Fitness programmes win national awards

The artsNK Dance Development team receiving their ukactive and Matrix Flame Award. EMN-160718-105534001
The artsNK Dance Development team receiving their ukactive and Matrix Flame Award. EMN-160718-105534001

Two fitness projects have won North Kesteven District Council (NKDC) and its leisure partner 1Life honours in a national awards scheme.

The artsNK Dance Development team and North Kesteven Health Walks were both named as winners at this year’s ukactive and Matrix Flame Awards.

The awards aim to celebrate organisations committed to getting more people, more active, more often.

The Dance Development team won the Shaping Young Lives category for its work to improve the lives of young people through dance.

The Health Walks won the Go Outdoors honour. This is awarded to a project that makes positive changes to new audiences through outdoor physical activity.

Matthew Stothard, contract manager for 1Life in North Kesteven, said: “The team have worked hard on these programmes for many years and the result is not only these two national awards, but highly successful programmes that are engaging with new people every day.”

Mike Lock, leisure and cultural services manager for NKDC, said the awards ‘recognise the council’s commitment to continuing to invest in the health and wellbeing of its residents’.

There was also a nomination for NKDC’s over 60s fitness project Vitality.