Feel Good Gloucester takes place on Friday 28 June in King’s Square Gloucester to promote health and wellbeing to people living and working in the city. Organised by Marketing Gloucester with funding from Gloucester BID, Feel Good Gloucester hopes to encourage members of the public to take a moment out of their busy lives to recharge themselves for their own health and wellbeing.

Rather than spending your lunchtime eating a sandwich at your desk, why not pop over to King’s Square in Gloucester City Centre on Friday 28 June. Members of the public can enjoy free yoga classes (at 12-1pm and 2-2:45pm), whilst you can also have fun and get fit with free Zumba workouts (1-2pm and 3–4pm). Some yoga mats will be available, or you can bring your own.

Take the Smoothie Bike Challenge with the Gloucestershire Bike Project and create your own FREE pedal-powered, delicious and nutritious drink. Find out about the excellent work this social enterprise does from restoring bikes to encouraging more people to cycle to work.

Gloucester BID are also supporting Beat the Street Gloucester 2019, which sees the return of the fun game that encourages families, friends, classmates or workmates to put in the miles running, walking, or cycling around Gloucester. Active Gloucestershire, organisers of Beat the Street, will be on hand to talk about other campaigns and initiatives you can get involved in including Gloucestershire Moves, The Daily Mile and the Workplace Challenge.

You can chat to Healthy Lifestyle Gloucestershire and learn how small changes to how we live can have a big impact on our health and wellbeing. Whether it’s connecting with people, being more active, mindfulness, volunteering or learning, you can find out how to make a positive change and take charge of your own health and wellbeing.

Last month, a report by former cabinet secretary Gus O’Donnell has urged the UK Government to make wellbeing a major policy goal; whilst just this week, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that her government is prioritising gross national wellbeing over GDP in her country.

Nick Brookes, chair of Gloucester Business Improvement District, said: “Feel Good Gloucester is an excellent opportunity for members of the public, whether they are office workers, shoppers or children, to take part in free and fun classes. The health and wellbeing of employees has a serious implication for businesses and their productivity. Encouraging companies to be more mindful also contributes to making the city a great place to live, work and visit.”

Tamsin Grainger, of Marketing Gloucester, said: “Feel Good Gloucester is going to be a brilliant opportunity to recharge before the busy summer begins. It’s a unique opportunity to talk to professionals directly about healthy eating, fitness, mental health and many more. The Gloucester community is always getting involved and it’s important to take some ‘me time’ Feel Good Gloucester gives the community that opportunity.”

You can also play giant inflatable darts or Beat the Goalie to de-stress, plus there are information stands to ask for advice on healthy living and mindfulness. All activities are free and open to all, running from midday to 6pm on Friday 28 June.