Leisure World Colchester will be offering free group exercise classes to encourage outdoor activity and wellness.

The team is extending an invitation to the community to join them on April 20 and 27 at Castle Park for the free fitness classes.

These sessions will be led by qualified instructors who are eager to help individuals achieve their health goals.

Participants can expect to receive expert guidance, motivation and support throughout each session.

Those who attend will also get a chance to enter a prize draw to win a shrub, courtesy of Colchester  Council’s communities team, to enhance their own outdoor spaces.

Colchester Sports Park will host four additional free outdoor classes on April 22, 23, 29, and 30.

David King, leader of Colchester Council, said: "We know physical and mental wellbeing are really helped by connecting with nature and the life around us.

"Don't miss out on these fantastic opportunities to stay active and make the most of the spring weather.

"Our sport and leisure teams are keen for individuals to get involved, shake up their routines and allow the great outdoors to help rejuvenate minds and bodies.”

Details of the classes can be found at colchesterleisureworld.co.uk/activa-gym.

Registration prior to the classes is recommended at forms.office.com/e/6YvtqWS03s.