-fi access as well as workshops in healthy eating, basic cooking skills and cooking on a budget. We also have a range of rooms available to hire.

The gym’s opening times are: 8am to 8pm Monday – Friday (10am to 5pm weekends). For further details regarding membership options please see the Healthy Living Centre page on our new website or contact Sophia on 0114 251 8900.

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