Group Fitness Activities
Back into the root-ine
A lovely evening at the allotments. This task has been a firm favourite for a while, maybe due to the open space or the essence behind the task or maybe because we just like killing weeds!
We met at The King Wexham for the task brief, warm up and gentle run down to the allotments.
With Sandy joining us again after her little break it was great to run down the streets of Slough in the Red T's again in a larger group and back to our Monday night root-ine!
Matter of thyme
A short while later we were at the allotments and having the keys to lettuce selves in is so mulch easier these days.
So in a jiffy we had the tools out and were ready to turnover plots 1 and 2. We knew it would be a matter of thyme before the weeds came back! But the soil, albeit dry was relatively easy to turn over and made the task easier.
We hope that soon our lovely task owner will have some pre or post natal ladies to start sowing the seeds and helping the plants blossom.
Really? A Relay!
With proper attire this time by one member... naming no names! We decided to do a 100 meter relay as the first part of our fitness session.
To welcome our new participants we made them team leaders as Team A and Team B battled to win. I cant actually remember who won! Everyones a winner in my eyes (such a mum thing to say hahah!)
Put your best foot forward
As if the relay wasn't enough, we then did my round the world leg strengthening exercises! A few oo's and aah's means we were working those muscles... we then headed back up the road to our start point.
Thank you for coming along this evening! Next week we are meeting at Baylis Park for a task in Manor Park area.
Another session at the allotments. Always plenty to do here as those weeds just keep growing!
This session is always a taxing one in terms of physical activity as we use a lot of full body strength to turn over the soil! We will be running or walking to the allotments as well to add in your cardio element to your fitness workout.
The meet up point will be top end of Shaggy Calf Lane, near Wexham Rd - Meet outside King Wexham pub.
Please do not park inside the pub car park as you will get a ticket
We will then run down Shaggy Calf Lane and then into Stoke Rd. The distance each way will be 1.5km.
The task will be to turn over the plots that we have already been maintaining for Seb and Sarah.
On route back we will do a mini fitness session.
Please bring your own gardening gloves
Reminder - not to share tools whilst doing the task.
There are no bag drop or toilet facilities available. So please come ready to run.
Another successful day with Thames Hospice in Langley, we sorted through more winter colours. Helen & Nisha were whizzing through the donations even sorting the bags that have already been sorted too organised.... Helen finally got to meet 'May' not the month of May. Might meet June next week haha. Sut was wagging her tail finding things to do.
Well done Ladies!
Off to another task Adopt a Patch in Black Park.
So tonight should have been our first task helping a local church in Britwell. We were raring to go having met up in Kennedy Park but sadly the task owner was not around to let us in. We hope all is well with him and will check up on him in the morning.
Grab an opportunity
Most people have maybe a jerry can in their boot or shopping bags, mine has a Royal Mail sack full of litter pickers on the off chance that a task falls through just like tonight.
So with our backup plan in place, we decided to crack on with the fitness.
Core blimey my legs burn
After a 'follow the leader' and 'category' games for warm up we did some leg strengthening work and a trio core set!
And because that wasn't enough 4 rounds of hill reps were the order of the day before the real fun began.
Shall we go for a drink?
Never surprises us that beer cans are the order of the day in every park we litter pick!
There is something theraputic about litter picking
Said Eva, on her first litter pick task with us.
We actually had a lovely time chatting and clearing rubbish in a new end of town.
Thank you to everyone who came along today.
Next week we are back at the allotment on Stoke Rd on Monday, meeting up on Shaggy Calf Lane and walking /running down to the task.
This will be our first task at The Church Of God Of Prophecy over in Britwell for Pastor Cecil.
Pastor Cecil has asked for some support in maintaining the Church grounds. There will be some mowing, weeding and general shrubbery work to do.
We will meet at Kennedy Park in Britwell, which has a public car park just near the parade of shops. As the task venue is a very short distance away (less than 1km), we will do some speed work in the park before we head out to the Church.
Please bring your own gardening gloves.
As per our Covid guidelines we will run/walk in smaller groups.