The establishment of a health academy was proposed at an existing gym that would offer a wide range of services, including an in-house corrective exercise clinic to provide specialist help for individuals suffering postural problems, joint pain and balance issues.
One-to-one coaching and advice is envisaged over a 6-week course, with patients referred by physiotherapists and GPs.
The applicants are also looking to work with the sport and leisure industry to help individual sportsmen and women prevent injury and improve their personal performance. Fitness and wellbeing assessments will also be provided by qualified trainers who will go out to local businesses.
Leader funding is to specifically cover the purchase of specialist equipment used to carry out the work, as well as general promotion and marketing.
Two additional staff posts will be created in the first year, as well as a growing number of services and activities to the local community and businesses.
Total project cost £21,865.
Leader grant £10,932.50.
Matt Sanderson and Giles Woolhouse
Peak Village Estate
Tel: 01629 733123.