A DISABLED fitness instructor is trialling a new aerobics class while raising money for his London Marathon race.

Kris Saunders-Stowe started his business Wheely Good Fitness to provide fitness classes for disabled people in Herefordshire.

Now Hereford Leisure Pool has agreed to trial his seated aerobics class, which is aimed at both self-propelling wheelchair users and able bodied people.

Mr Saunders-Stowe said: "Ordinarily Halo trial new classes for six weeks, but as seated exercise has a dowdy image for being slow and uninteresting (unlike what we do) they have given me a 12 week period to get numbers and hopefully keep the class running."

The first class will be combined with his fundraising for the London Marathon.

He was selected to be just one of 12 standard wheelchair entrants in the marathon and is raising money for the Ross and Hereford branches of the MS Society.