Aspiring to fitness and enterprise

Story by Kelvin Strydom | Photo by Amy Palmer

On 11th July I was one of the few men to get the chance to visit Fir Vale Healthy Living Centre, an all-female gym on Earl Marshal Road.

I interviewed Lena, a local resident who uses the gym regularly. She is happy that the gym is an all-female facility which allows her to feel comfortable around people who she knows.

Lena says that the gym users are very friendly and talk to each other about everything. Lena is pleased the gym accommodates the requirements of people from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

At the event there were fashion, information and other stalls. Fruit kebabs and a playdough activity was run by Family Learning to encourage eating healthily.

The Healthy Living Centre also hosted an event called ‘Chand Raat’ or ‘moon night’ just before Eid, so called because the sighting of the moon in Dubai is the signal for the end of Ramadan.

Local ladies with small businesses sold their goods and services, such as henna and massage so women could get together to buy gifts and prepare for the celebrations.

Zain, who is still at primary school, had made lots of attractively coloured loom bands to sell.

If you would like to find out more about Fir Vale healthy Living Centre, please call 0114 243 4340

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