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SUMMER PARKING

Date: 

Friday, 14 August, 2015
We hope you are enjoying the summer holidays and are managing to get away for a break where you can.  The summer has not stopped you keeping fit though, with a huge 3000+ parkers attending Our Parks sessions across London last weekend! We’ve got lots to tell you this week so here goes:
 
 Box Fit in Leyton Jubilee Park E10 BOOK HERE

EAST VILLAGE

What started as a one month marketing activity led to over a year’s worth of classes on East Village, with us gathering a whopping 2000+ parkers!  It was always the plan for Better Gym to open on the park and we will work alongside them as a partner to deliver fitness to the community, but sadly this does mean that our hours will be reduced on the park from 31st August, with us delivering 5 sessions a week – bootcamp, boxfit, hula fitness, yoga and social volleyball/tag rugby.
 
We want to say a HUGE thank you to all of our East Village Parkers who have been with us through all seasons to give us such a strong presence and we would love to hear your stories and experiences to feedback to our funders – please send us your case studies and pictures if you have them to getfitnow@ourparks.org.uk.
 
SOUTHWARK & LAMBETH

This week we launched in Southwark and we have Lambeth coming on board late next week. In Lambeth we are working closely with the council to reach mental health groups and community groups in the area to encourage these users to participate in sessions to improve both their physical and mental wellbeing.  We have had a great response so far and we are looking forward to getting started!
 
WEST
 

The West is keeping us busy with Brent, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hounslow Hillingdon and Ealing all starting new programmes over the next 10 days or so.  We are very pleased to be adding new venues, use our postcode finder to find your closest park here!
 
KINGSTON UPON THAMES

We really want to say a super well done to the @ActiveKingston Parkers for their passion to #TurnUpToneUp! Only 2 weeks in and numbers are flying! If you haven't already, you can book this weekends classes here! 

CENTRAL BEDFORDSHIRE
Biggleswade @letstalkcentral Parkers 

Our first out of London #Parkers are not hanging around and have become a very fit bunch! Thank you all for the determination to #TurnUpToneUp and the wonderful photos and videos! Please keep them coming! 
 
 
WALTHAM FORST COACH OF YEAR
 

Waltham Forest Parkers, don’t forget to vote for your top three coaches for the Waltham forest Coach of the Year award!  The winner will be announced at the black tie Waltham Forest sports Awards in November, so if there is a coach who has particularly inspired you, driven you to change your lifestyle or just made you smile while you #TurnUpToneUp, please show your support by voting for them here.  Deadline for submissions is Friday 11th September.
 
WALTHAM FOREST PARK-OFF
 

Kickstarting our Park-Off challenge will be Waltham Forest, who will act as a pilot for the larger Park-Off that we hope will follow.  The event will take place on Saturday 12th September with four parks – LangthorneRidgewayLeyton Jubilee and Lloyd Park going head to head to be crowned the Waltham Forest Park of the Year, but all participants are a winner with an Our Parks medal!  So if you fancy the challenge of showing off your fitness, sign up to your park on our website: CLICK HERE, spread the word and bring along your friends and family to support on the day!  We will finish it off with a giant picnic, so remember to bring your jam tarts.
 
FELTHAM SUPER SATURDAY    
 

Our Parks will be showcasing our offering at the Feltham Super Saturday of Sport event in Hounslow on 22nd August.  The day will see local sports clubs and groups give the public the chance to meet them and try out activities, and we will be offering taster sessions for new parkers including bootcamp and boxfit.  If you know anyone in the Hounslow area who might enjoy Our Parks, please send them down to #Getfitforfree!http://www.supersaturdayofsport.co.uk
 
 
IT’S SEE YOU SOON, NOT GOODBYE!
 
Parkers stay in touch with @JodhiDee
 
Two of our most loved coaches, Jodhi Doherty and Emmy Lopes are on to ventures new.  Two of the originals, they have given our parkers hours and hours of hooptastic and bendy moves, and although I’m still no yogi or the most co-ordinated hooper, I am definitely on my way thanks to them!  The Our Parks team and Parker community want to thank you for all your hard work and complete support of what we do, you have both really gone the extra mile to give such great service to our parkers and we wish you all the luck in the next chapters of your lives – but we will still drag you back for Our Parks socials!
 
Parkers stay in touch with @EmmyYoga
 
WE WANT YOUR PARKER STORIES!
Camden Parkers smiles at the first session BOOK HERE
 
We will be introducing a new section to our newsletter that is completely written by YOU!  We want to hear your case studies and stories of the journey you’ve had with Our Parks, whether you’ve been coming for months and months or have just tried a few sessions, we want to know what you enjoy, what brought you to us and what difference, if any, it’s made to your life.  Please submit your stories to getfitnow@ourparks.org.uk by Tuesday each week, along with any photos if possible. 

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