Wai's Whins workshop
Wai’s workshops help Whins Resource Centre
Forth Valley College teamed up with a Clackmannanshire Council social care team at Whins Resource Centre recently, to help promote improvised physical activities to encourage their service users to get fit and healthy, and maintain mobility.
The workshop, delivered by Wai Mun Lee, FVC’s Leisure Facilities Co-ordinator, on Friday 17 August, helped to enhance the staff’s knowledge and experience of utilising their own in-house gym facility for the benefit of their service users.
Wai, said: “Exercise can be daunting for many of us and without knowledge or experience within this field where do you begin? This workshop has allowed staff to familiarise themselves with their fitness equipment, how to coach and encourage users to use equipment and how to make simple games into a structured physical activity for all to take part.
“It has been a joy working with staff at the Whins Resource Centre. The enthusiasm and passion they have in improving patient physical health and wellbeing is a credit to their organisation. I hope the workshop I delivered will further enhance their delivery of physical activity and more patients will reap the benefits of what the staff can now offer.”
Alan Green Senior Resource Worker at the Whins Resource Centre, said: “The Gym training session feedback from Whins staff was very positive. The training session was delivered by Wai with great energy and enthusiasm, whilst enhancing the staffs’ knowledge, confidence and skills in this field which will benefit them all, the organisation and the service users."
Janey Lang a Support Assistant at the centre added: "I felt my training session with Wai went well. Wai's enthusiastic energy motivated me in a positive manner and his knowledge was evident around the gym equipment, giving new creative ideas on how to make exercising fun while keeping service users motivated."