Pathhead health and fitness fair to help you recover from Christmas

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A community health event takes place in Pathhead this month to help local people overcome their excesses from the festive period.

Tynewater Community Development Project worker Caroline Pearson and local Olympic torch bearer Dr Alison Binns have organised a health and fitness fair, to be held at Pathhead Village Hall, on Sunday, January 19, from 11am - 2pm.

Caroline explained why they organised the event: “The fitness fair aims to encourage people of all ages and fitness to access exercise, healthy eating, smoking cessation and tackle childhood obesity.

“The timing of this hopes to tap into people’s new year resolutions, exercise off the Christmas excesses.

“The fair will be free to enter and open to all. There will also be a community cafe.”

Confirmed stalls so far include: jogscotland, Paths for All (walking group), spin and circuit classes, personal trainers, boot camp, Enjoy-a-Ball, Ageing Well, NHS Smoking Cessation, Get Going (family approach to childhood obesity), Pathhead FC, Pathhead Bowling Club, Canicross (running with dogs), Zumba dance fitness, Irish dancing , sports medicine and gardening project Ormiston Grows.

Read more on this story in the January 2 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser, out now.