Green Gym Day Is Almost Here!
The second annual Green Gym Day is only 2 weeks away!
Green Gym Day Is a Day for Everyone to Get Outside and Play.

Green Gym Day takes place every year on the second Sunday of June. This year, Green Gym Day will be on June 8, 2014.

Green Gym Day 2014

Join the Green Gym Day Movement!


The idea behind the day is to invite people all over the world to think about what they can do in their local park or other outdoor space.
You can do your own thing or join a local activity already organized by your Parks Department or other organization. For example, Meet Up has many many outdoor activities
Let us and other know what you’ll be doing by registering on our Green Gym Day web page: www.greengymday.org

And, if you are active on social media, also list your activity on our Facebook page:www.facebook.com/greengymday

And twitter feed: www.twitter.com/greengymday

Take pictures and short videos of your activity and them to us so we can include you in this year’s video. Here’s last year’s video:

Yay! It's Green Gym Day!

Yay! It’s Green Gym Day!

This year in New York City, Nancy Bruning will be leading a group as they Hike any or all of the Giraffe Path–5 parks, 5 miles, 5 million gorgeous views.
For more NYC activities, email us at info@greengymday.org or check our Facebook page.

What WE will be doing: Hike along the Giraffe Path
Here’s the schedule for this exciting free event:

9:00 AM – Meet at Jackie Robinson Park; 145th Street & Edgecomb Ave.
Stretch/warm up.

10:30 AM – Highbridge Park; 174th St. & Amsterdam Ave.
Stretch / dance break.

11:30 AM – Swindler Cove; Dyckman St. & 10th Ave.
Stretch / dance break.

12:00 – RING Garden; Dyckman St. & Broadway
Look at the fishies!

12:30 PM – Fort Tryon Park, Cloisters & Heather Garden.
Stretch cool down; BYO picnic lunch or get a bite to eat at New Leaf Café.

Bring water & snacks; dress comfortably.
There will be stairs to climb, as well as hills. That’s why the views are so spectacular!

Who is Green Gym Day for?
Regular people! Families, individuals, couples, groups of friends and co-workers. Individuals who want to get out and have some physical fun solo or as part of a family, or community or work group. Athletes are welcome to inspire us all! Our champions, partners, and supporters include organizations interested in supporting people’s health by helping them become more active while having lots of fun outdoors and businesses with a mission to contribute to their communities and to improve health.

Why do we need a Green Gym Day?
All over the world, people are getting too little activity and spending too much time indoors. Who says you need a fancy gym to be fit? The answer is “right in our own backyards!” Parks offer many fun opportunities to be physically active while providing the extra health benefits of being outdoors in nature. Green Gym Day is all about the idea that parks are great places to move our bodies in ways that are not necessarily “exercise”—from walking to playing catch—in our own “green gyms.” It is a simple, understandable, do-able first step and is part of the larger and growing movement to help people of all ages and abilities to be more active and to get outdoors.

How does Green Gym Day work?
Whether you’re an individual, a parent, a group, a business, or a nonprofit organization–you’re invited! June 8th is your day to get out of whatever box you’re in and get outdoors. Take advantage of the freedom and opportunity to spend time moving your body around in a park. Invite others and be part of the movement to get parks on more people’s radar as a place to take a walk, play a game of catch, take part in a class, or join a team sport.

How you celebrate Green Gym Day is up to you.

How you celebrate Green Gym Day is up to you.

You can interpret the Green Gym Day as you wish.
• If you’re in NYC, you can join Nancy Bruning as she hikes the 5 northern Manhattan Parks (more information on the website and Facebook Page).
• Or use the idea and hike from one park to another in your own community.
• You can use the opportunity to enjoy activities that exist and are ongoing in your park. Have you always wanted to play volleyball or ping pong? Now’s your chance!
• You’ll find plenty of park games (both American and British) on our website’s “How to Participate” page
• Or you can organize an activity especially developed for the day–a local 5k run, maybe?

Happy Green Gym Day! Join the Movement! Make every day a Green Gym Day!

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