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17/09/2021

National Fitness Day is on the 22nd September and the theme this year is “Fitness Unites Us”. What will you do to get active on the 22nd? What does fitness mean to you? Use #Fitness2Me and #FitnessDay to share your involvement or add your ideas in the comments below.


This week Katy has been looking at inclusive cycling in Surrey and the fantastic Wheels for All project. Read her blog article here.

If you would like more information or help with registering, please contact Katy by phone or SMS text on 07434 865062 or email getactive@surreycoalition.org.uk.

Alternatively, you can join the Get More Active chat group at 2pm on Friday Click here to join


As we move to stage 4 it’s a mixed week for being physical active. On the one hand there is the excitement of being able to return to the group activities we love without restrictions, but on the other hand for many people so-called “freedom day” was anything but.

This week Katy looks at the long-awaited return of the phenomenon that is parkrun as well as investigating online options to support being active whilst staying at home. See her article here.

Join her on Friday at 2pm here for more group support and discussing how the hot weather affects being active!


There’s plenty of physical activity to get involved with this week. Check out the attached information for Flyerz hockey and the new online Wobble seated exercise classes. There is also a fantastic opportunity to have some free personal training for one month to help a trainer with their level 3 – Exercise for disability qualification. 


YMCA visit

Last week Katy visited the recently refurbished and reopened YMCA Sports and Community Centre in Redhill. Find out more about this brilliant local facility here


Woking Lawn Tennis Club have two upcoming taster sessions for wheelchair tennis and autism friendly tennis. Sessions are on the 24th July and are FREE! You can borrow equipment if necessary.


Upcoming events with Surrey Cricket

See the two fliers below for upcoming events with Surrey Cricket.

Also, Join us for more chat about all things active on Zoom on Friday at 2pm. Last week we had an interesting discussion about accessible walks in Surrey, with a little bit of history thrown in! This week we will be talking about the upcoming disability cricket days and how you can try the sport for free.

Disability Cricket Days

See document below to read about Disability cricket days coming up in June


Walking Tennis Sessions

There are a couple of free walking tennis taster sessions taking place at Ash Tennis Club on the 26th and 28th May.  Participants can book a place at either of the tasters through this link: http://www.getagriptennis.co.uk/walking-tennis/


Spring into Action!

LimbPower’s supercharged ‘virtual event’ taking place throughout May and June – LimbPower is bursting with excitement to announce the incredible news that they have teamed up with five inspirational Paralympians, Richard Whitehead (Athletics), Rachel Morris, (Cycling/Rowing) Andrew Lewis (Triathlon), Corie Mapp (Bob-Sleigh) and Suzanne Rodgers (Swimming). They are all joining forces to offer a once in a lifetime fun event where you compete with the Paralympian team leaders during an engaging virtual alternative to the Family Fun Day.

Team Captain themes:

Richard Whitehead – Run like the wind 

Andy Lewis – Take to the Road

Rachel Morris – Make Waves

Corie Mapp – Feel the speed

Susie Rogers – Dive right in

LimbPower is inviting community members, family, friends and supporters to join their favourite Paralympian on LimbPower’s supercharged ‘virtual event’ – Spring into Action! This is the replacement event for the Family Fun day normally held at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.  ‘Spring into Action’ invites you, your friends and your family to sign up for a physical challenge of your choice this May, this can be a daily challenge or on a single day, the choice is yours. You can choose your challenge using one of the below themes.

How you can get involved 

  • Register via Eventbrite using this link https://springintoaction1.eventbrite.co.uk 
  • Share the Spring into Action virtual event via email and social media with your community.
  • Dream up an activity that suits your skills (and follows government guidelines on exercise and social distancing); it can be as ‘out there’ as you like! You can walk every day, do the couch to 5K, organise an exercise class with your friends, run a 10K or walk around your garden.
  • Film a video of you in portrait format talking about/demonstrating your chosen challenge and send it to us at this email address: sophie@limbpower.com.
  • Let us know by responding to this email if you would be willing to do media interviews relating to Spring into Action.

Registration fees: £18 for adults and £10 for children.  All participants will receive a welcome letter from their team captain, a medal and a certificate for taking part.


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