PEOPLE can improve their health and fitness and enjoy the freedom of movement at free dance and exercise classes.

Illuminate Freedom, in partnership with Better and State of Emergency, is running free taster Blind Zumba, Intro to Contemporary Dance and Blind Street Dance classes for people with sight loss on January 18 and 19.

If you would like to improve your health and fitness, balance and coordination, or posture and flexibility, or if you just want to meet new people and experience the joy and freedom of movement you can book your place at the free taster classes.

The audio-described classes are designed to help people lose weight, reduce pain and stiffness and feel happier and healthier every day.

Sabeena, a visually impaired participant of the classes, told Illuminate Freedom: “Your class is amazing. I was having so much fun that I actually forgot for a moment that I was blind.”

People are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and trainers, and to bring a packed lunch for the Wednesday classes.

The Blind Zumba and Intro to Contemporary Dance classes will be held at the Finsbury Leisure Centre, Norman Street, London EC1V 3PU, from 10am to 2.30pm, on Wednesday, January 18. There will be a meet and greet service at the ticket barriers at Old Street Station at 10am.

The Blind Street Dance class will be held at the Highbury Leisure Centre, Highbury Crescent, London N5 1RR, from 6.30-8.30pm, on Thursday, January 19. There will be a meet and greet service at the ticket barriers at Highbury and Islington Station at 6.30pm.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance.

For more information or to book your place, email Louise at phone 07956 632 099.

Picture credit: Illuminate Freedom