Kew residents encouraged to get active with free gym classes

Release Date: 25 August 2017

A programme of free exercise classes is being launched this week in North Sheen Recreation Ground in Kew.

The free sessions have been organised at the Recreation Ground as part of the Council’s Parks Improvement Programme which saw the installation of a new outdoor gym, a project that was championed by the Friends of North Sheen Rec who had secured funding for the equipment through the London Marathon Charitable Trust.

Classes are designed for people who may not currently participate in any physical activity and aim to help improve physical health and wellbeing through exercise. The classes will be seen as introductory sessions which highlight how each piece of equipment benefits the user.

 Specialist companies have been commissioned to deliver the supervised classes on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 5 September at 7pm 
  • Friday 8 September at 9.30am
  • Saturday 9 September at 10.30am
  • Sunday 10 September at 11am

Places are limited. To reserve your place, please sign-up at the Pavilion Café in North Sheen Recreation Ground. 

Cllr Pamela Fleming, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Environment, said:

“We know that residents value our parks as one of the most important aspects of living in this borough and we want to ensure everyone has access to these wonderful spaces.

“We have some of the most healthy, fittest residents in the country. But there are some who cannot afford membership costs or don’t fancy exercising in a gym.

“These free sessions will hopefully give people a taste for exercising in our beautiful parks.”


Notes for editors

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Reference: P395/17

Updated: 31 August 2017