Students give backing to sports initiative

Levi Williams at TyneMet Academy.
Levi Williams at TyneMet Academy.

A college marked National Fitness Day by launching a new range of fitness courses.

Fitness students at TyneMet College organised a series of student and staff led fitness and exercise challenges to mark the occasion.

National Fitness Day, run by UK active, occurs each September to raise awareness of the benefits of exercising – from getting fit and healthy to general wellbeing.

The nationally recognised courses at the College’s new Fitness Academy are designed to advance fitness knowledge and ability – providing hands-on experience and equip both practicing instructors and amateurs.

Hosting a number of the fitness sessions was alumni student, Levi Williams, who works as a fitness instructor at the College’s Flex Fitness Gym.

Levi said: “TyneMet is truly focused on offering the best and latest, industry relevant qualifications in Sport and Fitness which is evident from the opening of the fitness academy.”

“It’s great to be back in the fitness studio promoting National Fitness Day – the feedback from students has been great, they’ve all thoroughly enjoyed the fitness sessions and it was great to put my learning into practice.”

The brainchild behind TyneMet’s Fitness Academy, Deputy Head of Sport, Jonathan Rees, said: “National Fitness Day is a perfect opportunity for people of all ages to get involved in an activity and perhaps experience something new.

“We are delighted to be running a brand new suite of fitness instruction courses – they have been painstakingly designed alongside fitness professionals to offer high quality, high impact qualifications that benefit those interested in entering the sports and fitness industry, or perhaps looking to top up their qualifications to improve their knowledge and understanding of the sector.”

Chair of UK Active, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thomson said: “National Fitness Day is a chance for everyone, no matter how fit they are, to try something new and get the activity bug.

“This is about saying to everyone: just do more and ukactive would like to thank TyneMet for being involved in the most active day of the year.”

The fitness academy, which opened its doors this month, offers a wide range of sports and fitness specific courses.

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