Newquay Tretherras School has been awarded “Healthy Schools” status by Cornwall County Council. The award is in recognition of the work that is conducted throughout the…
Newquay Tretherras has recently opened a bespoke fitness facility in partnership with Academy Fitness.
The old school gymnasium has undergone a £20k make over and now boasts a state of the art fitness / training equipment, membership management system, plasma TV and music system.
The purpose of the gym is to Educate, Motivate and Inspire everyone, whether it be through educational fitness or local community programmes, as well as the development of elite sport students.
The gym will offer a range classes that includes: TRX suspension training, Kettlebells, Iron Row, The Rig, Box and Spin.
Not only is the workout ethos different from conventional gyms but so is the business model. Academy Fitness will be jointly operated by Newquay Education Trust (NET) and Simon Barnes as a Social Community Enterprise Project which ensures any profits generated get reinvested back in to the facility either through purchasing of new equipment or providing health/physical activity education programs for our young people and their families.
Mr Simon Barnes, who will be running the Academy Fitness gym said, ‘This is probably the only facility of its kind in Cornwall. The partnership between myself and the school will enable us to create custom physical education programmes for all student and deliver innovative and diverse workout classes for the wider community.”
Mr Richard Higginson Senior Assistant Headteacher commented, ‘This is a very unique partnership which will see some very exciting projects being delivered. Students across the Newquay Education Trust and primary partnerships will experience innovative and engaging health and fitness opportunities.”
Academy Fitness will offer a range of membership options to staff, students and the local community which will include the use of a bespoke functional training facility and group exercise classes. Academy fitness will also be accessible to the community outside of normal school hours.
Please visit the Academy Fitness website for more information on the equipment, workout classes and membership.