Lottery funding a Pivotal step towards improving health and wellbeing

Rotherham’s Pivotal Health and Wellbeing CIC are offering free health and wellbeing sessions across the town after securing over £150,000 in lottery funding.

Anne Marie Newton and Abbey Clayton of Pivotal Health and Wellbeing CIC.

The Eastwood-based organisation was awarded a grant of £153,788 from The National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund. This will fund a three-year project to deliver new sessions to people in Rotherham including walking football, seated exercise, and walking groups.

The funding has also enabled the Pivotal team to reduce their monthly pay as you go gym membership from £35 to £20.

Run by Rob Newton and Abbey Clayton, Pivotal Health and Wellbeing became a Community Interest Company in 2019. Since then, they have stepped up their services in the community, reaching out to people in Rotherham who wouldn’t usually attend a gym session.

Thanks to other funding from Voluntary Action Rotherham, they have already provided free Pilates sessions, exercise sessions for community groups, and healthy eating workshops.

The lottery funded project will include a free seated exercise class on Mondays at 2pm at their studio on Fitzwilliam Road, great for older people or those with limited mobility. They will also be running a walking football session every Monday evening at 5pm at the nearby Rotherham Football Centre.

For those looking for a new gym in 2024, being a Pivotal member gives you access to the fitness studio as well as all their classes which include HIIT, Zumba, boxing, Pound Fit, and legs, bums and tums – all for just £20 a month.

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