Published on: 9 February 2018

rockbox poster.JPGFitness class Rockbox brought its brand of boxercise and rock music to the Hartington Unit blast month.

And the class was such a hit with staff and service users that it is going to be a regular event.

The session at the Hartington Unit was delivered by Rockbox directors Jade and Sharon. Service users and staff joined in for an hour of rock music and boxing training using drum sticks to improve fitness.

There was positive feedback from those who attended, and all asked for the sessions to be delivered in the unit on a more regular basis.

One service user said: “It’s the most physical exercise I’ve done since becoming unwell and I loved every minute of it.”

Another commented: “I didn’t feel like I was in hospital but I did like how staff got out of their uniforms into their gym gear and joined in with us.”

The unit’s Recreation Co-ordinator Clare Farnsworth successfully applied for charitable funds to set up a partnership with Rockbox. Now Rockbox will be at the Hartington Unit every Wednesday afternoon from 1.30pm – 2.15pm, starting on 28 February, delivering classes to both service users  and staff. Community staff members are also welcome to come and take part.

Service users and staff also have the option of attending the local community sessions in Tupton and Newbold.