Tommy has students pumped up for health and wellbeing drive

June 15th, 2018

Students at Hull’s Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC) experienced a heart-pumping new wellbeing programme to be introduced into the school later this year.

More than 100 students took part in the energetic trial devised by Hull boxing champ Tommy Coyle to encourage young adults to eat well, move well, sleep well and think well.

The programme delivered by Tommy’s company Coyle Health & Wellbeing will launch officially at the employer-led school in September this year when a new state-of-the-art gym will open.

Tommy said: “Coyle Health & Wellbeing has teamed up with Ron Dearing UTC to ensure the wellbeing of the students and staff is top class. 

“Good health and a good state of mind makes us far more productive, successful and active.

“Our four pillars of success are eat well, move well, sleep well and think well, and our programme is devised to improve the lives and minds of the next generation.

“The next few months will be spent working with the students and staff here and getting the gym ready for the grand opening in September.

“We’ve got loads of plans and ideas on ways to engage the students and mentor them into looking after their mind and body to improve their wellbeing as a whole.” 

The Commonwealth lightweight champion gave the students a taste of things to come with a range of activities including smoothie-making bikes – stationary cycles fitted with special blenders that spin as you pedal, mixing up delicious fruit smoothies in an instant.

Students also got a chance to test their reflexes on the Batak wall, a piece of equipment specifically designed to improve reaction, hand eye co-ordination and stamina.

Vice Principal Mark Ollerenshaw said: "The health and wellbeing of our students and staff at Ron Dearing UTC is of paramount importance to us.  

“Promoting ways to ensure we are as fit and healthy as possible helps us to feel good about ourselves and enables us to be really productive and effective in our professional lives.  

“Tommy's presentation to the students was knockout! He’s really inspired us all to commit to the programme."

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