In April Skip2Bfit started a pilot scheme in a Sure Start Centre in Thanet urging families to get fit and shed a few unwanted pounds. The scheme used the Skip2bfit Fitness pack and involved families exercising together at home using their skip2bfit rope and CD. To keep the momentum up the families are meeting once a week at the Sure Start Centre where their progress was monitored. The first session was great fun as can be seen as can be seen by this report and video.
Jenny McCaffrey, the community worker at Surestart margate said:-
We were delighted to take part in the trial of this new scheme. The package fitted in with our remit to promote healthy lifestyles and to raise activity levels amongst our families.
We found the programme easy to recruit families too, and very little planning was involved.
Packs were kindly donated by youself. Were we to undertake a future programme we would require funding to purchase the packs as the families we work with would be unable fund the cost of them their selves?
We would recommend this programme to other similar projects, all our families who participated had a wonderful time and over the 6 weeks they all increased their skipping totals. The programme was inspirational and inspired several participants to embark on a weight loss programme.
The results of the participants skipping scores are shown below:-
The full evaluation is available here.« Article listing