Free 30-minute weekly resistance exercise workouts for a mix of ages and backgrounds

parkHIIT is a free 30-minute weekly workout that promotes the importance of resistance exercise. Our vision is to advance physical, mental and social wellbeing across Ireland for people of all ages and backgrounds by promoting the importance of resistance exercise in community based public spaces.

parkHIIT is a volunteer led community initiative, it’s about getting resistance training local ...

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parkHIIT is a free 30-minute weekly workout that promotes the importance of resistance exercise. Our vision is to advance physical, menta...

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You'll get guides and resources on how to bring this idea to life.

There is no funding available for this idea in Ireland, but these resources will still help to make your project happen!

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parkHIIT has become a necessary part of my weekly routine. I’m so thankful for this sense of community and connection. Instead of spending cold, gloomy winter mornings under a duvet, you’ll find me in my local park. Even on difficult mornings when...

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Nicole Lee
pictured here with Reena (left) and Ita (centre) at parkHIIT Ashtown

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    Create your project page

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    Complete a 30 Day Challenge

    Complete simple steps in 30 days to get your project off the ground.

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    Activate your project

    Follow the 5 Step Guide and your action plan to bring the project to life.

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    Share impact

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Great for

  • Someone who wants to bring people together around exercise in their local community
  • A qualified fitness professional that would like to give back, share their skills and knowledge, meet new people in their neighbourhood and to build relationships

parkHIIT project essentials

5 Step Guide

  • Identify a suitable space for parkHIIT
  • Commit to being a parkHIIT Location Director
  • Build your local team
  • Get started
  • Long term plan


Suggested: We estimate about 10 hours of admin, Zoom calls and conversations in your local community to plan your group. Once established, maintaining a weekly parkHIIT session will take approximately two hours per week to allow for set up, communications, the session itself and the close out - don't forget the coffee afterwards!


More information on how to get started and any resources shared by the parkHIIT

Meet the Social Innovator

"Welcome to parkHIIT! We want to empower you to bring a free parkHIIT workout to your local community. parkHIIT is a 30-minute weekly workout that promotes the importance of resistance exercise. Find out here how to start a parkHIIT workout in your local park."

Brian Crooke, founder of parkHIIT

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why a 30 day challenge?

    The 30 Day Challenge was developed by our Team based on our experience working with communities. We’ve learned that the first weeks are critical to build momentum and get off to a good start with any community project. Teams who complete these steps within the first month are much more likely to successfully complete their project!

    The Challenge is a series of simple steps that each applicant has to complete to get their project off the ground and unlock funding, if there is funding currently available for that idea in your region. Steps include watching a video and/or reading content, having a call with a ChangeX team member, forming a team so that you have support, having your first team meeting, sharing a team photo, and sharing a project action plan.

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    Once funding is received it can be used to cover direct set-up costs of the new community project. For example space rental, insurance fees, seeds and planting materials, tools, training fees; pretty much any materials you might need for a project that benefits your community.

    Funds cannot be used for the costs of work that has already been carried out, costs unrelated to the setup and maintenance of the new project, payments to group members for their work on the project. Funds can’t be used for the promotion of religious causes, non-charitable activities, sponsorship or fundraising events. Please read the terms and conditions for further details.

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