Local recruitment consultancy, Park, celebrated Love Parks Week at a free charity fitness session in Lower Park on Wednesday 30th July, raising over £200 for Jersey Womens Refuge.
Love Parks Week, which finished on Sunday, is an annual event, which celebrates the importance of green spaces to healthy, happy communities. During last year’s campaign events organised in the UK ranged from energetic street dancing, cycling and boot camps to relaxing yoga, tai chi and tree listening. Environmental bug, bee and butterfly hunts and green fingered wildflower planting, food growing and conservation volunteering.
On 30th July, as part of the 2014 campaign, Park hosted a one hour, fun, fitness session in conjunction with Jersey Crossfit to help islanders get in shape, remind them of the great parks Jersey boasts and to raise money for Jersey Womens Refuge.
Over 80 islanders turned up for the session, which consisted of a range of high intensity fitness routines, resistance and interval training. Attendees were encouraged to work as hard as they could for 60 minutes, performing routines using kettle bells and core exercises such as squats, press ups and lunges.
‘We would like to thank everyone who turned up and made the event such a huge success. It was fantastic to see such a variety of people coming together to celebrate the amazing green spaces available to us in Jersey and to raise some much needed funds for a charity that is close to our hearts, Jersey Womens Refuge,’ said Jo Le Couilliard, co-owner and consultant at Park.
‘2014 is our 35th year helping to shape careers in Jersey and we wanted to celebrate this by encouraging people to get active and stay in shape this summer,’ added Toni Bracken, co-owner and consultant at Park.
Park is a friendly and approachable recruitment agency, which specialises in placing professional candidates in permanent, contract and temporary jobs in Jersey. The Park team supports their candidates throughout their job seeking journey, providing advice, guidance and training every step of the way.