Outdoor group fitness classes have soared in popularity in Fife.

Fife Sports and Leisure Trust has revealed that since it re-introduced its popular outdoor programme, sessions have been fully booked and customers are asking for more.

The sessions are available locally at Cowdenbeath Leisure Centre and in Dunfermline and need to be booked in advance.

The trust is currently gearing up for doors opening on its indoor facilities on April 26 in line with the latest Scottish Government Covid announcement.

The move comes as its 100 Mile Step Challenge came to an end at the weekend with 136 Fifers registering to taking part.

The virtual walk around the trust’s Fife facilities has seen over £2,500 raised for its Fife Health and Wellbeing Fund which supports the delivery of its award-winning health programme to local people living with long-term health conditions such as cancer, diabetes, dementia, cardiac incidents and COPD.

Fiona Prendergast, wellbeing and programming manager, said: “We have been really pleased with the reaction to our outdoor fitness programme – it’s hugely rewarding for our instructors to see how popular the sessions are and that participants are really enjoying them.

“Throughout the lockdown the trust has worked hard to stay engaged with customers and has delivered free weekly online sessions so that people could stay active while our centres are closed.

“We are also very lucky that our fitness class goers are a very friendly bunch and there is a great sense of community which keeps everyone motivated.”

For further information and to book, visit www.fifeleisure.org.uk