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Project information

50+ Fitness Club

A wonderful initiative where women over the age of 50 get fit with a personal fitness coach, fitness record and health checks. The activities available include Zumba, Circuit Training, Gym Workouts, Aerobics and Yoga. A number of women are invested in the project and are sad to see it shut down.

Available to begin immediately. Will continue running according to funding.

Charity information: SHAMA WOMENS CENTRE

  • Need


    This project tackles the loneliness and immobility of vulnerable women in the community and will result in the improvement of overall health.


    There will be an increase in happiness and drive due to women having something to look forward to regularly. Regular exercise will make women get fitter. Women will also become happier due to having a regular social circle within the fitness group.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    We aim for women over 50 to get fit and healthy.


    » Free health checks
    » Personal Fitness Record
    » Personal Fitness Coach
    » Exercise classes and Gym Workouts

    What success will look like

    We will conduct regular fitness and health checks and record these and review.

    Aim 2

    We aim for women over 50 to feel happy and less lonely.


    » Exercise classes and Gym Workouts with the same circle of women regularly.

    What success will look like

    We will carry out surveys before women start the 50+ Fitness Club and at regular 2 week intervals to see how they are feeling.

  • Impact


    This project will result in hugely beneficial changes to the lifestyle and happiness of these women over 50. In addition to this, the community as a whole will benefit from this initiative as the women in the community generally feel better.

    This will be demonstrated by the figures of improvement in regular surveys conducted on happiness and the benefits of the project for the women.


    A potential risk could be few women wanting to be a part of this project. However, through marketing this project we have reached out to many women and they have responded well and are eager to join this club.

    We currently have several women on board and their only worry is that the project will end soon due to a lack of funding.


    Regular email updates will be sent to donors summarising how the project is going, informing them of the progress of the women that they are supporting as well as thanking them for their contribution.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,000 Equipment Maintenance Regular checks and maintenance of Gym Equipment
      £10,000 Sports coaches' wage Payment for professional sports' coaches
      £5,000 Marketing and Admin Social Media, registering, Posters and awareness campaigns.
  • Background


    Shama Women's Centre in the Highfields area of Leicester. This is home to a culturally diverse range of people from a working class socio-economic background. Shama Women's Centre has been supporting women in the community for over 30 years.


    Women over the age of 50 in need of support in terms of loneliness and health.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are in the midst of a richly diverse community in which many women reside that are in need of support in order for them to be happier and get fitter.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Sumeya Daud

    Volunteer Coordinator. Sumeya will be enlisting volunteers to help out with this project in order to ensure funding goes further.

    Claire Sawh

    Sports Coach


    Zumba and Yoga Class Instructor

    Khudeja Amer-Sharif

    Centre Coordinator. Ensures the project is running to a high standard and all funds are used appropriately.