Free Open Day At Cantley Park To Celebrate National Fitness Day

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Wokingham Borough Council’s Sport and Leisure team are running a series of free activities to celebrate National Fitness Day.

Cantley Park in Wokingham will host a variety of sport and leisure sessions for all ages and abilities on Wednesday 21 September.

National Fitness Day aims to highlight the role physical activity plays across the UK and the council is encouraging residents to get involved. They can sign up for as many sessions as they want, but spaces are limited for each activity.


The open day kicks off with an outdoor bootcamp at 7.45am and will run until 6pm when the Power-Up activities for children finish.

Cllr Ian Shenton, executive member for environment, sport and leisure, said: “We are delighted to be putting on such a wide range of activities at Cantley Park to celebrate National Fitness Day. There truly is something for everyone and this is a great opportunity to find something new, or rekindle your passion for a sport you haven’t done in a while.

“The benefits of staying active are something that have become familiar to us all in recent times due to the pandemic and we want to see all our residents lead happy and healthy lives, no matter what age. This is the first time the council has celebrated National Fitness Day on this scale and I would encourage residents to sign up for as many slots as they can and take full advantage of this free open day.”

The multi-sport Power-Up taster activities at the end of the day are for children aged five to 12, which is the same age range for the council’s activity camps, which run during the school holidays.

All other classes are open to everyone and there will be information provided on the day about other sport and leisure opportunities. These include the SHINE (over 55s) exercise programme, Power-Up Kids Activity Camps, the BXGFit boxing studio and long-term health programmes, as well as signposting residents to other health and sport activities across the borough.  

The schedule for the day is as follows:

7.45amOutdoor bootcamp20
9am to 12 noonMy Journey/Dr Bike drop-in sessions/
9am to 4pmGDTennis (Four free courts available)/
12 noonNordic walking20
12 noonBXGFit taster15
12 noon to 12.45pmTaster cardio tennis (with GDTennis)10
1pmSeated Pilates15
4pmNordic walking20

Visitors are asked to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for each activity and to bring a water bottle. Boxing gloves will be provided for the BXGFit taster session and poles are provided for Nordic walking, but anyone attending the yoga session is asked to bring their own mat if possible.


Staff will be available to answer any questions and there will be healthy food offers available at Cantley Park Café.

How To Book Your Free Open Day At Cantley Park

To book your spot head over to our booking system where you will be able to check class availability. Although drop-ins will be accepted on the day, it is advised that you check class capacity beforehand. If you are unable to access the booking system, you will be able to call to check availability by calling the sport and leisure office (0118) 9743728.

Bookings for the Power-Up slot need to be made through the council’s online booking system.

Cardio Tennis is a mixture of an exercise class with tennis rackets and balls to music. It is a fun and sociable group fitness class with a tennis twist, which is open to all ages and abilities. You do not need any previous tennis knowledge to take part.

The free courts and cardio tennis session must be booked through GDTennis by emailing info@gdtennis.co.uk or calling (0118) 9477885.

*All classes are subject to change and weather permitting for outside based classes.