Teens get in shape for healthier future

Teenagers at Anchor Point in Bayswater are working on their fitness with a tailored outdoor bootcamp program coordinated by the City.

Teens get in shape for healthier future
Jun 28 2022

A group of young people from the Youth Future’s Anchor Point program in Bayswater have been working up a sweat in an eight-week bootcamp program coordinated by the City.

Designed to provide opportunities for teenagers to improve their mental health and keep active through physical activity, the program is part of an ongoing collaboration between the City and Youth Futures. Youth Futures run the Anchor Point program, which provides disengaged young people aged 15-19 an alternative to traditional high school.

Held at Wymond Park, bootcampers have been put through their paces with a series of fun group fitness and strength-based activities and a variety of team sports. The outdoor exercise sessions offered teens a chance to learn new skills and increase their fitness levels in a positive and fun environment.

Earlier this year, the City also ran a gardening and composting program with Anchor Point staff and students, facilitated by Environment House, where the group planted four garden beds filled with edible vegetables and herbs for their school. The collaboration began in September 2021 when the City introduced a nine-week health and wellbeing pilot program with the students.

This program is supported by the City’s Public Health and Wellbeing Plan to create a healthier Bayswater.

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