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Gym launches sessions for teenagers

By Herald Express  |  Posted: April 24, 2014

junior gym: Clareece Whaley, left, and Tom James try out the facilities

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A TORQUAY gym has launched sessions for young people. Junior Gym provides teenagers, aged 14 and above, with an opportunity to use the Riviera International Centre's Lifestyle Health and Fitness Suite during designated time slots throughout the week.

Colin Pemberton, manager of the Lifestyle Health and Fitness Suite, said: "During the last couple of years we have frequently been asked by our members if they could bring their children along.

"Now, with Junior Gym, we are able to say yes to an even wider range of age groups.

"The importance of fitness cannot be over emphasised and we want to encourage children onto a fit and healthy path into adulthood."

Colin added: "The earlier people get into a routine of exercising, the better it is as they are more likely to stick to it. However, it is important that teenagers are directed to the right types of exercise as their muscles and bones are still developing.

"This is why, as part of Junior Gym, we also want to raise awareness of basic health and fitness knowledge."

All young members of Lifestyle Health & Fitness will receive an induction with experienced personal trainer Steve Smith, who will design a programme to suit their age.

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