ActiveSG Masters Club aims to get more Singaporeans above 40 to exercise

The Club will offer fitness and sports programmes that are modified and tailored so that newcomers who have been inactive in sports can find it easier to take up one.
The Club will offer fitness and sports programmes that are modified and tailored so that newcomers who have been inactive in sports can find it easier to take up one.PHOTO: MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION

SINGAPORE - To encourage more Singaporeans above the age of 40 to exercise, a new ActiveSG Masters Club has been launched on Sunday (Oct 1).

The Club will offer fitness and sports programmes that are modified and tailored so that newcomers who have been inactive in sports can find it easier to take up one.

For example, instead of swimming, participants can join less-strenuous exercises like pool walks, aqua spinning and cycling classes in the pool.

Speaking at the Club's launch at Heartbeat@Bedok, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu said: "We all want to live well and be active. But some of us start to have other concerns such as problems with joints and other physical conditions.

"We hope to have customised programmes that meet the needs of a wide range of physical (levels). So whether you're physically active, into outdoor sports, or if you'd like to have something more suitable for your condition, (something) slower perhaps, we have a wide range of sports."

ActiveSG is the national movement for sport and physical activity.