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The Essex Cares Blog

Progressive sports event

< Return to Blog list | Jan 12, 2016

In a bid to ensure our customers remain fit and well, ECL have developed a health and fitness campaign designed to engage individuals in sports, nutritious food and an overall healthier lifestyle.

On Thursday 7th January, ECL launched at Ashleigh Wellbeing Hub the first in a series of events, that provided customers with the opportunity to try taster sessions of popular sports and activities. The objective was to show that fitness is not dependent on ability – all activities can be fun and accessible.

The event was opened by local paralympian, Adam Fontain, who was on hand to provide useful tips and pointers to our customers about leading a healthy lifestyle.

ECL partnered with sports associations Progressive Sports, England Athletics and Basildon Athletics to design a day jam-packed with sports, from the more traditional sports such as basketball, tennis, and football to the more obscure parkour and the centres brand new cardio wall.

The day also had a nutritionist on site to share tips and guidance about healthier food choices, as well as a blood pressure and cholesterol checking station run by our in-house nursing team.

Our new CEO Keir Lynch attended the event to see the great work taking place. The team got Keir dancing and joining in the fun – a very active first day!

The event was attended by Gateway FM, who interviewed Michele Dunn, Head of Care, and Adam, live from the event, as well as Evening Echo photographer who captured a lovely shot of the day.

Well done to everyone who made the day a roaring success, including a special mention to the team at Ashleigh who pulled out all the stops!

Below are some photos from the event.