Get fit for free with Our Parks

13 June 2017

Have you heard about the new initiative which brings free group exercise classes to a park near you?

Our Parks aims to make it easy for you to get fit in the fresh air while making new friends along the way. Working with Brent Council, the classes are led by experienced, fully qualified and insured instructors.

Queens Park resident, Emma Matthews, 34, takes part in Box Fit. She says: “I’ve been attending classes in Queens Park for six months and the sessions are great fun. My fitness has improved significantly and I’m getting stronger and faster each week. The fact that the classes are free gives you motivation to make changes to your lifestyle.

“The trainers are so nice and approachable which makes the whole experience worthwhile. I have made some good friends and think it’s an awesome initiative.”

There are classes in Roe Green Park, Queens Park, Gladstone Park, Barham Park and King Edward VII Park Wembley.

Just 30 minutes of activity is proven to have massive benefits to your health and the good news is there are hundreds of places and ways to get active in the borough.

“Whatever your age, there’s strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthier and even happier life,” says Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing, Krupesh Hirani.

“People who do regular activity have a lower risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some cancers. Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy.

“I would encourage you to try and exercise somewhere you love for just 30 minutes a day and start seeing the benefits to not only your waistline but your health too.”

For more information about getting active visit www.brent.gov.uk/heartbeats

Benefits of exercising just 30 minutes a day

  • burns calories to help you maintain your weight or shed a few pounds.
  • lowers your blood pressure
  • improves your heart health
  • regulates your cholesterol

Book your ‘Our Parks’ class at www.ourparks.org.uk