Our  award winning Forces Fitness program has started to be delivered in the county of Flintshire starting with St Ethelwolds School. We are really looking forward and extremely excited to see the development of our program with Flintshire County Council and across North Wales over the coming months!

Well done to all the children who took part in the first session with amazing feedback and getting on the 100% on the Quiz – Dai Iawn!!

We are looking forward to working with the Local Authorities, Partners, Schools and of course the fantastic children and learners in North Wales going Forward. Our long term goal has always been to be able to improve our future generations Health and well-being in all of Wales. We honestly love Inspiring our future generation with our team of qualified Military Veterans!

With comments like the below from our learners and participants we can see why it’s been such a great success!

“I had a fun time and I don’t exercise much”

“we were communicating to each other to try and win the games, i had so much fun.”
“I really enjoyed doing all the activities and I would like if we have another chance to do it again”
“The activities were fun and helped us gain more knowledge about the army/military”
“I learnt to never give up if you fail”

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Thanks to everyone who have supported this and who continue to do so to date for more information on our Forces Fitness programs follow the link – SCHOOLS & COLLEGES – Forces Fitness

 

During 2021 our Forces Fitness Ltd team delivered their SSCE Cymru, Health, Well-being and building resilience program within 8 Local Authorities in Wales. ( Pembrokeshire, RCTC, Cardiff and all of Gwent)

Its been such a great program to work on with the Local Authorities, Partners, Schools and of course the fantastic children and learners. We are proud to announce that during 2022 the program  will be delivered in 13 Local Authorities across Wales!

Thanks to everyone who have supported this and who continue to do so to date!

Please find below the final stats from the whole program across the 8 Local Authorities in Wales for 2021:

School Visits = 160
Session Delivered = 495
Children Engaged = 6109
Volunteer Veterans Engaged: 10
New Veterans Into Work = 4
Military Personnel involvement = 9
Service Children Engaged: 455

Children who want to do similar activities again: 98.29%
Children who said they had fun: 98.03%

An amazing score of 4.88 out of 5 for how the attendees found the sessions.

Score chart – 1= Poor – 2 = Good – 3 = V Good – 4 = Excellent

lastly here’s some of our amazing comments:

“I had a fun time and I don’t exercise much”
“we were communicating to each other to try and win the games, I had so much fun.”
“I really enjoyed doing all the activities and I would like if we have another chance to do it again”
“The activities were fun and helped us gain more knowledge about the army/military”
“I learnt to never give up if you fail”

For more information on our on our School and College Programs please go to:  SCHOOLS & COLLEGES – Forces Fitness

Forces Fitness Ltd are delighted to announce that we will be delivering an exciting programme of activities for the upcoming ‘Winter of Wellbeing’ 2022 Welsh Government initiative in Pembrokeshire.

Sean Molino BCA, Director of Forces Fitness said ‘After such a fantastic Summer of Fun delivering sessions in Barry, Llantwit Major and Newport, we are extremely excited to be able to deliver our award winning sessions in Pembrokeshire for the Winter of Well-being. We are looking forward to delivering our program that focuses on Health, Well-being and building resilience whilst having great Fun for the children and young adults in Pembrokeshire! Huge thanks to the Welsh Government and Pembrokeshire council! ‘

Kelly John, Strategic & Operational Play Officer for Pembrokeshire said; “We are excited to collaborate with the Welsh Government Winter of Wellbeing initiative in Pembrokeshire and look to continue to support children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing by creating opportunity for them to stay active and have fun.”

The Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan said: “We all want to build on the success of the Summer of Fun and continue to provide support for children and young people in Pembrokeshire.
“Play is an important way we can help our young people develop their skills to strengthen their social, emotional and physical wellbeing.”

#WinterofWellbeing #veterans #health #Children

   

Our Team at Forces Fitness are happy to announce our support for Bridgend Athletic RFC U9’s by sponsoring their Winter Training / Rain Coats.

All our team would like to wish you the very best for your remaining fixtures this season! 💂🔰

Forces Fitness can also provide a one hour Strength and Conditioning/ Team Building session for Mini’s, Juniors or Seniors at your clubs home location. These will be designed and fully tailored to the needs of your club and team. To find out more please check out:  Sports Team Session – Forces Fitness

 

Forces Fitness have become Winners of the Education Award at the National Fitness Awards 2021!

This is one of the most prestigious Award we could ever wish to win as a team and we are extremely thankful, being a finalist was amazing but to win after hundreds of applications really cements the amazing work our team are doing!

Our team of Military Veterans have now delivered our Health, Well-being and building resilience program to over 300 Schools, Colleges and Universities that includes over 25,000 learners, across England and Wales! –  SCHOOLS & COLLEGES – Forces Fitness

Well done to all the organisers and sponsors for making the night happen.

A massive thank you to all the team, schools, colleges, university’s, partners and brilliant learners who work with us, this award is as much yours as it is ours. All our team at Forces Fitness are extremely proud to become the Education Awards Winners at the National Fitness Awards.

National Fitness Awards

Our team at Forces Fitness are extremely excited and proud to partner with Commando Joes (CJ’s) to deliver their Character Education program in Wales!  Collaboration and team work are both key messages we like to cement on our sessions in schools and its great when Organisations come together to do exactly that! We are heading towards one clear vision of  ‘Inspiring our future generation and ensuring no Child is left behind!’

CJ’s are the UK’s Industry Leaders in Character Education within Schools and we now have the operating capability to deliver this amazing service alongside our already established Health, well-being and building resilience programs that operate in multiple schools, colleges and Universities across Wales.

Forces Fitness is a multi-award winning company that provide many education and training programs with a large focus on Health, wellbeing and building resilience for learners. Our team of qualified Teachers and Instructors have delivered sessions to over 130 paces of education in Wales and to over 15,000 learners.  Our Company has been operating since 2008 and has gained a reputation for being the lead organisation in Wales to operate within schools to improve pupils’ health and wellbeing.

All the Forces Fitness team have a passion for Health and Wellbeing and improving our learners’ lifestyles! The main core of our  programs helps our attendees understand how to maintain a health body and health mind whilst building resilience. The team firmly believe that Positivity Breeds Positivity  and they are here to inspire our future generation.

“Our Team at Forces Fitness are extremely excited to be working with Mike and his CJ’s team, Forces Fitness has cemented itself as one of the lead organisations in Wales with regards to delivering health, well being and building resilience programs in Schools over recent years and the addition of adding the CJ’s character program to our extensive services will only benefit our learners”

Mike  and his team echo the same core values as our Forces Fitness team and we are Very excited to be working with Commando Joes, collaboration and working together towards a shared vision are both core elements of our program and we cant wait to do this with CJ’s.  We are here to inspire our future generation that they can achieve great things!

Sean Molino BCA 

“ CJ’s have employed over 150 veterans in the last 11 years of supporting schools across the UK. One of our challenges is finding veterans with the right aptitude to nurture and teach children resilience in the restorative “CJ way”

“When I met Sean, his positive and professional outlook really resonated with me, we choose our partners extremely wisely, this ensures quality delivery and I think that Sean and his team will be able to deliver the Character Programme fantastically well across Wales.”

“Being a veteran and ex Physical Training Instructor, Sean can adapt with a soft approach that schools love. We cant wait to start supporting more schools across Wales!

Mike Hamilton OBE

For more info on this amazing Character Education Program please Click Here

For more info on our Schools and College Health, Well-being and Building resilience program please Click Here

Children’s Well-being currently stands at a ten year Low, when problems start, they struggle to get help or do not know where to turn. I think it’s safe to say we all want our children and young people to lead a happy healthy life, to feel good about themselves and be able to be safe.

Well-being is described as how we feel about ourselves and evaluate our lives as a whole.

A Low Well-being has been linked to mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. Health is one of the top things that people say matters to well-being and a good health is linked with higher life satisfaction.

It’s is extremely important to understand what effects our children’s well-being, A healthy balanced lifestyle is key for their personal well-being, achieving and maintaining growth and to leading a happy healthy life.

Let’s look at the below areas that can affect our children’s Health and Well-being

Diet and Nutrition

A Healthy balanced diet is essential when growing up, ensuring our children drink enough Water and consume a High Fibre, low GI Carbohydrate diet including – Protein, small amount of dairy, good fats and plenty of Fruit and Vegetables is a great way to start this will stimulate physical and psychological development underpinning brain development. This is a time when general eating habits are formed. We are all human and my children do eat some sweets and the odd fizzy drinks, but I do ensure I moderate them!

Rest, Recovery and Sleep.

Every child needs to rest and recover and get a good night’s sleep, lack of sleep and rest can contribute to anxiety and depression. The body has a basic physiological need to rejuvenate, repair, grow and this is equally as important as a balanced diet.

Embrace the Outdoors.

It’s good for your mind and body – Recent trials have found that outdoor exercise and walking in nature is associated with an increase in energy and revitalization as well as decreased confusion, anger, depression and tension compared to when exercising indoors. It makes you feel better about yourself. Research from the University of Essex confirms that when working out in the green environment it improves your self-esteem. Soak up the sunshine benefits. Get that well deserved Vitamin D3, it’s important to your children’s bone growth, health and metabolic function.

Technology

Social media and modern technology have taken over our lives. It can have a positive effect and a negative effect, and we all need to take a break at times, and this includes our children. Whether it is giving them set times on computers, TV’s or iPad remember its really important look after their health and well-being and too much time sat in front of modern technology can affect this!

Play Time

Play allows children to develop their imagination and use their creativity. Play is so important to a healthy brain development. Its through play that children of a young age learn how to engage and interact with the world around them.

Love, affection, and support

It is important for our children to feel good about themselves when they feel valued and know that someone is special to them and acknowledges their efforts, this promotes positive relationships, strength, boosts their self-esteem and helps towards independence. Feeling of love and affection appear to have a number of health benefits including stabilising your moods and the release of the hormone oxytocin can have a positive effect on the way your children feel.

Listening to your Children

Listening is always the first step in solving problems, it is very important to listen to your children and encourage them to talk to you. Giving opportunities to experience a rich language environment to express themselves, speak and listen, even stimulate curiosity about nature or the wider environment, this will strengthen your bond, It encourages Open Communication, Builds self-esteem, Develops social skills and creates emotional awareness.

Health and hygiene

It’s very important to Establish a daily Health and Hygiene routine for body care, eg, brushing your teeth, bathing, hand washing and also your nail hygiene these habits need to be reinforced and taught in the early years to protect against infections, illness and germs, doing this also helps children develop independence, responsibility and boosts self-esteem.

Routine

Everyone needs a routine as this provides a high level of stability which will promote confidence, structure and resilience towards challenges in life. You can change the content of the routine to ensure the children have fun!

Fun and Smiles!

Let’s not forget our children need to have fun in their lives as do we as adults, I think we all love spending our time with our friends socialising. Having fun and doing things they enjoy that make them smile are key to any routine, its

Important to ensure we make this happen. Having fun smiling and enjoying ourselves can make our children smarter, healthier, and more confident. 

Lets help and support our children of today to build a better future for tomorrow!’

Mr Sean Molino BCA

Director Forces Fitness Ltd

For more info Health and well-being for adults go to:  Your Health and Well-being with Forces Fitness – Forces Fitness

 

 

Your Health And Wellbeing

Sean Molino BCA is a former British Army Soldier serving within the Welsh Guards as a Physical Training Instructor. He runs a Multi Award Winning Health and Well-being consultancy that have appeared on Multiple TV series, Forces Fitness Ltd.

As 2020 and 2021 seems to be the year of Lockdowns and all Fitness and Leisure facilities have been forced to shut on a number of occasions it is so Important to understand how to stay on top of your health and well-being.

Long before this pandemic, we all knew that physical activity boosted our health and ability to resist and overcome illness. That conclusion hasn’t changed. In fact, it’s more relevant now than ever.

Please find below Sean’s top tips that can help you!

1 – Stay Active

This doesn’t necessarily mean beasting yourself in a Military Circuit! My advice is to try and stay active 3 times a week. This could take shape in any forms from walking, jogging, walking up and down your stairs, home circuit or yoga. The important thing is that you are staying active and enjoying it! A great example that I can give you is if you like photography then get that camera out, get out for a walk and do what you love whilst staying active. Whatever your age or fitness level there is an activity you can do.

2- Embrace the outdoors

It’s good for your mind and body – Recent trials have found that outdoor exercise is associated with an increase in energy and revitalization as well as decreased confusion, anger, depression and tension compared to when exercising indoors. It makes you feel better about yourself. Research from the University of Essex confirms that when working out in the green environment it improves your self esteem. Soak up the sunshine benefits. Get that well deserved Vitamin D3 from your outdoor sessions, it’s important to your bone health and metabolic function.

3 – Keep Learning

It’s very important to try new things and keep learning. Continued learning through life enhances self-esteem and encourages social interaction and a more active life. Every year I try something new and keep learning both through accredited courses, CPD courses or even just learning new training techniques or challenges that can help me.

4- Give back and support others

People who support and help others are more likely to rate themselves as happy. You can support and help people in many ways from giving advice to people if you’re qualified to do so, listening, having a chat if you see someone is down or even supporting and helping financially like many Fundraisers do!

5 – Give yourself a break from Technology

Social media and modern technology has taken over our lives. It can have a positive effect and also a negative effect and we all need to take a break at times. Whether it’s not watching the news or taking a break from Social media especially if you find yourself reacting to it and it putting you in a bad mood, remember look after yourself and your health and well-being!

6- Surround yourself with people who will help and support you and your life journey

Get rid of those people who constantly put you down and are always on your back, This goes for face to face and online. If there’s people on your social media that only pop up to argue or constantly criticize you, get rid of them. They are not worth your time and definitely not worth them having an effect on your mental Health. Have a network of people who you can trust and champion you to others and also support you when you needed them.

7 – A Healthy Diet

A healthy diet can protect the human body against certain types of diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. A good diet has a huge impact on our overall well-being and keeping us feeling fresh and in a good mood!

My main top tips are to eat natural as best possible by consuming a High Fibre, low GI Carbohydrate diet including – Protein, small amount of dairy, good fats and plenty of Fruit and Vegetables.

  • Try and drink 2-3 Litres of Water each day
  • Aim to eat 7-9 Fruit and Vegetables a day ( Remember 80 grams = 1 Portion)
  • Choose wholemeal over white when looking at bread, pasta and rice.
  • Fish is a great source of Omega 3, Good Fats and Protein ( I try to consume it atleast twice a week)
  • Cut down on your Fizzy Drinks intake
  • Aim to be good 80% of the time, we are all allowed a treat and a lso some time out.Don’t let your diet run your life.

Lastly there’s no magic formula however I’ve certainly found that over the years the above have definitely helped me in my life journey and I’m sure if you follow the above they can help you too especially maintaining a good health and well-being!

Positivity breeds positivity Mr Sean A Molino BCA

For more information on our services check out Our Service Here!

 

Forcess-Fitness-Schools

Glyn-Gaer Primary School in Hengoed will receive visits from a team of veterans over the coming months, who will deliver inspiring and fun sessions based around health, wellbeing and building resilience to improve the children’s confidence.

Headteacher Beverly Pearce said: “What a wonderful experience for the children

“A fun-filled afternoon which had the children working collaboratively, solving problems whilst developing their physical fitness. Sean’s approach brought smiles and laughter, even to those who can be difficult to engage with. The children are already looking forward to the next session.”

The challenges contain elements of fitness, mental and teambuilding challenges which promote communication skills and learning to work together to overcome problems. To Read the full article in the South Wales Argus and for more details please click HERE!