On Wednesday the 1st of June during the half term week we headed into Truro. Get Active Truro held a short two day event – a burst of activity in Truro for you to discover something active and fun.
Get Active Truro is part of the wider initiative – Get Active Cornwall, organised through Cornwall Sports Partnership and supported by Totally Truro, the Truro Business Improvement District. The event linked into the national campaign ‘This Girl Can‘ developed by Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations. A celebration of active women up and down the country who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets. Its aimed at us all and encourages us to do fitness and the benefits we feel from it. Get Active Truro is for everyone.
Whirlwind Sports did a great campaign offering 20% off during the two day event. It was great to see them on board getting behind the #thisgirlcancampaign. Whirlwind Sport have the latest clothing, shoes and equipment to choose from.
There were a host of different organisations and businesses giving out advice, demos and having fun, including : West Coast Clear, Belly Bolly Dance, Golf England, 4funxsake Youth Dance, Children’s Hospice, Cornwall Outdoors, Why Dance, Footsteps of Discovery, Truro Canoe Club, Cornwall BMX, Cornwall Womens and Girls Rugby, National Trust, Anytime Fitness, Koncept Gym, Stringers Gym, Intelligent Fitness, Bodeeworx, Heart FM, Tempus, Race for Life and Cornwall Yoga Centre.
Rowan Maidment-Windsor with Caitlin Fava, doing Judo at the 2016 Get Active Truro event on Lemon Quay.
Dancers from 4FS performing at the 2016 Get Active Truro event on Lemon Quay.
My children particularly enjoyed the Footsteps of Discovery team who taught them how to make a fire. These survival skills give us a sense of confidence, respect of nature, discipline and enjoyment. We hope to visit them in Grampound Road woods soon.
Karl Hammond lighting a fire by frction with a bow drill at the 2016 Get Active Truro event on Lemon Quay.
My eldest loved the music and dance fitness routines with pom poms! It was great to see the quay buzzing, alongside the Truro Farmers Market. People were shooting some hoops and trying out the inflatable kayaks. Koncept Gym was there from Newquay and did you know that during the week day they offer free childcare for an hour while you do your workout at the gym or do a class.
After our visit on Lemon Quay and play with some of the hula hoops and weights, we had the essential merry go round ride, followed by lunch at Sonder Cafe Bar. Mocktails all round, bunny chow with an assortment of ‘lite bites’ for the girls.
Sonder Cafe Bar
Raymonds Merry go Round
The next Get Active Truro is from the 15-19th August. This will be the 6th year on Lemon Quay with plenty of FREE activities on offer! ‘Get Active Truro’ promises something for everyone and you don’t need to be super sporty to join in; it is about getting active but also having fun… and all the events are free! Make sure to use the hashtag #getactivetruro