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.”Read
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!”Read
Last Tuesday Professor Wendy Coucham from LSU chaired a relaxed focus group at our Burgess Park venue – as part of their evaluation of our Silver Tuesday wanted to hear what people felt about the weekly sessions.
Her report is being prepared, and we will put notes on website in due course. However, the general consensus was wanting more Silverfit sessions at different times and on different days of the week!”Read
Silverfit has recently launched its newest addition to its Silver Tuesdays sessions - Crystal Palace Silver Tuesdays at Cadence Performance Centre with more new venues to follow in early 2015.
Silver Tuesdays have been increasing massively in numbers with dozens of new members as more and more local people sign up as members of the charity.
Participants love the affordability, the activities on offer, and the chance to meet a diverse and friendly group.
At Silverfit the aim is to cater activities towards what will truly benefit the older generation live a healthier lifestyle.
Nordic walking, an activity, which is offered in all current Silver Tuesday locations, works both the upper and lower body muscles. The poles also give support and a much more balanced exercise than ordinary walking.
Pilates has been proven to increase strength and balance, which is especially important to senior adults. It is currently available at the sessions in Burgess Park and Crystal Palace.
At Crystal Palace, Silverfit also has state of the art Watt Bikes located at the Cadence Performance Centre. These stationary bikes offer biometric feedback to the riders with easy adjustable features for novices.
Many more activities are on offer including Walking Football and Guided Walks, and this variety ensures that everyone can find an activity he/she enjoys.
The charity also collaborates with London South Bank University by provided fitness trainers whilst conducting physiological research into the importance of activity in the older generation.
71-year-old Eddie Brocklesby, herself an accomplished athlete, founded the charity just over a year ago. Due to the success at the current three locations the charity is now going to expand into the borough of Lambeth early next year. The next branch will be located in Brockwell Park in late January 2015.
The Cost is only £1.00 a session to Silverfit members (annual membership £5.00) or £2.50 a session to non-members.
Pls have a look at this three-minute short video that sums up what Silverfit is all about: http://vimeo.com/104217098
Any questions please call Jo on 07721 419 518
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Tweet us @silverfitorg”Read
Over the last few weeks we have trained several new WFH (Walking for health) walk leaders, which means that now we will be able to offer WFH guided walks at our Silver Tuesdays including our ST in Hyde Park.
This week Maria received her walk leader certificate - for details on which walks will be on each Tuesday keep an eye on our FB page or get on our mailing list.
Hyde Park is our oldest Silver Tuesday event and especially now in autumn the park is beautiful. Despite the cool temps yesterday people had a great time being out and about exercising…and we even spotted a couple of quite royal looking horses & carriages but who were the people inside?!
Enjoy a few images from yesterday below!”Read