Is it possible to combine fitness and the conservation of our planet?
The answer is a resounding YES and it is called- ‘Plogging’.
You might ask yourself, what is plogging? Plogging is defined as collecting trash while you are jogging. The environmentally conscious fitness trend originated in Sweden.
Plogging is a combination of the Swedish verb plocka *to pick up* and jogging. The trendsetter was Swedish environmental activist Erik Ahlström. Erik grew increasingly frustrated by the amount of trash in his hometown of Stockholm and decided it was time to do something about it. Plugging was born!
Plogging is about creating a cleaner environment for all, especially around the areas where many people like to spend their free time. STORM Boutique Fitness is very proud to introduce a brand NEW community of Troopers – The STORM ‘Ploggers’ who will be coming to a town or city near you very soon. Easily identified by their branded jackets and fully armed with Go Pro‘s. Combine this with the fact they will all be running with WILDPLASTIC bin liners full of trash collected from our streets and parks means you cannot fail to miss them.
Plogging is not only good for the environment but is also a great way of keeping fit whilst getting fresh air and meeting new people. It also creates a sense of achievement knowing you are giving something back to your community. How great is this?
Plogging is not only keeping you fit, it is also a great way of getting functional training. Whilst plugging you need to bend down, get up and carry the collected trash at the same time. This means you are adopting some of the primal moves used in everyday life whilst taking part in plogging. This really does make it a great way of exercising. Plogging also has a preventive interest. This is achieved by raising awareness and educating passers by to the problem of pollution and waste left in our communities. Subconsciously it also stops people needlessly trashing by seeing our Troopers care.
We want to help support the clean up of the communities we live in. STORM has linked fitness and the environment again to create the ‘STORM Ploggers’ we can get fit, have fun and continue to give back not just in our studios but also out in the fresh outdoors.
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