ThriveFit support people with or recovering from cancer, mental health groups and local schools, by providing nutrition advice, exercise programmes and wellbeing support.
Founded as a project by Gaynor Arnold to offer support to the local community, ThriveFit has established itself in the last year as an independent organisation, providing a network of free classes and groups throughout the Guildford area.
We work with existing charities in the local area to complement their work with free classes and tuition, giving groups who would not otherwise have access to a gym, the ability to participate in organised exercise sessions.
‘If the effects of exercise could be encapsulated in a pill, it would be prescribed to every cancer patient worldwide and viewed as a major breakthrough in cancer treatment.’
In partnerships with Topic of Cancer charity, we provide exercise classes for people with cancer, or those recovering from treatment. The sessions are designed to improve strength, fitness mobility and can be amended to suit those in all stages of treatment. Partners, friends and carers are also welcomed.
‘To stay healthy or to improve health, young people need to do 3 types of physical activity each week, and exercise for 60 minutes each day.’
We have developed a close partnership with Eikon – a charity that support young people in Surrey - to provide fitness programmes at Kings College, St Peters and Broadwaterschools. These can range from boxing, yoga and strength and conditioning, to give young people the inspiration to participate in exercise in and outside of school.
‘Exercise can help raise self-esteem, help sleep problems, improve memory and concentration, takes your mind off negative thoughts, as well as reduces feelings of anxiety and depression.
We work with Oakleaf charity to assist with funding their fitness sessions, nutritional workshops and specialist wellness courses. This is an integral part of their programme of Social Inclusion Activities, that cater towards building confidence, physical health and wellbeing.