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Free open day at Cantley Park to encourage love of fitness

Free open day at Cantley Park to encourage love of fitness

30 August 2022
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Wokingham Borough Council’s Sport and Leisure team are running a series of free activities to celebrate National Fitness Day.

 

Cantley Park in Wokingham will host a variety of sport and leisure sessions for all ages and abilities on Wednesday 21 September.

 

National Fitness Day aims to highlight the role physical activity plays across the UK and the council is encouraging residents to get involved. They can sign up for as many sessions as they want, but spaces are limited for each activity.

 

The open day kicks off with an outdoor bootcamp at 7.45am and will run until 6pm when the Power-Up activities for children finish.


Something for everyone at open day

 

Cllr Ian Shenton, executive member for environment, sport and leisure, said: “We are delighted to be putting on such a wide range of activities at Cantley Park to celebrate National Fitness Day. There truly is something for everyone and this is a great opportunity to find something new, or rekindle your passion for a sport you haven’t done in a while.

 

“The benefits of staying active are something that have become familiar to us all in recent times due to the pandemic and we want to see all our residents lead happy and healthy lives, no matter what age. This is the first time the council has celebrated National Fitness Day on this scale and I would encourage residents to sign up for as many slots as they can and take full advantage of this free open day.”

 

The multi-sport Power-Up taster activities at the end of the day are for children aged five to 12, which is the same age range for the council’s activity camps, which run during the school holidays.


All other classes are open to everyone and there will be information provided on the day about other sport and leisure opportunities. These include the SHINE (over 55s) exercise programme, Power-Up Kids Activity Camps, the BXGFit boxing studio and long-term health programmes, as well as signposting residents to other health and sport activities across the borough.   

 

The schedule for the day is as follows:

 

Time

Activity

Capacity

7.45am

Outdoor bootcamp

20

9am

Pilates

15

9am to 12 noon

My Journey/Dr Bike drop-in sessions

/

9am to 4pm

GDTennis (Four free courts available)

/

10am

Yoga

15

11am

Boccia

10

12 noon

Nordic walking

20

12 noon

BXGFit taster

15

12 noon to 12.45pm

Taster cardio tennis (with GDTennis)

10

1pm

Seated Pilates

15

2pm

Circuits

15

3pm

Zumba

15

4pm

Nordic walking

20

4pm

Power-Up

40

 

Visitors are asked to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for each activity and to bring a water bottle. Boxing gloves will be provided for the BXGFit taster session and poles are provided for Nordic walking, but anyone attending the yoga session is asked to bring their own mat if possible.

 

Staff will be available to answer any questions and there will be healthy food offers available at Cantley Park Café.


How to register and find out more

 

To book your spot head over to our booking system (app.glofox.com/portal/#/branch/628b934f28570200a876aff8/classes-day-view) where you will be able to check class availability. Although drop-ins will be accepted on the day, it is advised that you check class capacity beforehand. If you are unable to access the booking system, you will be able to call to check availability by calling the sport and leisure office (0118) 9743728.

 

Bookings for the Power-Up slot need to be made through the council’s online booking system.


Cardio Tennis is a mixture of an exercise class with tennis rackets and balls to music. It is a fun and sociable group fitness class with a tennis twist, which is open to all ages and abilities. You do not need any previous tennis knowledge to take part.


The free courts and cardio tennis session must be booked through GDTennis by emailing info@gdtennis.co.uk or calling (0118) 9477885.

 

*All classes are subject to change and weather permitting for outside based classes. 


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