#MakeMonsellMove will run at our centre allowing us to extend our current gym by building a extension on the back of the building to provide a fully equipped gym space that local residents can use, and working with other agencies and professionals to provide a holistic health and wellbeing Hub aimed at adults and young people. A first stop shop for emotional and physical health needs with a personal trainer, qualified mental health first aiders and gym instructors all on hand to help support the local community with their health needs or to signpost them to someone who can. The Project will be aimed at encouraging people to become emotionally and physically healthy, to promote physical activity, sport and exercise to create a feeling of physical, emotional and psychological wellness. The project will help to develop a sense of wellbeing encouraging self confidence and self-esteem and allowing people to feel good. As well as providing a gym for people on their doorsteps.

What we’ll deliver:

  • Extend the area at the back of the youth centre
  • purchase state of the art gym equipment
  • open a health and wellbeing project for local people

Why it’s a great idea:

With very few local faclities for people to get fit and healthy a reasonably priced, friendly gym alongside a holistic health and wellbeing project with suitablly quaified staff will help Young people and adults to have improved physical and emotional health and wellbeing. As well as encouarging and improving self-esteem, self-confidence and raised aspirations , through taking part in physical activity and mindfulness/mediation classes in the gym. The local community will become better educated on healthy lifestyles and enabled to make informed decisions and choices regarding their health. We also will enaourage improved community spirit, community cohesion, and reduction in isolation through our community projects and working with different generations.

Steps to get it done:

  • getting funding in place to build an extension/Purchase a temporary building
  • buy gym equipment
  • Install gym equipment
  • produce publicity
  • Introduce a membership system
  • train/refresh staff (We already have gym instructors and a PT employed)
  • open gym to the public

We have completed a first stage propsol to Sport England to fund the physical extension for this project. We hope the crowdfundng will fund the equipment we need for the gym and any shortful if not recieved from Sport England. We have already applied for planning which has been agreed in principle and are awaiting a decsion from Sport England

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