Tranmere Rovers in the Community have been working with Wirral Change to open up the newly-refurbished gym at Prenton Park to Black and Minority Ethnic groups who have recently migrated to the country.
The group who have been weekly attending our gym sessions since March have spoken about how much it benefits their health.
The sessions have been funded via The ACC Liverpool Group Foundation and Community Foundation for Merseyside.
One participant said, “The gym sessions are an excellent initiative for us migrants, as it allows us to train using professional facilities.”
Another said, “All is fine with the gym sessions, with a few more within a week it would be the perfect way for me to exercise.”
Isaac Stewart, Health and Wellbeing Advisor at Wirral Change, has been bringing the group along each week, and believes that the sessions have provided a way for migrants on the Wirral to stay active in a way they may not usually be able to afford.
“The gym sessions provided by Tranmere Rovers are an excellent way to help my clients be physically active, especially with typical gym expenses being out of the price range for migrants."
The gym includes brand new equipment including free weights, machines, dumbbells and squat racks.
“The equipment provided is the same as those provided in membership gyms, which allowed my clients to target specific muscle groups when doing their workouts," Isaac continued.
“Before these gym sessions were started by Tranmere Rovers, one of the biggest queries I received from my client group was surrounding affordable gyms.
“Tranmere Rovers in the Community have helped with this need, providing facilities at the quality of membership gyms for free. Overall, excellent service.”