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Whitney new venue for fitness programme

Students are being invited to sign up to the award-winning health programme Jump 2B Fit which begins on Monday.

The programme, which is free and open to any student over the age of 7, will have open recruitment sessions during the month of September at the new venue of Whitney Institute.

The curriculum introduces children to a jump rope programme as the foundation to learn about nutrition, fitness, and health.

A Jump 2B Fit spokesman said: “The programme helps children of all ages and abilities develop lifelong habits to the practice of health, physical activity, discipline, and good nutrition.

“Jumping or high-impact exercise is very effective for increasing bone density, especially during puberty. Physical activity not only builds strong bones, it also builds muscle, helps prevent obesity and certain diseases and gives students great confidence, leadership skills, and self-esteem. Most importantly the programme is fun.”

Students must be 7 before the end of this year to participate.

Practices for new participants will take place on Monday and Thursday, from 5pm to 7.30pm at the Whitney Gymnasium Assembly Hall.

There will be a parent/guardian information meeting next Thursday in the Whitney gym at 6pm.

For more information contact Sionna Barton, programme director via e-mail at sionna@bdaheart.bm or sionnabarton@gmail.com or Karon Glenn, team manager, at jump2bfitbda@gmail.com.

The Jump 2B Fit programme promotes health and fitness (File photograph)

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Published September 09, 2016 at 11:46 am (Updated September 09, 2016 at 11:46 am)

Whitney new venue for fitness programme

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