Published: Mon 8 July, 2019
Free activities ranging from cardio tennis to body balance and children’s sports day will take place in Coalville as part of Love Parks Week.
In the calm and relaxed surrounds of Coalville Park people are being invited to sign up for a selection of free classes and activities organised by North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC).
Activities for adults include cardio tennis, body balance and fitness classes while children can get involved with the super cyclers skills course and a sports day.
All activities will take place during Love Parks Week between Monday 15 and Friday 19 July, as the nation is encouraged to get out and enjoy their favourite park.
- Cardio tennis – an action packed fitness-based tennis activity that involves chasing and hitting balls but not worrying about where they end up. Just keep moving! Sessions on Monday 15 July at 12.30pm and 5.30pm. Ages 16+.
- Super cyclers – A chance for 7-11 year olds that can already ride a bike to develop their skills further, such as riding one-handed, understanding gears and improving riding proficiency. Sessions on Tuesday 16 July at 9.30am, 11am and 1.30pm.
- Body balance – This class involves a series of simple yoga moves that embrace elements of tai chi and Pilates. Classes run on Wednesday 17 July at 7.30am and 12.30pm. Ages 16+.
- Outdoor fitness class – An opportunity to take part in some higher intensity exercise in the great outdoors. Sessions on Thursday 18 July at 7.30am and 12.30pm.
- Centenary sports day – An action packed sports day with children working together and having fun. Lots of good old fashioned races. On Friday 19 July at 10.30am. Ages 5-10 years.
Councillor Andrew Woodman, Portfolio Holder for Community Services at NWLDC, said: “Love Parks Week is all about getting people out and about to enjoy the green spaces where they live.
“Coalville Park is a lovely place to relax, exercise or simply have fun with the family and by offering these free activities we hope even more people come and discover what a fantastic park this is.
“Both the council and the newly formed Friends of Coalville Park have been putting in a lot of work to improve the park and it’d be great to see lots of people enjoying themselves during Love Parks Weeks and beyond.”
Andy Sipika Chairman of the Friends of Coalville Park said: “It’s great to see free activities being organised during Love Parks Week and hopefully the park will be busy with lots of people taking advantage of the activities.
“We’re a newly formed group determined to improve the park for the benefit of everyone. We’re really supportive of the district council bringing this kind of offering to the park and we’d encourage people to get booked onto the free activities.”