PLayground games are being used to get grown ups moving and get fitter.
Called Bicester Rabble, the scheme offers immersive playground-style games including childhood favourites such as Capture the Flag, The Hunger Games, Dodgeball, British Bulldog and Jailbreak.
Founder and instructor Sarah Plater, who lives on the Kingsmere estate in Bicester, said: “I found out about Rabble in Time Out London magazine, and signed up for updates for if they ever launched nearer to Oxfordshire
“I signed up for training in London and then became a franchisee after that.
“I have only played in London as up until now that was the only place it was on offer. Now franchises have launched as far off as America and Australia – it’s really taking off.”
Writer and photographer Sarah, 33, said during sessions players burn up to 1,000 calories and cover up to 8k in one game without even realising it.
She said: “It’s really tough to keep doing exercise that you don’t enjoy, as every time you have to convince yourself to do it for the long-term fitness gains. Bicester Rabble takes the opposite approach. It’s fun, so you look forward to going every week.
“It’s friendly, so you have great banter and social encouragement.”
Bicester Rabble takes place at the new Whitelands Farm Sports Ground on Mondays from 6.45pm.
To sign up for a free session view joinrabble.com/bicester-sarah-plater/