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Sweet Aerobics (In Aid of the Scottish Association for Mental Health)

  • Kinning Park Complex 40 Cornwall St S Glasgow, G41 United Kingdom (map)

"Wake up. Invigorate your body and mind. Feel more energized than you could possibly imagine. Sweet Aerobics is the improvised motivational dance experience; an opportunity to feel free, dance and let go of your inhibitions.

Sweet Aerobics takes place on the second Saturday following Mental Health Awareness Week 2015. The intention is to raise consciousness of mental health - a prominent but often silent issue in today’s bustling society. We are giving people the opportunity to get together in a fun, open-minded and inspiring environment.

1 in 4 people will have a mental health issues at some point in their lives - with mixed anxiety and depression being the most common. Suicide rates and self-harm statistics are utterly shocking, with the UK having one of the highest rates in Europe.

The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) recommends five ways to better your mental health: keeping in touch with friends and family, being more active, living for the moment, trying new things and giving to others (http://goo.gl/Vl4MTW). We hope to encourage people who attend the event to do some, if not all, of these things.

Sweet Aerobics is a free, open to all event. Donations are welcome and will go to Scottish Association for Mental Health. http://www.samh.org.uk/

Activates on the day will include:

* Yoga and chill out area with comfortable mats to stretch and relax on.

* Disco Dodge ball (basically we play our favourite disco tunes and play the friendliest game of dodge ball)

* Fancy dress cat walk for the best fancy dresses.

* Dance-offs are inevitable.

* Hula Hoops will be available to spin on the dance floor with.

* Space hoppers will be available to bounce along to the music with.

* A Face pulling competition complete with amazing backdrop. 

* Fruit smoothies, coffee and healthy snacks will be available.

All types of fancy dress are encourage so put on your silly hats, whip out you most colourful clothes and grab a funny prop and come dance with us.

Providing the soundtrack to the event will be a selection of Glasgow’s finest local disk jockeys playing a lively selection of Disco, Funk, Rare Groove and everything in between provided by:

* Tanganyika (Rubix Glasgow)
* Sombadi (Frogbeats
* Darren Wednesday
* Many more to be confirmed

Venue: The Kinning Park Complex

The Kinning Park Complex was originally part of a secondary school and run by Glasgow City Council. The building was threatened with closure in 1996 as part of wider cuts to council services. The centres users occupied the building for 55 days and nights pressing their cases for the centre to stay open. When Glasgow City Council realised neither side would budge they decided to sit down and negotiate a compromise. The community proposed they take over the management and run the costs of the centre themselves. The costs of maintaining and running the centre is largely paid for by renting out the spaces for events like this, so we will be supporting a part of Glasgow’s history and architectural heritage. 

All Tribes Welcome!"

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