26 October 2018

Commissioners and service users have laced up their gloves in Luton for the launch of Boxercise sessions to promote physical and mental wellbeing. 

Guests from Luton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) joined service users from the Trust’s inpatient and community services at Lewsey Sports Park in Pastures Way on Wednesday October 24. 

The Trust and Active Luton are working together to provide ‘Mindful U’ boxercise sessions at the venue every Wednesday from 1.30-2.30pm. 

Visitors spend the hour receiving non-contact boxing training from a qualified trainer to develop their physical fitness. 

The session is followed by the chance to relax with tea and biscuits, and speak informally with a mental health professional who can discuss ways to maintain mental health wellbeing. They will also help by advising on further mental health support available in the town if needed. 

“The first session was fantastic and it was great to have commissioners in the room so they could learn more about the boxercise programme and see it in action,” said ELFT project lead, Health Development Coordinator Steve Muggridge.

“This programme is open to anyone and is a fun way to get fit.

“That includes service users from our inpatient and community services. It is also designed to provide a pathway for people moving from inpatient to community care by providing focus, support and continuity.”

The boxercise class is open to anyone 18 or older living or working in Luton.