Fitness sessions get women out in nature

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A personal trainer from Sheffield has vowed to get more women enjoying the great outdoors, launching a series of Forest Fit sessions in the city.

Aimee Rogers, who runs Revitalize Fitness, teamed up with Living Adventure to develop the sessions, which involve a brisk walk through the countryside and the opportunity to master a number of outdoor skills - including building a fire, creating a primitive shelter and knife work.

Aimee said: “There is so much evidence that spending time in the great outdoors is good for us, both mentally and physically and, here in Sheffield, we have some of the best of the nation’s countryside right on our doorstep.

“I know some women find the idea of getting down and muddy a bit daunting, but I wanted to encourage and empower them to have the confidence to get outside with their friends and family and enjoy the brilliant surroundings we live in.

“Forest Fit allows women to learn some hands on, practical bushcraft skills, getting to know each other better while getting their hands dirty.”

The first Forest Fit session was held last month in Wharncliffe and Beeley woods and Aimee is already busy planning the next session for June.

“It was a massive success,” said Aimee.

“I really enjoyed being in the company of strong and purposeful women who all seemed to enjoy the chance to recharge and achieve something a little bit different.”

the next Forest Fit session will run on Sunday June 12 in Beeley Woods from 9.30am to 3pm. Tickets cost £32 and include camp fire food and hot drinks. Sturdy footwear, layered clothing and a water bottle is recommended.

Visit www.forestfitjune.eventbrite.co.uk for tickets.