Get fit for free in the fresh air

Release Date: 20 June 2017

A programme of free exercise classes is being launched this week in two of the borough’s parks in Whitton and Twickenham.

The free sessions have been organised in Kneller Gardens (Twickenham) and Murray Park (Whitton) as part of the Council’s programme of activity to open up parks to all in the community.

Classes are designed for people who may not currently participate in any physical activity, and they aim to help improve physical health and wellbeing through exercise.

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

Kneller Gardens

  • 27 June at 7.30 to 8.30pm
  • 28 June at 9.30 to 10.30am
  • 29 June at 7.30 to 8.30pm
  • 30 June at 9.30 to 10.30am

Murray Park

  • 21 June at 9.30 to 10.30am
  • 29 June at 7 to 8pm
  • 1 July at 10 to 11am

Places are limited, to reserve your place, please email for Kneller Gardens and for Murray Park.

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. Therefore, as part of our ongoing programme of parks investment, we are always looking for new ways to improve facilities and increase access for all.

“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: P281/17

Updated: 30 June 2017