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Kingston University

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Insights: Born Barikor

Founder of Our Parks


Freelancing and entrepreneurship are two sides of the same coin. If you want to succeed in a future freelance career or in self-employment, you'll need to know the business basics.

Our Parks is a brand new initiative bringing FREE, group exercise classes, led by experienced, fully qualified and insured instructors, to parks near you in partnership with Councils / Local Authorities.

Our Parks was founded by Born Barikor, a former athlete from a council estate

in Tower Hamlets, who after finding himself with no money to join a gym but

wanting to keep fit, came up with the idea of creating an accessible pathway to

exercise for people from lower incomes by working with councils and

development agencies to offer the public free outdoor exercise classes. After

graduating with a degree in pharmaceutical science and a career in sports

development and personal training, Born left his job to realise his

vision. Starting with the aim of getting 500 people #FitForFree within the

founding borough of Waltham Forest, he has grown Our Parks to cover 25

boroughs across London plus Central Bedfordshire with over 400 coaches and 6

members of staff and 55,000 Parkers (users). As company CEO, Born is involved

in every aspect of the business from coach recruitment to new client

development, as well as attending many of the Our Parks classes.

Born wants to get 100,000+ Parkers fit by 2019. His aim is to create a mass user,

sustainable model for free fitness in the future to spread the positive lifechanging

effects he knows first hand that sport, fitness and teamwork can have

on an individual’s health.


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