Outdoor Fitness Bootcamp and Couch to 5K sessions at ANGUSalive Country Parks

Published

4th September 2020

Exciting outdoor activities combining aerobic, strength training and speed elements as part of an interval training programme are being introduced this September by ANGUSalive’s Countryside Adventure team.

The ‘Outdoor Fitness Bootcamps’ will start from Saturday 5 September at Monikie Country Park and new ‘Couch to 5K’ sessions will begin on Sunday 6 September at Crombie Country Park for six weeks. The two activities, which are a pilot project will be a fun, active blend of interval training sessions which will allow people to enjoy outdoor physical activity whilst also improving their health both mentally and physically in our great picturesque surroundings. The project’s aim is to support everyone to improve strength and agility, and enhance overall fitness levels whilst also having fun in our outdoor spaces. The event will follow ‘Covid-Secure’ safety guidelines.

These new sessions, which were partly implemented due to feedback from the local Angus community, are for all abilities.

Nicola Barbour, Outdoor Physical Activity Lead, for ANGUSalive explains more about the sessions. She said, “These sessions are designed to ease people back into fitness in a fun and safe environment. What could be better than experiencing a great workout outdoors, meeting new people in our fantastic country parks – Natures green health service. We look forward to welcoming people of all fitness levels and abilities to our sessions.”

These are important activities for ANGUSalive as are a number of other activities it has implemented since the closure of its venues on 18 March, 2020 due to the outbreak of Covid-19. The ANGUSalive team have also been updating working practices to meet current guidance surrounding reopening under COVID-19 restrictions.

Some of our libraries are currently open for a pre-booked Click and Collect service with Monifieth having opened it doors recently, followed by Kirriemuir and Brechin library opening not too long after. We are also aiming to introduce limited browsing at libraries from October with rural and delivery services making a return thereafter.

Our Sports venues will begin to open its doors from 14th September with safety processes and procedures in place to ensure customer and colleague safety at all times.

Spaces still available to book on both sessions. For full details on how to book visit www.angusalive.scot/whats-on call Nicola Barbour, Outdoor Physical Activity Lead, on 07810 853380 or email her at nicola.barbour@angusalive.scot.

Photographers are invited to take snaps of the sessions beginning this weekend between 9-10am on Saturday at Monikie Country Park and 9-10am on Sunday at Crombie Country Park.

For more details visit www.angusalive.scot 

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