Zoom sessions keep youngsters fit and engaged

Regular online fitness sessions have helped to keep youngsters from the Chesterfield FC Academy and ETC fit and engaged during the lockdown period.

Academy manager Neil Cluxton explained: “We’ve had to adapt to keep our players engaged and we’ve had some great help from the community, especially one of our sponsors, Unit 1.

“It’s been great – the Zooms have been really popular. I think that when everything goes back to normal, the Zooms will still have a part to play, in terms of improving performance.”

Dave Cartawick from Unit 1 Fitness & Martial Arts has been delighted with the success of the Zoom sessions and he also thinks they are here to stay.

“As coaches, we’ve got to adapt and move with the times and it’s absolutely fantastic to see everyone working so well,” said Dave.

“Everybody has really embraced it and it’s something that we would like to keep going, moving forward.”

Dave and his colleague Hannah Kendall deliver two online sessions each week for the academy. They also put on open sessions which attract participants from all over the country, including areas such as London, Plymouth and Suffolk.

To watch a video showing a Zoom session being delivered and featuring interviews with Neil and Dave, please click on the ‘play’ button below:

To find out more about Unit 1 Fitness & Martial Arts, please visit the following website: https://unit1.co