Fitness programme designed to build confidence for young adults

Participants enjoy a soothing stretch and guided relaxation session.

A Perthshire-based SEN member has developed a fitness programme to help young adults build fitness, confidence and self-esteem.

Scotland All Strong has been working with youth groups from Perth Autism Support, as well as Services for Young People @Scott Street, to support 16-19-year-olds not in employment, education or training.

‘Fitness to Feel Better’ includes varied and functional stress-relieving fitness and strength workouts, followed by a soothing stretch and guided relaxation.

The young people are building fitness, but more importantly confidence, self-belief and self-esteem, and are gaining positive experience of physical activity and mindful relaxation as the powerful tools of self-management for mental health and wellbeing that they are.

Director and instructor Andrew Douglas said: “We look forward to providing ongoing programmes and expanding our services to help many more groups benefit from our space and approach.”