On Friday 26th, June 2015, Silverfit launched its newest addition to their Silver Days at Broomfield Park, Enfield. The event was attended by the local community of Palmers Green and several guests of honour including Steve Trew, one of the best known names in World Triathlon as a coach, race commentator, journalist and novelist. Other guests of honour included Jacqui Bainbridge, Head of Service from Christian Action Enfield.
To kick off the launch a welcome speech was given by Steve Trew. Steve, a local Enfield resident, said, “ I am delighted to be here today. We are in a new age of ageing; lives and expectations have changed massively and getting older now is a new beginning . There is a life beyond retirement and opportunities to enjoy new activities. It’s great that Silverfit offers a choice of activities. Keep moving and don't focus on activities you don't really enjoy doing. Just do whatever you do, and make sure you enjoy doing it then you are much more likely to continue in an active lifestyle. Keep Silverfit for life!”
Following the speech, guests were treated to a free class of Latin American Dance or Nordic Walking or a guided walk in Broomfield Park. In keeping with Silverfit’s belief of social interaction, guests were treated to tea, coffee and refreshments after the activities.
With the launch of Silver Fridays at Broomfield Park, the local community can now benefit from the Silverfit sessions, which are already being enjoyed in 7 other London locations. Every Friday participants will be able to choose from various activities, including Latin American Dance and Nordic Walking, to get fit under the guidance of fully qualified instructors. Not only will participants reap the benefits of physical activity but they can also enjoy the camaraderie of being with people at a similar level of fitness who are also neighbours in the area.
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Our highly anticipated launch at Broomfield Park in Enfield is almost here! On Friday 26th of June at 10.30am we will launch the Silver Friday sessions at the Cyril Smith Court on Broomfield Lane, N13 4ET. Come down and meet one of our guests of honour, Steve Trew, one of the best known names in World Triathlon as a coach, race commentator, journalist and novelist. Or meet one of our instructors, Derek, our Latin American Dance instructor or Johanna, our Nordic Walking instructor. You can get the chance to participate in any of the activities and if that doesn't sell you, come and join for a cup of tea or coffee and a piece of cake and meet the Silverfit team!
Following the launch the sessions will be every Friday at Broomfield Park from 11.00am with Latin Dancing, Nordic Walking and more activities to be confirmed.We would like to thank Sport Relief (Dispossessed Fund), Fairview Community Fund and Enfield Council for all their help and support.
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Our CEO Eddie Brocklesby was invited as a guest of Millwall for All's to a choral evensong in commemoration of Thomas Cure, one of the founding governors of Southwark. His tomb still lies in the Cathedral which is beautifully decorated. Thomas Cure founded the wonderful United St Saviour's Charity who were founded in 1541 with an aim to benefit the less fortunate of the St Savior's Parish which is now known as Southwark Cathedral. Eddie: "It was great to meet so many others involved in charitable work within Southwark, and appreciate the importance of working together towards our Silverfit aim of increased fitness, happiness and fun for older people in Southwark."
If you like walking football why don't you join our weekly Walking Football session which we run in collaboration with Millwall at The Den on Zampa Road (SE16). We meet every Friday at 11am.
GREAT NEWS FOR SILVER THURSDAYS
More great news at Silverfit HQ today:
We have been awarded funding by London Community Foundation for their Elephant & Castle community fund for our Silver Thursday session at AOS London South Bank University.
This is absolutely brilliant news as we will now be able to add more
activities.We plan to re-launch on July 16th with addition of Nordic Walking and badminton. We are exploring walking for health and table tennis as well.
Until then our indoor cycling sessions with Jameelah will still continue at 9:30am on Thursdays.
Silverfit are totally dependent on donations and grants so news is
always greater with a cheer and sigh of relief that our work can
continue on for a bit longer.
Thanks for all your support in regards to our AOS sessions and we look forward to more of you attending and enjoying the benefits of the funding.
Fantastic news today as our very own director @eddiebrocklesby has made it onto the 'Britain's happy list' which is published by the Independent every year. It lists 100 people who make Britain a happier place to be and I'm sure all of us at Silverfit agree that Eddie very much belongs on this list.
Her entry in this years list was voted by the public and and endorsed by David Cameron! We're glad the UK is appreciating all the efforts Eddie has made to highlighting the importance of aging happier and healthier. Well done Eddie!