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P1. Physical Activity: Community
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 16 May, 2013
Through your physical activity pledges you will be working with employees, customers/consumers and/or local communities. For each group (as applicable) please describe the specific activities or projects you have undertaken over the past year.
For example, employee incentive schemes to promote physical activity, awareness raising activities or improvements to facilites to promote active travel.
For example, supporting/sponsoring local physical activity programmes, promoting physical activity to customers through website campaigns or in-store materials.
For example, support for community-based physical activity programmes (such as funding, sponsorship or other promotion activity), working with local partners to engage communities is physical activity opportunities.
Since TGO's last report it has work with many more councils and land owners to install a further 124 publically available, free and accessible outdoor gyms for all ages and abilities. This makes the grand total of publically available TGO gyms 374 in the UK.
Each gym serves a community of on average 5000 people. This means 1.87M have access now to free gym facilities. To access the locations of these gyms please go to:
Please estimate the number of people that (a) participated in your community programmes:
Please estimate the number of people that (b) were more active as a result of participating:
Please explain how you arrived at these estimates (if unknown, please explain why):
TGO outdoor gyms each serve a community of around 5000 people.
According to Cabe 61.7% of the population in the UK use their local park daily, weekly or monthly.
TGO estimates the conversion rate to be 1 in 5 people entering the park will use a TGO gym. TGO is working with councils to ascertain the conversion rates between people entering the parks and them getting onto the gym. The answer does depend on location of gym and size of the park. The conversion rates are higher where the gym location is prominently located.
1.87m / 100 x 61.7 / 5 = 230,000
Please indicate which of the following demographic groups within the local community that you have worked with to promote increased participation in physical activity:
Women, Men, Older adults (65+), Children & young people, Black or Minority Ethnic (BME) Communities, Disabled People, People from deprived communities, Other (please specify)
According to both Nielson and NHS surveys, TGO gyms are used by a wide range of ages from teenagers, young men and women, mums and toddlers and over 35s.
26% were previously inactive.
According to NHS surveys, TGO outdoor gyms were popular among BME communities. 12% of respondents
were Black African (compared with the Camden population of 4.8%) while
5.6% were Black Caribbean (compared with the Camden population of 1.6%).
Only 37.8% of the respondents were White British which is well below the
estimated Camden population of 52.4%.
u2022 12% of people using the outdoor gyms were unemployed.
According to an NHS surveys on 8 TGO gyms, 26% of users were new to exercise and previously inactive. Based on the last year of gyms being installed this means that the gyms installed last year
We would be interested to know if your pledge activity over the last year has delivered a measurable increase in participation in physical activity. If so, please describe and provide an estimate of the level of increase and how you measured this. There is a 2000-character limit when completing this section.
Since installing 124 more free to use outdoor gyms, The Great Outdoor Gym Company and local councils have provided 620,000 more people access to free to use outdoor gyms.
According to Cabe, 61.7% will use the park regularly in the next month. This equates to 382540 people.TGO estimate one in five people entering the park will use the gym = 76508
Using the survey results from Camden NHS, 19892 of these people would be new to exercise.
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