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Case Study

Club Kingswood
Health Walk

Basildon Healthy Walks

Club Kingswood, a leading health and fitness club in Basildon, wanted to help improve the health and wellbeing of local residents.

Free weekly ‘healthy walks’ were designed with several routes and various durations for everyone to enjoy, irrespective of age or ability. Each walk had an average of 15 participants who were able to meet others in their community and discover new places to walk.

 

Group 1
Who is it for?
27-86 year olds
Goal 1
Prime Objective:
to reduce social isolation
Goal 2
Second Objective:
to improve physical and mental health
 
Kingswood Health Walks group
 
After retiring a couple of years ago, I noticed my activity levels had decreased. There is no pressure of financial commitment to join the group and I have made new friends and discovered new walks around my local area that I wasn’t aware of. I am now more active and have noticed walking outside with friends has improved my mental health. I come away from our weekly walks feeling better inside and out.
Trevor, participant
 
After joining the walk, I instantly felt welcomed to the group and enjoyed getting to know the members. It was nice to see how much all the members valued being active outside. Many stated that even though the green space was close to where they live, they wouldn’t normally walk through on their own due to safety concern, but being in the group gave them security and confidence.
Juliette Raison, Active Essex Relationship Manager for South West Essex
Juliette
 
 
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