Lifestart group punching above their weight
Lifestart students benefited from socially distanced one-to one training before Christmas with a special link up with the Forth Valley College Gym Team.
Lecturer Michelle Hamilton introduced her students to Wai Mun Lee, Steve Fleming, Kasia Slapek and Susanne Morgan, who helped the youngsters improve their physical health and wellbeing, by challenging their cardio, strength, endurance and flexibility fitness.
The opportunity allowed the Gym Team to keep up-to-date with their knowledge, experience, motivational and technical skills, in preparation for when the college’s three gyms open up for general staff and student use
Wai Mun Lee, FVC’s Leisure Facilities Coordinator, said: “The enthusiasm and willingness of the Lifestart students to take part in these one to one PT sessions is just amazing and the joy from each student’s face while doing so, spoke volumes.
“I’m proud to say I have a unique and talented Gym Team who are always happy and willing to assist me in encouraging all to get fit and healthy. So on a personal note, thank you to my colleagues, I’m proud to be managing such a great team.”
Lecturer Michelle Hamilton, said: “With the gyms being closed at the moment, I grabbed the opportunity to enhance the learning experience for the Lifestart group to work one-to-one with qualified instructors in the gym.
“After every session the group nominate the ‘hardest worker’ and got an opportunity to reflect on the session in their ‘OneNote’ diaries. Not only have the group increased their fitness levels, but also their confidence and knowledge of exercises. Thanks to Wai and the gym team for giving the group this opportunity.”
Katie White FVC Additional Support Worker, said: “The feedback from the Lifestart group has been very positive, and I think the addition of the college students working as personal trainers, has helped build confidence and encourage the students to strive to do more than they previously thought they could achieve. It’s great to hear the students quoting their personal trainers when they are role playing as trainers themselves.”