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17 Feb 2012
Groundwork South Tyneside and
Newcastle has recently launched a new FREE outdoor exercise
programme designed to suit people of all ages and abilities
including families. The Tyneside Blue Gym offers a range of
activities next to, on or in open water and will provide a great
opportunity to get fit and improve health and wellbeing whilst
making new friends, learning new skills and having fun.
Nordic walking, health walks,
conservation, environmental improvement work and sports and games
will be on offer at various locations across South Tyneside and
Newcastle. Research has proven that regular contact with the
natural environment results in many benefits including reduction in
stress, increased physical activity, stronger communities and an
increased awareness of the value of the natural environment.
The Blue Gym follows on from the success of the Green Gym that
currently attracts over 400 people every year to activities in
parks and open spaces across South Tyneside and Newcastle.
Nicola Bruce, Groundwork Green
Exercise project officer said “We are thrilled to have secured
Lottery funding to enable us to offer this new opportunity to the
local community in South Tyneside, especially families who will
really benefit from exercising together in the
The Tyneside Blue Gym has been funded
by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund and Green
Exercise in South Tyneside is supported through South Tyneside
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To find out more contact the health
team on Tel: 0191 428 1144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org