Fit for life at Ely College thanks to an equipment donation

PUBLISHED: 10:01 04 December 2018

Ely College receives a donation of Life Fitness equipment. Picture: Ely College

Ely College receives a donation of Life Fitness equipment. Picture: Ely College

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The fitness suite at Ely College has been given a welcome boost with the addition of new strength equipment donated by Life Fitness UK.

Ely College receives a donation of Life Fitness equipment. Picture: Ely CollegeEly College receives a donation of Life Fitness equipment. Picture: Ely College

Prior to the arrival of this new equipment, the fitness suite had been more geared towards cardio exercise, with a select number of weight lifting options available to students.

Now equipped with high-quality sets of kettle bells, dumbbells, barbells and tyres, the college will be able to implement more strength exercises into its lessons, courses and after school sessions.

Jason Coe, PE curriculum leader, said: “The equipment donated to us by Life Fitness UK has been an excellent addition.

“It has given us the opportunity to engage more students in fitness, and because we now have more equipment to share around, it means that students get to spend more time using it, which greatly benefits them.

Ely College receives a donation of Life Fitness equipment. Picture: Ely CollegeEly College receives a donation of Life Fitness equipment. Picture: Ely College

“Before the new equipment arrived, our suite was quite cardio heavy, so the new strength equipment has allowed us to expand our offering, which is ideal for our students who will be able to use it as part of the core curriculum, in conjunction with their courses, and as extracurricular activities such as PLEDGES Plus time and our upcoming 12 hours of sport charity event.”

Danny Oliver, Life Fitness UK manager said: “We’re thrilled that we’ve been able to help the college enhance its fitness suite, giving students greater access to equipment and encouraging more exercise, which is having a positive effect – both educationally and recreationally – right the way throughout the ages ranges.

“We hope that students and teachers alike continue to enjoy the equipment to stay fit and active.”

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