Fitness fest at Chilford Hall

PUBLISHED: 16:30 20 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:32 31 May 2010

PRACTICALLY every sport and physical activity you can think of will be demonstrated at a major event outside Linton later this month. Physical Freedom 2008, taking place on Sunday August 31, will feature displays and exhibitions in a variety of sporting d

PRACTICALLY every sport and physical activity you can think of will be demonstrated at a major event outside Linton later this month.

Physical Freedom 2008, taking place on Sunday August 31, will feature displays and exhibitions in a variety of sporting disciplines that would rival the Olympics: football, golf, rugby, tennis, taekwondo, karate and volleyball are just some examples.

For those people interested in fitness but not necessarily sport, there will also be demonstrations of break-dancing and body popping, aerobics, yoga and pilates.

Physical Freedom organiser Michelle Plowman said: "My passion for fitness, health and nutrition and a strong desire to make a difference in people's lives spurred me on to organise this event, which I hope will help to inform people about different activities and healthy options."

The fitness-fest is taking place in the scenic setting of Chilford Hall. The vineyard and hall is the perfect venue for the event; the Great Hall will host cookery demonstrations, the gallery will feature speakers, and the main pavilion will be the perfect place for kickboxing demos.

General manager of the venue, Glen Mejias, said: "We are pleased to co-sponsor this important event which we hope will appeal to all ages and abilities, and hope that visitors will enjoy a great day out, as well as helping to raise money for charity."

Other interesting additions to the Physical Freedom 2008 programme include representatives from the RAF and a team from Cambridgeshire County Council's road safety unit, who will be promoting their adult cycling training courses.

There will also be charity events taking place throughout the day, including a "dogathon" - a sponsored dog walk in the picturesque grounds of the hall, in aid of Headway, the head injury charity.

Physical Freedom 2008, which is also being sponsored by Stagecoach and the Saffron Walden Reporter's parent company, Archant Herts & Cambs, will run from 10am to 4pm.

Entry is £2 for adults, £1 for five- to 15-year-olds and free for under-fives. Parking is free and refreshments will be on sale throughout the day.

To find out more visit www.physicalfreedom.co.uk

For directions to the venue visit www.chilfordhall.co.uk.

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