Work to help young­sters make health­ier choices

Llanelli Star - - LETTERS -

WORK be­ing done at a Burry Port gym to sup­port lo­cal young peo­ple make health­ier choices has been praised by Llanelli’s AM.

Lee Wa­ters has praised the work at Keri McKib­bin Per­sonal Train­ing Gym fol­low­ing a visit.

Keri McKib­bin has en­tered into a part­ner­ship with the lo­cal Co-op, work­ing with the man­ager Nathan Evans to pro­vide free fruit at all chil­dren’s ses­sions run at the gym – en­cour­ag­ing healthy eat­ing and par­tic­i­pa­tion in sport in the com­mu­nity.

The award-win­ning gym is of­fer­ing classes for chil­dren and young peo­ple at least twice a week, along­side its reg­u­lar pro­gramme of adult classes. In 2017, the gym was recog­nised for its success in help­ing peo­ple over­come ill­ness, in­jury and other ob­sta­cles to take up sport – now Mr McKib­bin wants to see more young peo­ple in­volved in sport.

Mr Wa­ters said: “It’s al­ways a plea­sure to visit Keri and see the amaz­ing work he’s do­ing to sup­port our com­mu­nity.

“I’ve been im­pressed by his en­ergy and drive to boost peo­ple’s con­fi­dence, health and hap­pi­ness over the years.

“His enthusiasm is in­fec­tious and it’s great to see him tak­ing ini­tia­tive for the com­mu­nity, sup­port­ing young peo­ple in Burry Port to make health­ier choices. The lo­cal Co-op de­serve praise for work­ing with him too.”

Mr McKib­bin said: “I’d like to thank Lee for com­ing down and show­ing his sup­port. Ev­ery­one was thrilled. Our kids’ classes are go­ing from strength to strength be­cause we give them big sup­port and en­cour­age­ment every ses­sion.

“I want to give spe­cial thanks to our coaches Jamie Hawkins and Lee Stone who pro­vide great coach­ing and lead­er­ship, and of course Nathan at the Co-op for com­ing on board.”

Llanelli AM Lee Wa­ters vis­ited Keri McKib­bin Per­sonal Train­ing Gym in Burry Port.

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