Get fit for free in Twickenham

Release Date: 19 April 2017

A 16 week programme of free exercise classes is being launched next week in Radnor Gardens, Twickenham.

Richmond Council has commissioned Our Parks to provide group based supervised exercise classes free of charge from 24 April.

Our Parks is one of London’s biggest providers of free outdoor exercise classes and designs its classes around the needs of the local communities. There will be two classes per week for sixteen weeks at Radnor Gardens.

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

The following classes will be held every Monday:

  • HITT Made to Move Workout at 6.30pm - An intensive form of fitness training where a group of exercises are completed one after the other with 30 to 60 seconds recovery.
  • Made to Movecamp at 7pm - A fitness bootcamp class that mixes traditional calisthenic and body weight exercises, with interval and strength training.

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 training in a gym.

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

To book your place, visit the Our Parks website. Availability is on a first book, first served basis and there is a maximum of 20 places available at each session.

All classes are run by experienced, fully qualified instructors, and are suitable for a range of abilities. Sessions open to participants aged 16+. Classes last 30 minutes from advertised start time.

Notes for editors

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Reference: P180/17

Updated: 29 June 2017