Fun, interactive fitness initiative welcomed by Galway teachers

Fun, interactive fitness initiative welcomed by Galway teachers

A health and fitness programme currently being delivered to schools by Irish fitness expert Tom Dalton has been praised by Galway teachers.

Since its inception last year, Fyffes‘ Fit Squad initiative has visited 123 schools and has seen over 14,000 children participate in 246 interactive fitness sessions across 25 counties across the island of Ireland.

Caroline McHugh, a teacher at Holy Trinity National School, Mervue, described a visit to her school earlier this year as ‘a fun and energetic session’ with topics such as advice on healthy eating, exercises for young people.

“The instructors were fantastic and very engaging throughout. They got us all working up a sweat and our fitness levels were certainly tested. The exercises learned will come in useful going forward and will be used regularly to keep our hearts healthy,” Caroline said. 

Echoing her sentiments, Jason Leonard, a teacher at Belclare National School, Tuam said: “The feedback we received from the children was very positive. Tom, the fitness trainer, was brilliant with them and presented the workshop in a child-friendly manner which meant they had great fun and enjoyment engaging in the various movements.”  

Holy Trinity National School, Mervue, during a visit earlier this year. Pupils took part in a fun and energetic session with topics such as advice on healthy eating, exercises for young people through engaging and fun-filled activities and tips on how to use leisure time to stay physically fit.

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