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Promote yourself on our new Directory!

June 15, 2013 in Community Issues, Events, Latest Articles, News, Opportunities, Other, Uncategorized, Website Updates

It’s been a busy year so far for FunMeFit but we’ve finally managed to launch our new directory for members to add their businesses and services to. The best part is, it’s free for a basic listing.

We’ve been planning to directory now for about 2 years and once we told Foster and Scott (our lovely web designers) about it, they thought it was a brill idea!

 

The idea of it and of the FunMeFit community in general is that it helps to bring the community together in one place where the great work that many of our members do can be recognised and promoted.

The launch of our new directory means that all of our members can now list their business or services or clubs in a place where visitors to the website and other members can search for them by name, area or category.

As we can’t keep running FunMeFit without generating any revenue, we are also offering promotional packages for businesses that join the directory. If you want to list your business/group/club/service for free, that’s great but if you want to receive special features such as your own promotional page, a gallery of your images, your own contributors blog and an offers section that feeds through to our homepage then go Premium! We’re offering great rates and a lot in return. By upgrading, you’ll also be helping us keep FunMeFit going!

 

You can see what the packages have to offer here

 

“We’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has supported us through think and thin, everyone who has joined and offered their support and a big thank you to those who are spreading the word about what we do.

Keep telling your friends, family, sports clubs, neighbors, contacts and whoever else you can think of about FunMeFit because we want to expand the community so that it’s a really useful place for everyone to connect and discover what’s on in their community”.

Kate Hill, Founder.

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Have a Green Gym Day!

June 6, 2013 in Children & Play, Community Issues, Events, Families & Children, Health & Fitness, Latest Articles, News, Sport

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When I was asked by our New York partner, Nancercize if I wanted to be involved in co-organising an international day to celebrate local parks and encourage more people to enjoy the outdoors, the yes came without any hesitation.

Part of what I do at FunMeFit is try to promote a healthy, active and largely outdoor lifestyle. What we and many more around the western world seem to be forgetting, worryingly, is that the outdoors is where our natural home is, it’s what makes us feel alive, it’s what we as human beings need – to be with nature and realise our place in it.

We can laugh at the television all day and think that’s ‘living’. Research shows that an increasing number of us are settling for a sedentary lifestyle and yes, it’s easy, it’s convenient and we feel we have everything we need in our gadget-filled homes. But what we are missing out on is the sense of being part of something bigger, something unpredictable and something that is more natural for our physical and mental well-being.

Some of us feel like caged wild animals when we spend too long indoors and that’s probably because we were outdoors a lot as children. If children don’t experience the outdoors enough, it’s been suggested that they grow up without a sense of belonging to nature and ultimately will not develop into a balanced and happy adult.

Since we live in cities filled with other people, cars, buildings and lots of noise, more often than not, our only opportunities to connect with nature are provided by our local parks and green space. Many of us spend little or no time at all in local parks, not seeing the relevance of them or the need for them.

So, whether you’re an outdoorsy person or not, give your local park a chance. Give nature a chance. Be part of Green Gym Day on Sunday and if you’re reading this, I’m not asking you to be in your park all day or to spend time there foraging for nuts and berries. I’m asking that you give your park a chance to show you what it has to offer. Take a walk, listen to your surroundings, play with your children, watch the birds, feel the sunshine (or rain) on your face and if you don’t feel slightly happier or you don’t see any benefits for your family at all then write and tell me.

If you support getting more people enjoying the great outdoors and want to be in your local park on Sunday, register what you’ll be doing and find a list of suggestions on the Green Gym Day Website. Join the movement, make friends with nature and celebrate your family and your local parks.

By Kate Hill, Founder of FunMeFit and busy mum of two little ones!

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