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Family Green Gym

Creator:

Conservation Volunteers

Subject Keywords: MENTAL HEALTH, OBESITY, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, WELLBEING
Topic: Obesity
Chronic Conditions
Obesity
Type: Project
Region: Northern Ireland
Description:

Family Green Gym is a socially inclusive, innovative alternative to traditional gyms. It provides a natural workout in the outdoors, increasing physical activity, promoting mental well-being and improving the local environment. Independent evaluation concludes that the physical health status of Green Gym participants significantly improved, with 99% reporting enhanced health and confidence.1 Retention rates are high, with over 70% still involved after six months. The project is intergenerational and focuses on areas of high social need across the Belfast Trust area.

Date:

01/11/2011

Rights: © Conservation Volunteers
Suggested citation:

Conservation Volunteers. (2011) Family Green Gym [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/97870 [Accessed: 19th June 2019].

  

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