TyneMet College had a great reason to celebrate National Fitness Day as the College launched a brand new range of fitness instruction courses in the same week! To celebrate, fitness students at TyneMet organised a series of student and staff led fitness and exercise challenges - including rowing marathons, bootcamps and circuits – designed to get participants pumped up and motivated!

National Fitness Day, ran by UK active and now in it’s fifth year, occurs each September to raise awareness of the benefits of exercising – from getting fit and healthy to general wellbeing, whilst encouraging people of all ages to get off the sofa and enjoy physical activity in all forms.

The nationally recognised courses at the College’s new Fitness Academy are designed to advance fitness knowledge and ability – providing hands-on experience and equip both practicing instructors and amateurs with the correct skills to enter varying career opportunities in the fitness industry.

Chair of UK Active, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thomson said;

"National Fitness Day is a chance for everyone, no matter how fit they are, to try something new and get the activity bug.This is about saying to everyone: just do more and ukactive would like to thank TyneMet for being involved in the most active day of the year.”

Hosting a number of the fitness sessions was alumni student, Levi Williams, who works as a Fitness Instructor at the College’s Flex Fitness Gym alongside studying Sports Nutrition at Northumbria University. Levi said “TyneMet is truly focused on offering the best and latest, industry relevant qualifications in Sport and Fitness which is evident from the opening of the fitness academy. My time at the College was jam-packed with opportunities to stand out from the crowd, gain a great qualification and pursue a successful career. It’s great to be back in the fitness studio promoting National Fitness Day – the feedback from students has been great, they’ve all thoroughly enjoyed the fitness sessions and it was great to put my learning into practice!”

The brainchild behind TyneMet’s Fitness Academy, Deputy Head of Sport, Jonathan Rees, said: “National Fitness Day is a perfect opportunity for people of all ages to get involved in an activity and perhaps experience something new! We are delighted to be running a brand new suite of fitness instruction courses – they have been painstakingly designed alongside fitness professionals to offer high quality, high impact qualifications that benefit those interested in entering the sports and fitness industry, or perhaps looking to top up their qualifications to improve their knowledge and understanding of the sector.”

The fitness academy, which opened its doors this month, offers a wide range of sports and fitness specific courses, many of which are already proving to be very popular - from fitness instruction, personal training, exercise to music and popular exercise classes such as Kettlebells, Spinning and Circuit Training.  

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in Sport and Fitness and would like more information or to find out how to enrol, you can visit www.tynemet.ac.uk/sport call 0191 229 5000 or email enquiries@tynemet.ac.uk