Fitness classes at South Essex with Jamaican gymnast Reiss Beckford

JAMAICAN international gymnast Reiss Beckford will host free drop-in fitness sessions on Friday evenings at South Essex Gymnastics Club this spring.

Beckford, who competed at the 2015 World Championships, will oversee the taster sessions between 8.15pm and 9pm on March 31, April 7 and April 14.

The classes are open to anyone aged over 16 and will be held in the club’s main gym at the Basildon Sporting Village.

Beckford, who is now working towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, said: “The sessions will give people an idea of the type of fitness work gymnasts have been doing here since coming up through the club over the years to compete at top events.

“The workout has been designed for the everyday person to develop their fitness, core strength and flexibility.

“But it is open to all – no matter what their level of ability or fitness – and it will be a friendly and positive environment.

“There is no need to book, people can just show up on the night, and I hope we get a good response to these three taster sessions.”

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