This summer a group of young people from Kilkenny began their journey on a week long intensive bootcamp that saw them take on various challenges in a bid to be a happier, healthier person.
The sun was shining on the 10th of August as Ossory Youth began our first ever “Teenage Healthy Lifestyles Bootcamp“.
With a focus on healthy eating, physical challenges, energising workouts and relaxation we were physically challenged and motivated in a fun and exciting way. Each day started at 9am with a different style of exercise class, followed by a nutritious breakfast. This was followed by a local hike, walk or cycle in glorious sunshine!
Throughout the week the group reached the summit of Slieve na mBan, enjoyed the scenic route of the Bennetsbridge walk and the pretty and picturesque river view along the St Mullins walk and took on a challenging 40km cycle! It was a fantastic way of discovering local places of beauty and a first for many of the group.
The evenings were filled with interesting and delicious cookery demonstrations and nutritionist advice. This along with the tasty and healthy lunch and dinner freshly prepared each day, meant we were educated and gained a lot of knowledge on making healthier choices.
We finished each day with a relaxing yoga session, which really stretched out those sore muscles and left us feeling refreshed and motivated.
A fantastic week of fitness, fresh food, adventure and fun has left us feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
If you want to kick start your healthy lifestyle, Ossory Youth run a fitness hour every Thursday at 4:30pm for teenagers in Desart Hall. New members are always welcome. Suitable for all fitness levels. It’s free to join so come along and bring your friends! Contact Martina in Ossory Youth on 056 77612200 for more information.
A huge thank you to our volunteers, Miriam and Evan and to Kilkenny Leader Partnership and Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership for their support in making this Bootcamp possible.