It can’t have escaped your notice that there is an amazing event taking place in less than 6 months time which will affect us all to a lesser or greater degree. We can get involved at whatever level we wish. There are the athletes, those involved with the journey of the torch, the opening ceremony; maybe you have been lucky enough to secure tickets, many local events joining in the celebration. We can give much to London 2012 but what are we going to gain. My hope is that we are enthused to get involved in more physical activity. I hope, in particular, our young people will be inspired to participate in sport on a regular basis.
Sportivate is a young person initiative with the aim to encourage just this. All over the country Sportivate programmes are taking place. It is part of the ‘play’ strand of the Sport England’s ‘Places, People, Play’ initiative. This is part of the London 2012 Mass participation Legacy. Partly funded by National Lottery. At SE Fitness we are looking for teenagers and young adults (aged 16 – 25) who may not seek out sporting opportunities themselves and would not prioritise doing sport in their own time or those doing a limited amount of sport. We are offering a 6 week absolute beginners running course for just £10 (or £6 if they register before February 15th). Those completing at least 5 of the 6 sessions will be offered further incentives.
By offering Sportivate courses all over the country it is hoped that the ‘drop off’ trend at age 16yrs will be reduced. This in turn will address the health of our young people.