Focussed on providing specialist activities to suit individual needs

Go Active can support and deliver Physical Activity sessions to support Weight Management programmes for young people. We can offer a range of alternative and traditional sports to help build the young people’s self-esteem and confidence. By offering a range of fun alternative sports as part of the programme we can help to build new positive attitudes towards sport and physical activity.

We work with the young people to educate them about the benefits of leading an active lifestyle and teach them how they can incorporate small changes into their lives. All of this enables them to make more permanent changes to their lifestyles and to become a healthier and fitter person, both physically and mentally.

Go Active have provided the physical activity on our SHINE programmes since September 2014 for Sirona Care and Health, Health Improvement Team.

They have truly enabled us to make SHINE’s physical activity sessions as varied as possible by delivering non-conventional activities, such as Street Surfing, Rocketball and Tchoukball (which are a real hit with the young people) as well as the more well-known ones like Hockey and Dodgeball. The variety of sessions Go Active are able to deliver helps us keep young people engaged and ensures that they enjoy every week and look forward to returning the session after.

The coaches are very dependable, friendly and professional; but most importantly are able to build great rapport with the young people and are able to make them laugh! The coaches are clearly enthusiastic about developing the young people’s active lifestyles, as each week they encourage and motivate young people to put their all into the sessions.

Despite being busy providers Go Active have been very amenable with how much delivery they are involved with, with every single one of our requests for activity sessions met. They are also very flexible with the order in which activities take place. Kat (the Director) understands why it’s important to keep delivery of coaches consistent on the programmes and in the rare cases that the assigned coach cannot be at the session, we always have an alternative coach allocated in a timely manner.

Go Active are certainly a credit to the SHINE programme and would be recommended as providers for other weight management programmes for young people.
— Claire Rigg, Health Improvement Specialist, Sirona Care and Health