A SPORT and leisure scheme targeted at couch potatoes and the ill and infirm has gone from strength to strength.
Pals - the Practice Activity and Leisure Scheme - offers adults the chance to become more active through a range of healthy pursuits.
Family doctors and nurses usually refer patients to the scheme, which is run in partnership with Kirklees Council's Culture and Leisure Services, sports centres and the area's three GP-led primary care trusts.
Ten years ago the scheme offered only cycling and walking and was based in Spenborough.
But now there are more than 70 activities people can take part in at 10 venues across Kirklees.
Classes are held for specific groups, such as people with heart conditions, diabetes, respiratory and mobility problems.
Alison Morby, of Kirklees Leisure Development, said: "The scheme is a tremendous success.
"Over the years we have monitored the progress of people taking part and recorded significant improvements in their health and well-being.
"Of the first 100, 82% of those who responded were still leading active lifestyles."
Former Pals have now trained to help with the scheme.
An official celebration will be held at Spenborough Pool and Sports Complex at 12.15pm tomorrow.