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Jan
30
Mon
Virtual Couch to 5km @ Remote - Virtual Programme
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am
Virtual Couch to 5km @ Remote - Virtual Programme

Virtual Couch to 5km

We will bring you your training via printable 6 week plan and also a weekly podcast with tips and motivation along the way so you can listen while you are doing it. Stick in your earphones and its just you and your steps. We will be there to support you through your journey to completing the 5km at whatever pace you can.

Feb
2
Thu
Activator Poles – Indoor @ Ballinakill Outdoor Arena
Feb 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Activator Poles - Indoor @ Ballinakill Outdoor Arena

FREE 6-week indoor walking programme using activator poles.

  • Thursdays from January 12th – February 16th
  • 11am – 12pm
  • Ballinakill Outdoor Arena

For more information or to register, Contact Eimear at 0860111722 or ebryant@laoissports.ie

ACTIVATOR poles and the walking technique unique to the poles were co-developed by Mandy Shintani (a Canadian therapist). The poles are now being used extensively instead of passive mobility devices such as canes, crutches and even walkers (under the assessment of a therapist). The poles are modified versions of Nordic walking poles and designed to safely accommodate
the needs of people with stability issues, older adults, individuals with chronic conditions, and rehabilitation patients.

Benefits of using ACTIVATOR poles
As an assistive walking device, ACTIVATOR poles can;

  • improve posture
  • enhance balance and stability
  • improve co-ordination
  • promote better gait patterns and speed
  • improve mobility / range of motion of shoulder/neck area
  • reduce impact and stress on hip and knee joints
  • increase resistance for arms and upper body
  • engage and strengthen core muscles
  • raise intensity and increased caloric and energy expenditure
  • build confidence and reduces fear of falling
  • increase exercise/walking tolerance and excursion limits
    (walk further and longer)
  • increase opportunities for social interaction
  • enhanced self-esteem and overall sense of well-being
    key features.
Community Trekkers Walks @ Multiple Locations
Feb 2 @ 11:00 am
Community Trekkers Walks @ Multiple Locations

Community Trekkers Walks

There are 9 Community Trekker walks talking place between December 2022 and February 2023.

  1. Ridge of Capard – Monday 26th December 2022 – 11am
  2. Emo Court – Thursday 12th January 2022 – 11am
  3. Abbeyleix Bog Walk – Thursday 19th January 2023
  4. Derryounce (Marion Hill Entrance) – Saturday 21st January 2023 – 11am
  5. Heywood – Thursday 26th January 2023 – 11am
  6. Barrow Way (O’Moores’s Bridge) -Saturday 28th January 2023 – 11am
  7. Togher Woods – Thursday 2nd February 2023 – 11am
  8. Togher Woods – Thursday 9th February 2023 – 11am
  9. Monickview – Thursday 16th February 2023 – 11am

For more information or to register, Contact Eimear at 0860111722 or ebryant@laoissports.ie

Feb
3
Fri
Social Soccer – Portarlington @ Laois Leisure Portarlington
Feb 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Social Soccer - Portarlington @ Laois Leisure Portarlington

FREE Social Soccer Programme for Men Aged 16- 40 Years. Portarlington is one of 2 locations for the Social Soccer Programme.

Feb
4
Sat
Vicarstown Parkrun (Adults) @ Vicarstown
Feb 4 @ 9:30 am

What is a Parkrun?

Parkrun’s are free, weekly, community events all around the world.

Saturday morning events are 5k and take place in parks and open spaces. On Sunday mornings, there are 2k junior parkruns for children aged four to 14.

parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate.

How do I join?

Registration is completely free and only needs to be done once, whether you intend to walk, jog, run, or volunteer or do a combination of all these things!

The Parkrun leader will be able to assist you with registration on the day

Feb
5
Sun
Vicarstown Junior Park Run @ Vicarstown
Feb 5 @ 11:00 am
Vicarstown Junior Park Run @ Vicarstown

What is a Parkrun?

Parkrun’s are free, weekly, community events all around the world.

Saturday morning events are 5k and take place in parks and open spaces. On Sunday mornings, there are 2k junior parkruns for children aged four to 14.

parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate.

How do I join?

Registration is completely free and only needs to be done once, whether you intend to walk, jog, run, or volunteer or do a combination of all these things!

The Parkrun leader will be able to assist you with registration on the day

Feb
6
Mon
Virtual Couch to 5km @ Remote - Virtual Programme
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am
Virtual Couch to 5km @ Remote - Virtual Programme

Virtual Couch to 5km

We will bring you your training via printable 6 week plan and also a weekly podcast with tips and motivation along the way so you can listen while you are doing it. Stick in your earphones and its just you and your steps. We will be there to support you through your journey to completing the 5km at whatever pace you can.

Feb
9
Thu
Activator Poles – Indoor @ Ballinakill Outdoor Arena
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Activator Poles - Indoor @ Ballinakill Outdoor Arena

FREE 6-week indoor walking programme using activator poles.

  • Thursdays from January 12th – February 16th
  • 11am – 12pm
  • Ballinakill Outdoor Arena

For more information or to register, Contact Eimear at 0860111722 or ebryant@laoissports.ie

ACTIVATOR poles and the walking technique unique to the poles were co-developed by Mandy Shintani (a Canadian therapist). The poles are now being used extensively instead of passive mobility devices such as canes, crutches and even walkers (under the assessment of a therapist). The poles are modified versions of Nordic walking poles and designed to safely accommodate
the needs of people with stability issues, older adults, individuals with chronic conditions, and rehabilitation patients.

Benefits of using ACTIVATOR poles
As an assistive walking device, ACTIVATOR poles can;

  • improve posture
  • enhance balance and stability
  • improve co-ordination
  • promote better gait patterns and speed
  • improve mobility / range of motion of shoulder/neck area
  • reduce impact and stress on hip and knee joints
  • increase resistance for arms and upper body
  • engage and strengthen core muscles
  • raise intensity and increased caloric and energy expenditure
  • build confidence and reduces fear of falling
  • increase exercise/walking tolerance and excursion limits
    (walk further and longer)
  • increase opportunities for social interaction
  • enhanced self-esteem and overall sense of well-being
    key features.
Community Trekkers Walks @ Multiple Locations
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am
Community Trekkers Walks @ Multiple Locations

Community Trekkers Walks

There are 9 Community Trekker walks talking place between December 2022 and February 2023.

  1. Ridge of Capard – Monday 26th December 2022 – 11am
  2. Emo Court – Thursday 12th January 2022 – 11am
  3. Abbeyleix Bog Walk – Thursday 19th January 2023
  4. Derryounce (Marion Hill Entrance) – Saturday 21st January 2023 – 11am
  5. Heywood – Thursday 26th January 2023 – 11am
  6. Barrow Way (O’Moores’s Bridge) -Saturday 28th January 2023 – 11am
  7. Togher Woods – Thursday 2nd February 2023 – 11am
  8. Togher Woods – Thursday 9th February 2023 – 11am
  9. Monickview – Thursday 16th February 2023 – 11am

For more information or to register, Contact Eimear at 0860111722 or ebryant@laoissports.ie

Feb
10
Fri
Social Soccer – Portarlington @ Laois Leisure Portarlington
Feb 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Social Soccer - Portarlington @ Laois Leisure Portarlington

FREE Social Soccer Programme for Men Aged 16- 40 Years. Portarlington is one of 2 locations for the Social Soccer Programme.

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