Free outdoor gym sessions in Harlow Town Park

Lifestyle / Fri 31st Jul 2015 at 04:33pm

HARLOW Council has entered into a partnership with local business Stanley 4 Fitness to deliver free fitness sessions at the Outdoor Gym in Harlow Town Park.

The free sessions are funded by Harlow Health Centres Trust, who also funded the outdoor gym. All levels of fitness are welcome and there will be scaling options to ensure that residents get the right level of workout.

Starting on 1 August 2015 there will be a session for everyone held on Saturday mornings from 8am to 8.45am and women only sessions held on Wednesday mornings (starting 12 August 2015) from 9.30am to 10.15am.

Each session will run for 45 minutes and consist of a group warm up into a circuit moving between the equipment and the space around the Outdoor Gym. They will work in groups of 2-3 and will last for 20-25 minutes. This, will be followed by a core and ab development session with a cool down.

The official launch of the Outdoor Gym, which opened in April, and the new FitPark sessions will take place on Saturday 8 August 2015 at 8am. For a full list of sessions please visit www.stanley4fitness.com.

There will be coaches available plus several mentors from Stanley 4 Fitness who will assist with any new to fitness individuals. All participates must complete a health questionnaire and register for the class.

To book your place visit http://book.stanley4fitness.com and choose FitPark Session (detailed as FREE) and follow the registration process. Please contact [email protected] with any booking queries. Participants will receive an email confirming what they need to bring and what they can expect.

Councillor Emma Toal, Portfolio Holder for Youth & Community, said: “We are committed to doing what we can working with other organisations to help improve people’s health and wellbeing at little or at no cost. Since it opened in April the outdoor gym has proved to be a very popular facility and we want to encourage even more people to take advantage of it. The aim of these sessions is to help people build up their fitness or give them confidence to work out and get the most out of their free gym facility.”

The Town Park outdoor gym is located on land opposite the top of the old pitch and putt course and can be accessed from the footbridge which goes over the cycle track from the Greyhound Public House on School Lane.

Following the Saturday morning session, anyone still wanting more can join in Harlow parkrun the free 5km timed run around Harlow Town Park.

Register at www.parkrun.org.uk/harlow

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