Get active this summer in the Great Outdoors!

Bedford residents offered a free taste of outdoor exercise classes at local leisure facilities



With summer finally on the way, Fusion Lifestyle, operators of leisure centres within Bedford Borough is calling for fitness enthusiasts to rethink their regular exercise routine and try out a new class or activity in the open air, as part of an initiative to promote the Great Outdoors.

In a recent survey run by the fitness and leisure management charity, 43% of those questioned said that fresh air helped improve their mood and feelings of wellbeing, whilst a third believe the combination of indoor and outdoor classes keeps them more interested and motivated to exercise.

As a result of these findings, and to promote the various benefits of exercising outdoors, Fusion are holding a ‘Great Outdoors Week’ starting on the 22nd June, which will give local residents the chance to download a free two day pass to Bedford International Athletic Stadium, Bunyan Sports Centre, Kempston Pool, Mowsbury Golf & Squash Centre, Oasis Beach Pool and Robinson Pool.

Existing members of these centres will also be offered a free two day ‘buddy pass’ which can be given to a friend to use throughout the week. The passes will give people the opportunity to try a wide variety of outdoor exercise sessions, from Boot Camps to Golf lessons as well as taking part in events, workshops and fitness consultation sessions. The weekend will focus on family fun sessions including a family workout at Robinson Pool.

Paul Jeyes, general manager at Robinson Pool commented:

“Summer is the perfect time to shake up your fitness routine, and our Great Outdoors Week will hopefully alert many more people to the benefits of exercising in the fresh air. With so many different classes on offer throughout the week, I’d encourage everyone, no matter what their fitness levels, to come along and try something new.”

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said “There are so many activities residents can get involved in; what better time to get outdoors than in the summer? With the schools soon breaking up for the summer, children and their parents may discover a sport they really enjoy during Great Outdoors Week that will keep them busy for the rest of the summer half term!”

You can find out more about the ‘Great Outdoors Week’ and events taking place at your local leisure centres by visiting


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