In the framework of the SW-UP project for the promotion of sport among women outdoors, the Granollers City Council set up a pilot program in which parents could take advantage of the time in which their children were training to be able to do sport activity.
The result of this activity is paying off and the pilot test has been very well received by the participants, that are not forced anymore to passively wait for their children to finish to do sport.
Two sport places that hosted the program. They are spaces used by a considerable daily volume of athletes. The first one is the Sport Palace, and it is the main main pavilion of Granollers with an average of 268 athletets per day. The second, athletics tracks, is located next to five-lane pavilion, municipal swimming pools, tennis courts and the same athletics track and it has a daily volume that exceeds 500 users per day.
The television of Catalonia issued a report about the activity, and the interventions generated on the networks later have shown that this programme was highly aprpeciated and has high potentialities of further development.
For this reason, the activity will form part of the list of activities that the Sports Service of this city council will offer after the season September 2019 / June 2020. The success of the program also led us to extend the facilities that will host the program, adding a new sport equipment (the Congost municipal Pavilion) in the northeast of the city and approximately to 1 km of athletics tracks.
The programme will see physical activity sessions two days per week, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with maximum groups of 20 people and with an annual fee of 18 euros. The participation in this programme will include an accident / injury insurance and a technical shirt for participants.
The pilot test had a technician of Sports Service to carry out the practical sessions, but for future implementation, it is planned to hire a technician through a sports services company who will lead the sessions.
Given the degree of satisfaction that the current participants expressed for the exercises done during the pilot classe, the activity will continue to include cardiovascular work, toning, coordination and aerobic activities. In order to achieve dynamic and motivating session, music, sport equipment and socialising activity will also be provided.