Plan to tackle childhood obesity at an upcoming summer fitness camp taking place in Dundalk Institute of Technology

Local teenagers are being encouraged to develop lifelong fitness and eating habits at an upcoming summer fitness camp at DkIT

Local teenagers are being encouraged to develop lifelong fitness and eating habits at an upcoming summer fitness camp at DkIT

The camp for teenagers entitled ‘Forever Fit Teens’ will run for two separate weeks from July 2-6 and July 9-13. It aims to provide a “fun, energetic atmosphere” to help participants achieve their goals.

Forever Fit Teens will help participants to shed some pounds, start a new sport, become the best at their game and meet new people.

The camp will be run by Niamh Kelly, Bronagh McGrane, Dean Rock and Laura Mahony. Niamh is an experienced dietitian who has worked in international weight loss camps in the UK and is an all round fitness fanatic having competed for Ireland in juvenile athletics.

Bronagh is a PE teacher with coaching experience in rugby, GAA and athletics. She is also a member of the Stabannon Parnells Ladies Senior team.

Dean is a Dublin City University (DCU) sports scientist and inter-county Dublin footballer with an All Ireland under 21 medal and Sigerson Cup medal in 2012.

Laura is also a dietitian with experience in working with GAA teams increasing nutritional awareness. She is an inter-county camogie player in Laois.

The camp will include fitness classes, sports and skill sessions, boot camp, team building and nutrition seminars. To apply visit www.ffteens.com. Alternatively email foreverfitteens@gmail.com or telephone 085-7234668.