Bouncing with healthy workout at Thornaby Pavilion
23rd August 2012
The event, Fitness Frenzy, allowed 12 – 19 year olds into 30-minute taster sessions of popular exercises such as, boxercise, spinning and trampolining.
Organised by IYSS, the Integrated Youth Support System, hopes that these sessions at Thornaby Pavilion will encourage teens to take part in healthy activities and integrate with other people their own age.
Virginia McCallum, 42, Positive Activity Worker with Stockton IYSS, said: “The aim is to try and get as many youths as possible into exercises that they would not normally engage in.
“The day has really integrated a wide range of young people with different abilities and levels of fitness, people who normally have problems integrating with others have turned up and are enjoying exercising in a group.
“As a nation we are becoming more and more unhealthy so I think it is essential to try and get people involved in as many ways as possible.
The organisation in partnership with Tees Active are hoping to launch a lot of new activities for teens to beat boredom by creating fun but healthy classes.
IYSS hopes that these taster sessions will show teens how fun different fitness classes can actually be and in turn encourage youths to come back and help tackle obesity.
Paul Bambrough, assistant manager at Thornaby Pavilion, said: “The afternoon was designed to give everybody an opportunity to have a fun active afternoon.”