An Oldham gym is running free kids classes throughout the Summer break to help families amid rising living costs.

Real Life Oldham on Osbourne Street will be running the free classes from nine until 10 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

On Mondays children aged four to seven can attend active games, on Wednesdays eight-to 11-year-olds can play dodgeball, and on Fridays children aged 12 and over are invited to play football at the gym.

Children who attend will also get a drink and a snack and parents and carers can have a drink in the gym’s cafe while they wait.

Owner Tyler Mullings, who also owns the Real Life Health and Fitness in Bolton, believes financial circumstances should not dictate whether or not someone can access a gym and experience the resulting mental health and feel-good benefits.

Discussing the gym when it opened last year, he said: “If my mum couldn’t go there then I don’t want to do it, so we have options for every financial situation.

“My mum and I could never afford to do things like this when we were growing up and that’s what I base it on, I want it to be accessible for everyone, but I still want to offer a top-quality service.”

The 17,000 square foot gym is split into three sections, including a studio for classes, a cross fit and functional strength area and a section with resistance machines and weight equipment. There is also a kid’s play area and cafe, as well as disabled access and disabled toilets.

The kids classes are open to both gym members and non-members.