MORE than 70,000 young people and parents answered the call of two Dublin sporting icons – world boxing champion Kellie Harrington and Ballinteer track and field Olympian David Gillick – by tuning in to their 12-week online Fyffes Fit Squad programme, aimed at encouraging children and families to adopt a more healthy and active lifestyle.
Launched in March, and created so that teachers and parents could also participate, the series of interactive videos saw Kellie and David demonstrate new workout routines whilst giving advice on overall wellbeing and healthy-eating.
Last year, Fit Squad went online when schools were forced to close. With hundreds now awaiting visits, Fyffes says it is looking forward to resuming live sessions in schools ‘once it is deemed safe to do so’.
Mums, dads and little ones looking to keep active over Summer can still follow the fitness videos at www.fyffesfitsquad.ie
Swords-based fruit importer Fyffes has signed-up Irish world boxing champion Kellie Harrington and track and field Olympian, David Gillick to their Fit Squad team.
In their new roles, both will conduct a 12-week online fitness programme to encourage children to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle – something Fyffes believes is more important now than ever before.
Created so that teachers and parents can also participate, the Fit Squad series of 20-minute videos are being screened online via the www.fyffesfitsquad.ie website.
Since its launch three year ago, over 20,000 children have taken part in 345 live Fit Squad sessions held in 29 counties, north and south.
This year, a new video will be released every Tuesday and Thursday until school summer holidays begin.