Free video games for all!
In bleak times there are sometimes rays of hope, and today the British Government will announce a scheme that is just that.
During hard times traditional focal points for shopping, the town centre, have casualties and some shops close. Boarded up shop fronts give a bad impression of an area and add to the doom and gloom of the current situation.
The government scheme is set to provide funding up to £50,000 for temporary regeneration, including using empty shops as art galleries and mother and baby centres. Could more be done? Well, yes... what about the current health crisis where being physical active is just too boring, time consuming and expensive?
There's an opportunity here to address both issues in one hit. Use the funding to create Gamercize game gyms. Why Gamercize? Pound for pound on capital expenditure it's the most sustainable form of video game exercise, allowing any game title to be used for fitness. What's more it's far the least expensive option and it is the only option that allows parents and children to play together.
Do you want to have access to the latest games and consoles without the expense? Do you know you need to get more exercise but can't find the time or anything interesting to do? If the answer is yes, then tell someone, in this case, your MP. Here's what you do:
1. Find your MP by entering your postcode on http://www.writetothem.com/ or http://www.parliament.uk/mpslordsandoffices/mps_and_lords/alms.cfm
2. Send them this message
Let's get some free fitness gaming going in your area, we'll help but it's time for our elected representatives to act!
RE: Looking after our town centres scheme
I welcome the guidance and necessary funding put forwards by Government to re-use empty space in town centres for community benefit.
A recession at the same time as a health crisis gives city leaders and fund holders an opportunity to address both issues with one action.
I propose using empty shop spaces for Gamercize game gyms. This will:
· Increase physical activity levels in hard to reach audiences
· Provide a focal point for beneficial youth community
· Revitalise commerce in the local shops due to increase traffic
· Provide employment for local people in gym supervision
· Show England as technical, health and social innovators
Gamercize will part-subsidise every game gym opened and provide ongoing support and promotion for sustainability.
Gamercize is the only game fitness option proven to engage all of the people all of the time and outlives “fitness fads” associated with video game exercise.
Gamercize is a partner of the national Change4Life campaign and I urge you to consider a Gamercize game gym for our town centre.