Birstall school marks first anniversary of its 'Mama Unleashed' keep fit class

Batley and Spen MP Kim Leadbeater visited Fieldhead Primary Academy in Birstall to mark the first anniversary of its community keep fit class, Mama Unleashed, which aims to empower women to become the best version of themselves.

By Staff Reporter
Wednesday, 11th May 2022, 11:30 am
Updated Wednesday, 11th May 2022, 5:39 pm

Joined by a mixture of parents, babies and year four pupils, Ms Leadbeater got stuck in and joined the session which is specifically designed to promote both physical and mental health and well-being.

The weekly classes have been hosted by the Birstall-based co-location centre since April last year, as part of the community's ongoing commitment to promoting the health and well-being of pupils and families alike.

The sessions are hosted by Mama Unleashed founder Rachel Olsen-Saaler, who is a certified personal trainer, fitness instructor, pre/post natal exercise specialist and sport and exercise scientist.

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Batley and Spen MP Kim Leadbeater visited Fieldhead Primary Academy to mark the first anniversary of its local community keep fit class, Mama Unleashed, which aims to empower women to become the best version of themselves

Ms Leadbeater said: “It was great to join staff, parents and pupils at Fieldhead Primary Academy for their anniversary community exercise session. I'm not sure who loved it more - me or the kids!

“Physical exercise and well-being have been my passion since long before I became an MP and this is just the kind of initiative we need to see more of all around the country.”

Donna Popek, principal at Fieldhead Primary Academy, said: “The Mama Unleashed classes have become an important part of our community engagement activities.

“At Fieldhead we put a lot of importance on the physical and mental health and well-being of our children, and their families, and we know that exercise is a really fundamental part of that.

“By hosting these classes at our community location centre, we hope to provide a safe space where people from across our local community as a whole can get together, have a good workout, and help to empower each other to be the best that they can be.

“The work that Rachel is doing is amazing and I hope that the class stays within the community for the foreseeable future.”

Rachel said: “It has been great to see and feel the support from the community here in Birstall. This is only just the beginning for Mama Unleashed.

“The support from Fieldhead has been amazing and I hope that pupils and parents alike can feel the benefit of the classes.”