[vc_section full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1513584852230{background-image: url(https://jumpstartfoodandfitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/community.jpg?id=1284) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1513585343215{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 10% !important;padding-bottom: 10% !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”COMMUNITY PROJECTS” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]


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We’re a social enterprise, which means that, like The Big Issue, Cafe Direct and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant chain, we’re passionate about “doing good”, as well as profit.

So, like a normal personal trainer, I run bootcamps and personal training sessions. But I also put aside training hours to work with people from disadvantaged communities across Bristol: I run circuits and cooking classes with young offenders, after-school fitness games with children from schools in deprived areas, and an introduction-to-running group with mums who are returning to exercise.

So as you’re getting fit and feeling amazing, know that you’re also helping to change someone else’s life for the better.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1513586831836{margin-top: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″ offset=”vc_col-lg-4 vc_col-md-4 vc_col-xs-12″][vc_single_image image=”1291″ img_size=”full” css=”.vc_custom_1513586709013{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″ offset=”vc_col-lg-8 vc_col-md-8 vc_col-xs-12″][vc_custom_heading text=”MENTORING YOUNG OFFENDERS” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1513586771634{padding-right: 35px !important;padding-left: 35px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1513586815515{padding-right: 35px !important;padding-left: 35px !important;}”]

We work one-to-one with young offenders at a local secure unit, prepping them physically and mentally for release.

We cook meals together, learning how to create healthy, cheap, simple – and delicious dishes – and record the recipes in a menu diary, which they take with them when they’re released.

On alternate weeks I work with them in the gym, creating personalised workout plans which they can use in their rooms and when they’re released. Some young people want to lose weight or get stronger, and others want to find out what it’s like to work in the fitness industry.

As we work together, we talk about how to be healthy – but as we do tasks such as chop veg and wash up, the conversation often progresses on to family, friends and life, led by the young person and where they’re at in their journey[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1513590038682{margin-top: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}” el_class=”community”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”JUMPSTART KIDS” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1513587001858{padding-right: 35px !important;padding-left: 35px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1513587572053{padding-right: 35px !important;padding-left: 35px !important;}”]

“JumpStart Kids” is after-school fitness games for children who live in a big tower block to the west of the city – many of whom are refugees.


They’re based in Jacobs Wells, which falls within the affluent Clifton postcode, but is a pocket of social and economic deprivation. Until now there hasn’t been anything local for the kids to do, and the community have been lobbying the council for months just for a park bench in a patch of grass by their flats.

Every week we have around 30 children star-jumping, planking, running and dancing for an hour, just outside their flats!

We finish by handing out free fruit and a sticker-chart challenge for the week ahead: to do their homework, tidy their rooms and to do something to be a “helping hand” each day. The plan is to get to know the families and expand the project to include fitness and nutrition classes for the mums – many of are Muslim ladies who don’t get a chance to exercise and taketime out for themselves.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1513587606903{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”1294″ img_size=”full” css=”.vc_custom_1513587597352{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1513586831836{margin-top: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1513589626950{margin-top: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”1296″ img_size=”full” css=”.vc_custom_1513589614699{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”COOKERY DEMONSTRATION EVENINGS” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1513589641779{padding-right: 35px !important;padding-left: 35px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1513589676769{padding-right: 35px !important;padding-left: 35px !important;}”]

We cook together, then eat – modelling family life as we sit round the table together.

They take away recipe cards so that they can recreate the meals at home – passing on these life skills to the next generation, and the wider community at the school gate.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]