Caldecott Park hosts an afternoon of health, wellness and fitness expertise

 

Photographs by Jamie Gray

 

ENGLAND Deaf Rugby internationals visited the birthplace of the game today for a fun-filled health and fitness event at Caldecott Park.

Rugby Health and Wellness has been organised by the council’s park rangers team and Peak Performance Centre of Excellence, and took place from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 18th June.Park event-4

The event included a host of fun activities, including touch rugby, penalty competitions and space hopper races, while the Peak Performance team offered visitors a range of fitness assessments and physiotherapies.

The event also featured more than 30 stalls, strongman demonstrations and children’s entertainment, including face-painting and a bouncy castle.Park event-7

Former England rugby international Spencer Brown, a director at Peak Performance Centre of Excellence, invited squad members from England Deaf Rugby to be guests of honour at the event.

The centre, based in Somers Road, provides expert coaching in strength and conditioning, and injury rehabilitation.

One of the exhibitors at the event was independent activewear brand Prettie Fittie www.prettiefittie.co.ukRun by auntie and niece Katie Salisbury and Sara Taylor from Bedford, their motto is “Empowering each other to be confident, and enabling them to be the best version of themselves.” They are stockists of Brazillian brand Posto9, ethically produced in Brazil by a collective that employs women from low-income neighbourhoods in São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro. These women are aged between 35 and 50, have children and are married. By allowing them to work from home, they enable them to become independent housewives while supporting their families. A great ethical approach to clothing.

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