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    Silver Monday at Paddington Rec to start next week

    Our Silver Day at Paddington Rec is back at last!

    On Monday, January 26th, we start our Silver Monday at this iconic London venue.

    We meet at 1:00pm at the wonderful Paddington Rec Park Café, (Randolph Ave, London W9 1PD) with a warm up at 1:15pm and start of the activities at 1:30pm.

    Join us for some Pilates, a Walking For Health Walk (which will not only be a walk but also include some interesting information about the local area) or Table Tennis...and bring a friend too!

    Best of all the café is dog friendly. So, if you have  a dog who you would like to bring along for the Walking For Health Walk you are welcome to.

    We also hope you join us for socialising and refreshments at the Café after the activities at 2:30pm.

    Cost: £1 per session for members/ £2.50 per session for non-members

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    The café at Paddington Rec.
    The café at Paddington Rec.

    Bring your dog along if you like - the café where we meet is dog friendly!
    Bring your dog along if you like - the café where we meet is dog friendly!
    We might even manage to go to the famous Abbey Road crossing on our WFH walks.
    We might even manage to go to the famous Abbey Road crossing on our WFH walks.

     

     

     
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    Wattbikes - perfect for getting you fit in winter

    The Wattbike is here at Siverfit

    At Silverfit, we strive to get our members the best in instructors and equipment and at the latest addition to our Silver Tuesday we don’t disappoint with the inclusion of WattBikes.

    Developed over seven years in partnership with British Cycling, the Wattbike is the world's first indoor bike that feels like riding a real bike, providing scientifically accurate data, including heart rate and power. When coupled with its free ground-breaking software, the Wattbike is an incredible analysis tool for cycling fitness.

    The Wattbike can be used by people of all ages, including children, for rehabilitation, general fitness, high level training, scientific testing, cross-training and even racing. Many well-known athletes use the Wattbike as part of their fitness programme including Olympic champions Jessica Ennis-Hill and Joanna Rowsell.

    The Wattbike features the unique ‘Polar Display’ that provides immediate feedback on the cyclist’s technique on the in-built Performance Computer. All bikes are factory calibrated identically, allowing them to be linked together for accurate racing. It delivers a new level of depth and accuracy of data all of which can be viewed in real time and saved for later analysis in Wattbike Expert software.

    Cadence has chosen the Wattbike because it is simply the most advanced, scientifically accurate and easy-to-use indoor training bike in the world. (Cadence Performance Limited, 2012).

    Come down to our Silver Tuesdays at Crystal Palace from 2pm which starts back today, January 6th, at 2pm.

    To read a small feature on our founder using one of the Wattbikes have a look here.

    Wattbike (Courtsey of Cadence Performance, 2012).
    Wattbike (Courtsey of Cadence Performance, 2012).
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    We’ve been awarded funding!

    We are happy to announce that Silverfit has recently been awarded funding.

    The Lambeth Legacy Fund's aim is to support sports clubs and community organisations to enhance and strengthen their sports provision in Lambeth. This funding opportunity will help Silverfit to offer Walking Football with a qualified coach at our Brockwell Park Silver Tuesday from March onwards (pls note that Brockwell Park will start on 27 January 2015 with Nordic walking and pilates).

    The second award is from Freesport WinterSpring 2015. Being a key part of the Mayor's Sports Legacy Programme, FreeSport in Association with Coca-Cola Zero ParkLives allows sports clubs, youth groups and community organisations to apply for grants of up to £1,500 to run free sport activities for Londoners.

    FreeSport provides free sporting opportunities to Londoners, of all ages and abilities, to encourage more people to try sports and to help organisations deliver a grass-roots sporting legacy across London. The programme helps around 15,000 Londoners each year, with more than two thirds of these receiving over six hours of free sessions from qualified coaches.

    FreeSport projects are delivered as a series of activities, rather than one off events. This helps make the activity become a habit and helps offer a clear route for people to carry on playing sport afterwards.

    This award will help use in launching our new Silverfit sessions at Assembly of Sport at LSBU in late February & the re-launch of Paddington Rec in late January 2015!

    We would like to thank all parties involved in awarding us this funding opportunity.

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    Heather Small supporting Silverfit & Ambassadors needed

    Two time Brit- Award Winner Heather Small joined us at one of our last  Silver Tuesday sessions of 2014 at Burgess Park yesterday. Heather took part in our warm up session and we thoroughly enjoyed her presence and support. Heather was joined by our new Paddington Rec Silverfit Ambassador Hossneah and we are delighted to have her as part of the Silverfit team.

    Paddington Rec will be re-launching early next year with
    brand new activities and a new day. We will keep you informed on the progress of all our new locations and look forward to welcoming Heather back at the Paddington Rec Launch day.

    If you would like to apply to become one of our Silverfit Ambassador for one of our new location visit the link, we'd love to hear from you.

    Heather Small with some of our Silver Tuesday participants in Burgess Park.
    Heather Small with some of our Silver Tuesday participants in Burgess Park. ©HeatherAgyepong
    Heather Small with Silverfit founder Eddie Brocklesby (right) at Silver Tuesday in Burgess Park.
    Heather Small with Silverfit founder Eddie Brocklesby (right) at Silver Tuesday in Burgess Park. ©Heather Agyepong
    Heather Small participating in Silverfit's walk...in high heels! :-) ©HeatherAgyepong
    Heather Small participating in Silverfit's walk...in high heels! :-) ©HeatherAgyepong
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    A new mural signed by 2-times gold medalist Hannah Cockroft

    Silverfit has a wonderful collection of murals signed by various sporting personalities which we are hoping to auction off to raise some funds for our charity soon.

    The acrylic backgrounds of the canvases are hand painted by the children from the Stephen Hawking School, while the design applied on top is by the accomplished artist Richard Tait. Inspired by Sport, Health and Fitness, each of the murals has been signed by sporting personalities including Mo Farah, Gareth Bale, David Weir (and his Rio hopefuls) and the Brownlee brothers.

    Last week we added a couple more murals to our collection of these vibrantly colourful, unique pieces. Richard spent another morning with the children at Stephen Hawking school and the children had a wonderful time getting their hands dirty with finger paint. Check it out for yourself below! :-)

    To top it all off we also managed to get one of the new murals signed by a sports personality already - two times gold medalist Hannah Cockroft, MBE, signed it just a few days after it was created! Hannah won both the 100m and 200m T34 at the London Paralympics in 2012 and being such and inspirational athlete we were delighted that Hannah made the time to support our cause.

    A big thank you to Hannah and the wonderful staff & pupils at the Stephen Hawking School for creating the murals with artist Richard Tait!

    Richard Tait and one of the children painting the mural at Stephen Hawking School, London. ©Steve Foster/SHS
    Richard Tait and one of the children painting the mural at Stephen Hawking School, London. ©Steve Foster/SHS
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    ©Steve Foster/SHS
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    ©Steve Foster/SHS
    Richard Tait with one of the new Murals at Stephen Hawking School, London. ©Steve Foster/SHS
    Richard Tait with one of the new Murals at Stephen Hawking School, London. ©Steve Foster/SHS
    Hanna Cockroft signing one of the new murals last week. ©HeatherAgyepong
    Hanna Cockroft signing one of the new murals last week. ©HeatherAgyepong
    Hannah Cockroft with one of the new murals. ©HeatherAgyepong
    Hannah Cockroft with one of the new murals. ©HeatherAgyepong
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