The North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service in York are always on hand in an emergency and as a city we could not do without them. They are now on a mission to make fire stations a more integrated part of the community.

They heard about Move the Masses, the new charity in York offering free pop-up workouts throughout the city, and suddenly had a light bulb moment.

Keen to make their space available to community groups, Fire and Rescue Service offered Move the Masses the large garage space where emergency vehicles are usually housed as a place for community work outs.

On the 6th November, Egg Cameron, founder of Move the Masses, will run a fun, inclusive circuit session, for over 16s, at Acomb Fire Station, Boroughbridge Road at 6.30pm.

The session costs £5 a head with all money raised to be split between Move the Masses and The Firefighter’s Charity.

Stuart Simpson, Group Manager of York and Selby FRS, said “We are really pleased to be able to support Move the Masses and are delighted to be using our Acomb fire station to host a pop-up fitness session and to invite members of the community to come and improve their fitness.”

And the first collaborative pop-up ‘Get Moving’ session will run at the same venue on Weds 21st November at 4pm. Open to everyone, any age, any ability and completely free.

Move the Masses have a simple mission: to get the masses moving. They believe everybody should be motivated and encouraged to take part in physical activity, without any barriers, because they know it improves physical health and emotional wellbeing.

Move the Masses gives people of all ages and abilities access to free workouts in their local open spaces. Specifically, those who live in poverty, are older or isolated in society.

Find out more: facebook: @MTMcharity  twitter: @MassesMove