Hampshire residents diagnosed with Parkinson's are being offered a new 12-week exercise programme, Move and Shout, by community leisure provider Places Leisure and charity Parkinson's UK.

Five sites across England will host the sessions, including Andover Leisure Centre.

The pilot aims to help Parkinson's sufferers engage in physical activity, boosting wellness, fitness, and community understanding of the condition.

Fully-trained instructors, having undertaken specialist training from Parkinson's UK, will conduct each class, geared towards individuals at all stages of balance and movement impairment.

Tim Morton, physical activity programme lead for Parkinson’s UK, said: "We are delighted to be working with Places Leisure on the delivery of their new Move and Shout project for people living with Parkinson’s in Hampshire.

"We hope that more people living with the condition across the county will be able to take advantage of the new offer and to live well with their Parkinson’s.

"Being active is one of the best ways to manage Parkinson’s symptoms as regular physical activity can improve both long-term physical and mental wellbeing. Plus, physical activity offers great social opportunities for people with Parkinson's to enjoy."

Attendees, costing £2.50 per person, can be patients, family, or carers.

Participants receive a free 12-week gym membership, including consultation with a Level 3 GP Exercise Referral instructor.