Michelle Reilly set up Street Fit Scotland in 2015 after 15 years as a frontline project worker, working with socially disadvantaged adults. She had been using fitness and exercise as a tool to engage people to reduce isolation and to support their mental health as well as their physical health

This is the title of the presentation given by Michelle Reilly, Founder, Street Fit Scotland
at the Power of Sport conference. That takes place on 15th June 2016 at the Royal Society of Edinburgh and focuses on how Scotland’s community sports providers can benefit their communities and increase their impact.

Michelle Reilly set up Street Fit Scotland in 2015 after 15 years as a frontline project worker, working with socially disadvantaged adults. She had been using fitness and exercise as a tool to engage people to reduce isolation and to support their mental health as well as their physical health.

Street Fit Scotland is a not for profit social enterprise that delivers a health, fitness and well-being programme which helps reduce social isolation and improve mental health as well as addressing long term physical health needs.

The Street Fit programme delivers fitness classes involving Boxercise as well as Circuit Training. Participants find it tough going but fun and it also promotes team-work and peer support and improves their confidence and self-worth. The fitness classes are run by personal trainers in local gyms with health assessments undertaken at the start of the programme.

This presentation will cover the challenges, excitement, rewards and many more aspects of setting up a new social enterprise which provides sport for change – inspiring others to inspire each other.

For further information contact Svend Elkjaer at Sports Marketing Network, email svend@smnuk.com or call 01423 326 660.

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