Leading the way in community fitness
March 2015 –March 2016, Refunded March 2016-June 2017
The team provided a varied diet of health and fitness opportunities during the year. The programme was flexible and responsive to suggestions from members of the community. By the end of December the project had already met its outcomes by providing 52 different activities with over 1,000 people attending the activities. Four members of the community have achieved Walk Leader certification, three have achieved Emergency First Aid at Work Training certification, four achieved Junior Jog Leader certification. Thirteen members of the community, including children, have achieved First Aid Awareness Training. One member of the community gained Mountain Bike Trail Leader certification, one has achieved Level 2 Fitness Instructor’s Certification, 1 person is undertaking Yoga Instructor Training and another has successfully achieved a Reflexology for Children course.
Not only have members of the community had the opportunity to gain new skills, others have had the opportunity to become sessional workers thus there has been an injection of income into these households. The community halls have also gained over £6,000 of income from the project. Due to the success of the project the Scottish Government invited the Trust to apply for a further one year of funding. The application was successful and the Trust was delighted when Beverley Hill, project officer, decided to remain in post to further develop this excellent service.
Since April the project has continued to provide health and wellbeing activities within the community providing these activities in Rosehall, Bonar Bridge and Ardgay.
For more information please contact Beverley Hill, Project Officer: