Fit Squad, the primary school fitness programme has moved online so that children across the country can stay fit while remaining at home.
The programme will be delivered through a series of short videos that can be viewed at home by pupils and parents at here.
Each video is hosted by Irish fitness expert Tom Dalton whose role over the past two years has been to represent Fyffes by visiting schools and clubs up and down the country to demonstrate the Fit Squad exercise routines to students and teachers.
The programme was originally created to introduce children to the importance of physical exercise and healthy eating
The initiative started in 2018 and has seen over 17,000 children take part in 345 interactive sessions throughout the country.
The programme was originally created to introduce children to the importance of physical exercise and healthy eating. According to marketing manager at Fyffes Emma Hunt-Duffy, the move to put the programme online is in specific response to the closure of primary schools due to the coronavirus outbreak.
“We have had such a positive response to the programme, with hundreds of schools in the pipeline for visits. In the meantime, our new videos have been designed to help parents keep their children fit while we are staying at home at this time,” said Emma.
The best part about our Fyffes Fit Squad exercises is that they do not require any equipment
“The intention on the part of Fyffes is to resume school visits once authorities signal a return to normality.”
“The best part about our Fyffes Fit Squad exercises is that they do not require any equipment and you do not need much space. They focus on using your own bodyweight to build strength and get the heart pumping and can be done by children and parents alike.
“We will be giving away spot prizes each day so make sure to get involved on our Facebook and Instagram pages,” she added.
A new video will be available each morning at 10am.