Virtual Celebration Proves Huge Success

The MayFest 40th Anniversary was a weeklong activity programme filled with exercise classes, webinars and virtual challenges. Having Reeled in the Years on the Opening Ceremony it was time to elevate the heart rate and celebrate in true Vision Sports style.

Triathlon Ireland rolled us out with an online turbo session on Saturday May 1st, closely followed by some impressive moves at our Family Dance Come and Try Session where participants joined from all corners of the country.

We had over 50 participants take part in our (not) parkrun 5k and 40k for 40 years virtual challenges with wonderful photos submitted all week using our #mayfest40.

On Tuesday our main event was a Blind Tennis Webinar hosted in partnership with Tennis Ireland and Sight and Sound Technology. We received an insight into this fantastic game and some of Irelands leading players shared their experience with us. The lucky winner of an Amazon Echo Dot sponsored by Sight and Sound Technology was Pam O’Connor from Co. Kerry.

As the week progressed we had a Falls Prevention Workshop, Yoga Come and Try Session, Over 50’s Movement Balance and Stretch and Zoom Fitness.

On Thursday our friends at Safefood delivered an insightful webinar on Nutrition and shared with us some wonderful advice on how our diet can have so many implications on our health and wellness, we were given examples of what foods to try and include in a balanced diet and what foods to try and avoid.     

The activities concluded with Nature Mindfulness, Tennis Come and Try Session and Teen Fitness on Friday.      

We would like to express our appreciation to our partners and tutors who lead activities across the week and a special thank you to participants who attended activities and celebrated the MayFest 40th Anniversary with us all.

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