Denise Hayhurst

Denise Hayhurst

Teens urged to become fit

Ladies World Gym is hoping local teenage girls between the ages of 12 to 17 will experience a summer of fitness.

Ladies World Gym is hoping local teenage girls between the ages of 12 to 17 will experience a summer of fitness.

During July and August, teenage girls can enjoy the facility, equipment and more than 60 classes for a week at no cost.

“As the mother of a teenage girl myself, I passionately believe these years are important in terms of both mental and physical development,” said Denise Hayhurst, assistant manager of Ladies World Gym.

Hayhurst says adolescent girls can face many barriers to maintaining their physical fitness.  Issues surrounding body image, insecurity and their changing bodies sometimes means exercise can take a back seat.

The focus will be on building strength, cardio conditioning and creating friendships.

“The fitness habits teens develop during their adolescence are likely to last a lifetime and our team is happy to help young women develop a positive body image and, most of all, stay active,” said Hayhurst.