The Green Gym®

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The Green Gym® is a free service which combines gardening activities with fun exercise trails to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of those struggling with low to moderate mental health problems, in particular those struggling with depression, stress, anxiety and dementia.

Participants will take part in a wide variety of different gardening activities, from pruning and planting, to digging and woodwork. They will be given plenty of choice over the activities they take part in so that everyone gets to do something they enjoy.

The exercise trails will use the equipment already at the site as well as a wide variety of bodyweight exercises. The sessions will be led by a fully qualified personal trainer who will tailor the exercises so that they are suitable and fun.

Who is eligible?

Participants can be referred to the Green Gym® through their GP or through self-referral. Participants must be 18 or over and live within the catchment area of Bracknell and Ascot Clinical Commissioning Group, which covers all of Bracknell Forest borough an
d some of Ascot, if you are unsure please email to find out if you are eligible. Visits to the site can be arranged to give you the chance to view the Green Gym® and meet the project lead. All the sessions are free and there is no obligation to come back if you don’t enjoy it.

When do the sessions take place?

Sessions run every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10am until 1pm.

Further information

To find out more or to arrange a visit to the site please email green.gym@bracknell-forest.gov.uk
The Green Gym® is set up in alliance with The Conservation Volunteers, a charity whose aim it is to create healthier and happier communities for everyone, where conservation activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and on outdoor places. The Green Gym® is a project run by Bracknell Forest Council in association with Bracknell and Ascot Clinical Commission Group and Jealott’s Hill Community Landshare

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