Fit 2 Care define a carer as being someone who has an active caring role for a relative or family member who has a disability or disabling condition. They do not need to be in receipt of carers allowance or live with the person they care for. Caring for a disabled person could involve cooking, cleaning, shopping, personal care and supervision on a regular basis that impacts on your usual day to day life.
We cannot allow under 18’s (young carers) to take part in the classes due to insurance limitations. Also our terms of funding means paid care workers cannot take part either.
What our members say:
Today, I transferred/lifted my child’s supplies into the garage! Usually I get into a right state and leave half of it for the hubby to do but today I managed it all on my own. I feel I had more awareness of my posture to lift the items and move them carefully and I don’t feel exhausted either!
When I saw the advert about 'fit to care' it was at the right time for me to take the leap. I had no idea what I was going to walk into just that I was ready to make a change, get fitter and stronger. I'm so happy I contacted Karen as my time at Priority 6 has been fantastic... I'm getting fitter, stronger and I've lost over 2 inches off of my waist, I'm down a dress size. This is what I do on a Monday now and I'm looking forward to the next session. I've also got myself a kettle bell.... Must be going a little mad ?
I'd never been to a gym and found the whole idea quite scary. When the fit to care classes came to my attention, I felt it was something that I could really benefit from plus I would be attending with other parents/carers - so this gave me the confidence to give it a try. Priority 6, the training coaches and Karen have all made it an excellent experience from the very first session! I felt very welcome, I've enjoyed every session and most importantly I've seen progress in my fitness levels each week. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend these classes to others.