BCT Aspire are proud to announce it’s newest youth session in partnership with Grover Institute of Exercise and utilizing our new fantastic fitness and dance studio at the BCT Den. This session is all about introducing children and young people to exercise, healthy eating and developing not just physical fitness but mental fitness. This session is all about making people feel confident and feeling safe to be themselves whilst learning how to get fit for life, both physically and mentally.
The sessions will be led by local fitness trainer Connor Grover who himself understands the challenges for young people in terms of fitness and healthy eating, himself struggling as a child himself. Connor said ” I’m on a mission to improve the health & lives of children and future generation, setting up school programmes and kids workshops in the process. It’s brilliant to be working with Paul and BCT Aspire on this exciting project”.
The programme will also be supported by BCT Aspire founder Paul Burgum himself no stranger to exercise and getting the best from people. Having represented England North at rugby and more recently completed ultramarathons up to 160 miles long. Paul said ” This is something i’ve wanted to be involved with for a very long time and something that i believe in passionately. Sport and exercise have helped not just physically but equally importantly mentally”.
The sessions will be all about building confidence in young people and getting them feeling really good about themselves, targeting both body and mind, as well as self esteem. Connor will be using his expertise to share healthy eating snacks and meals with the group and making sure that everybody can see that they are making improvement at every step of the journey.
The sessions will also look to promote sport and other activities offering taster sessions from local sports coaches in their chosen activities. Children who already play sport are very welcome to attend as part of their own training plan.
The session means that BCT Aspire can now offer all sections of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme, which includes physical, volunteering, skills and expedition sections. This new session is part of the growing youth programme offered at BCT Aspire.