Cirencester Springs in to Action!

As the clocks spring forward this Easter, so too are residents of Cirencester being encouraged to ‘Spring in to Action’ and get fit for summer!

An exciting programme is taking place over the Easter holidays in and around Cirencester to inspire more people of all ages and abilities to “Get Active, Get Fit and Get Outdoors!”

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A week of activities has been arranged starting with a fantastic free community event in St Michael’s Park on Saturday 2nd April from 11am-3pm.  Lots of local sport and activity clubs and providers have come together to promote what they have to offer with a wide range of free taster sessions and demonstrations to enjoy.  With activities on offer including yoga, dance, fitness classes, golf, boules, tennis, zumba, athletics,  netball and running – there will be lots for all ages and interest areas to enjoy.

 Organisers hope that Spring in to Action will help raise the awareness of opportunities for health and fitness in the area and encourage more people who are not currently involved in regular exercise to take the first step. The programme is being delivered by health and community organisation World Jungle in partnership with Cirencester Town Council and support from Gloucestershire County Council ’s ‘Active Together’ fund and  Cotswold District Council.  Ben Ward, Director of World Jungle said:

 “We are delighted with how many local clubs and sport providers have come together to be involved in this programme.  Many will be at the launch event in the park on Saturday 2nd April, with more offering free taster sessions or discounts at their clubs and venues during the following week.

We hope this will not only help promote the brilliant opportunities available in the town but also inspire more people to get involved and perhaps try something new.

Spring in to Action is all about creating healthier communities.   The benefit of taking part in more sports and physical activities goes far beyond just improving our physical health.  It is important to our mental well-being too and is also a great tool for bringing people and communities together.”

The project is also trying to capture local people’s views on health and fitness opportunities in the town.  A short survey will be available to complete at Saturday’s event – or online at www.worldjungle.org.uk – with completed forms being entered in to a free prize draw with the chance to win a one month gym membership at Cirencester Leisure Centre or a free family swim pass (with thanks to Everyone Active Cirencester Leisure).

 Details of the full weekly programme can be found on the World Jungle website at www.worldjungle.org.uk .  For more information or to get involved, please contact Ben Ward on 07889 512644 or email info@worldjungle.org.uk .

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