Redcar & Cleveland College Launches New Fitness Facility To Get Students Ready For Employment
Wednesday 1 March 2017
A TEESSIDE college is looking to help the local area keep fit whilst training the next generation of fitness instructors.
Redcar & Cleveland College’s sport and fitness department has been working to create a newly expanded fitness area within the college for use by students, staff and the local community.
The new gym has been fitted out with top class equipment including spinning bikes, kettlebells, weights and boxing equipment, for use in personal routines or as part of a number of training classes put on by staff and students.
There has already been interest in the gym from local businesses and associations such as Redcar Rugby Club as part of their training regimes and local special educational needs schools for their PE sessions.
Redcar and Cleveland College fitness lecturer, Adam Livingston said: “The interest in the health and fitness industry has dramatically risen over the last few years and we wanted to create a modern facility for the people of Redcar to be able to come in and use.
“We have worked hard to get the right type of look and feel of a modern gym facility, putting together a number of different classes such as circuits and spinning which have been a huge hit.
“We are looking to continue working alongside the local community and businesses in the area to tailor classes and facilities to clients’ changing needs.”
The new facility has also been created to help students on fitness courses at the college get ready for future employment in the industry.
Working alongside local fitness clubs, the staff at the college have tailored courses to help students get the best start to their careers.
Adam added: “A huge point of creating this new gym was to make sure that students are being taught in a modern environment and are ready to go out and hit the ground running.
“We have a very high turnover of students who complete fitness courses here with us and then go out directly to work in fitness roles in the local area. So we want to make sure this continues and they are up to date with not only their skills but the environment they are going to work in.
“We have created good links with employers in the local community, such as Everyone Active Redcar and Saltburn, who have helped to give us an insight into what local employers want, alongside giving work experience placements to our students.”