Free holiday fitness challenge


Freedom Leisure, which operates Rye Sports Centre on behalf of Rother District Council, is running its Junior Summer Fitness Challenge (JSFC) in partnership with the government’s Change For Life “Sugar Smart”campaign, to help keep kids active and entertained this summer.

JSFC challenges youngsters aged 4-14 to be as active as they can during the school holidays – with prizes and awards to be collected along the way.

The aim of the challenge is to complete 30 physical activities while making a few smart sugar swaps, and grown-ups can also join the fun – as this year’s challenge includes a joint activity, encouraging the family to have fun together.

Parents can register their children online at or pick up their first JSFC fitness diary from the Rye Sports Centre, and it is really easy to take part. Children will receive a free fitness diary in which to record their activities, with each diary having space to record 10 chosen activities of at least 30 minutes in duration. Upon completing the first 10 activities children will receive a free voucher for activities like swimming or badminton and a small prize at the Sports Centre. If a second diary is completed they will receive another activity voucher and another prize, and finally, if children complete a third diary totalling 30 activities, they will receive an exclusive JSFC medal and certificate!

Cllr Jonathan Johnson, Rother District Council cabinet member for young people, sport and leisure, said, “With the summer holidays upon us, children have many days ahead to fill during the six-week break. This scheme offers an incentive to them to get out of the house, get active and make the most of their holidays and I’d encourage as many young people as possible to take advantage of this great opportunity.”

Freedom Leisure is a leading not-for-profit leisure trust. It currently manages 75 leisure centres in partnership with 15 local authorities in England and Wales.  Freedom Leisure is committed to the provision and development of inclusive leisure and fitness facilities. Through continued reinvestment, Freedom Leisure strives to provide a wide range of opportunities for improving health and wellbeing and maximising leisure time within all its communities.

Register online at or pick up a JSFC fitness diary from any Freedom Leisure Centre.

Photo:  Freedom-Leisure






Maxine Soghmanian is Media Communications Manager for Freedom Leisure

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