Students aim to improve staff fitness

Students at Runshaw College are working hard with members of staff to get them fit. Those studying on the Personal Trainer NVQ Level 3 Diploma course have been given the task of working with 17 Runshaw staff members on a 12-week personal training programme.
Students at Runshaw College are working hard with members of staff to get them fit. Those studying on the Personal Trainer NVQ Level 3 Diploma course have been given the task of working with 17 Runshaw staff members on a 12-week personal training programme.

Students at Runshaw College are working hard with members of staff to get them fit.

Students who are studying on the Personal Trainer NVQ Level 3 Diploma course, have been given the task of working with 17 Runshaw staff members on a 12-week personal training programme.

The programme has been specifically designed by the students for individual staff members, taking into consideration their fitness goals, fitness level and amount of time available to train.

The staff members meet their trainers regularly to review their progress, performance and achievements.

Colin Stanfield, head of studies for higher education said: “My personal trainer, Greg Davenport, has been great. He has taken a lot of time and trouble to tailor my schedule to my own needs – basically to get fitter for mountain biking and football.

“I have used muscles I didn’t know I had, and as they say ‘no pain, no gain’. Greg is very professional and is a good communicator. I’m looking forward to working with him over the next couple of months.”

Val Roberts, a science tutor at the college has been working with sports student Jenna Lowe.

She said: “I have enjoyed the personal training scheme up to now and my trainer, Jenna, is great. Jenna has a very friendly approach and she has talked me through each step of the way, carefully and professionally. I am hoping to improve fitness and lose weight, and now I have an extra motivation not to let Jenna down.”