ABOUT APA LADIES
Our All People Active Ladies programme is our flagship project as it was the first one that APA launched
back in 2018.
In partnership with Milton Keynes Council Family Centres, Grid City Fitness, and as part of the #MKGirlsCan programme, All People Active deliver ‘APA Fun Fitness 4 Women’ from family centres in Netherfield, Fullers Slade & Bletchley.
We deliver Fun Fitness 4 Women at a time and in a style that suits the ladies best; so either straight after drop off at school or nursery in the case of the Hedgerows session in Netherfield, and just before pick up time at DaisyChain in Bletchley & Rowans in Fullers Slade.
Fun Fitness 4 Women is a mixture of circuit training, boxing fitness, games and active challenges; and ladies are encouraged to work at a pace and intensity that suit them but to also push themselves, but in a friendly and informal way; no military style fitness boot camps here!
Milton Keynes Council also offer a crèche service at the same time of the ‘Fun Fitness 4 Women’ sessions as we know that a lack of affordable childcare is a real barrier that prevents so many ladies from getting out the house and being active, healthy and happy!
“I absolutely love our ladies exercise group. Our fitness coach is amazing and personalises our workout to our needs. As well as getting a great work out there are so many more benefits to working out with a group; we help provide motivation for each other and getting out of the house helps our mental wellbeing to be able to meet and socialise with others from our local community; from getting to know each other it helps motivate us to keep attending the sessions because they show genuine concern and compassion which you can’t get from going to the gym on your own.
Having All People Active provide this session gives us structure and more variety of exercise and we all have so much fun, every session.”
- Beatrice, APA Ladies
"Joining the community fitness classes was a great way for me to meet and socialise with other women from different backgrounds, this was great as I was still fairly new to Milton Keynes at the time...the creche was excellent for my young baby and having this facility was even more convenient...Farah has been a great mentor/instructor, she got to know us all individually and took time out to give us advice not only as a group but as individuals also...even though i now have a job and i'm unable to attend classes Farah is also available on social media platforms where I am still able to join in with her live sessions from home...these classes have been a big confidence booster for everyone taking part..."
– Denise, Hedgerows
"To see our group of ladies come together, bond and find real sisterhood at our Fun Fitness 4 Women sessions has been amazing, they started as strangers and have become the best of friends on this journey from inactive to active, happy and healthy! The APA instructors are great as they make it fun and challenging at the same time so the ladies don’t feel like they’re attending a fitness session! They also all stay together for an hour after the session making healthy food to eat together – All People Active have really changed lives and we so pleased to have them work with us to improve the health & wellbeing of our residents."
- Zoe, Hedgerows
"Farah is a great instructor and all the girls are fabulous I want this session to be continued it's a big help for all ladies. Thanks to MK council to work together with family centres and bringing a change in the society. I enjoy and benefit every time I attend. – Aisha, Hedgerows
I loved to enjoy the fitness sessions with Farah she’s a great instructor. The experience with fitness made me more positive & a full of energy person and I enjoy every day."
– Meg, Hedgerows