The Batley Bulldogs Community Team have started running gym-based activities – in a bid to help local residents become more active.
The Bulldogs are also focusing on improving physical and mental wellbeing.
The community gym has proved a hit so far, with people of all ages and abilities coming together for instructor-led training sessions.
The project is part of a larger incentive – funded by the Big Lottery Fund – to bring people together and improve community spirit, with a particular focus on wellbeing.
The gym is located on Heritage Road, right next to the Fox’s Biscuits Stadium.
Mixed sessions run on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8am and 9.45am and on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 8pm.
There are also ladies-only sessions which run on Mondays between 9am and 11am, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.45am to 10.45am and on Wednesday evenings from 5pm to 6pm.
“Absolutely everyone is welcome in the gym,” said community manager Jon Humpleby.
“It is not all about just training, as there is a strong emphasis on having fun and time to socialise with each other.
“We are looking forward to welcoming as many people as possible into this facility, which we are really pleased to open up to the community.”
Sessions cost £2, with some of the money taken going towards improving the facilities in the gym.
The other funds will be used for any charitable work that the club wishes to contribute towards.
Anyone who would like to know more can contact Jon on 07808 055022 or Sharaz Ajmal on 07956 830684.