It would normally be this time of year that we would have held a big group class, filled with all our students, parents and family to celebrate the amazing hard work, progress and ganbatte spirit shown over the past 12 months with our end of year awards.

For obvious reasons this wasn’t possible this year but we also felt that to recognise only a few students wouldn’t be fair in a year where every single person that has stepped out on to the mats has shown resilience, strength and enthusiasm in the face of some incredible challenges.

We want to take this opportunity to celebrate and thank every single family that has been a part of our journey over the past year and supported us. You have made it possible for us to keep doing what we do best and we can’t thank you enough for that.

Social Good News

We’ve gained a fair few new students and families this year, and not everyone is aware of the scope and scale of the work that we do as a Social Enterprise so we thought we’d update you all on some of the incredible good news stories of 2021 that your support has made possible.

Over the past 18 months we’ve delivered over 350 hours of live and recorded video classes and workshops for a whole host of students and participants.

We’ve worked with over 1,600 people this year from 2 to 72!

We worked extensively with our friends at Barnardos Young Carers running 20 hours of online fitness classes and creating a national wellbeing challenge video (take a look!).

We ran the first of our wellbeing workshops for frontline NHS staff working alongside the NHS Resilience Hub.

We worked with Liverpool City Council as part of their Get Out Get Active campaign to run 6 week physical confidence programmes for LGBTQIA+ Asylum Seekers and LGBTQIA+ Teenagers.

We delivered a series of workshops for the Army Medical Reserve focusing on physical confidence, musculoskeletal resilience and injury prevention.

We worked along-side FireFit Hub based in L8 providing two weeks of summer camps.

None of this would have been possible without the Foundation Community and the amazing support from our Junior Coaches (new and old!). We also can’t thank you enough for all the recommendations to friends, family and colleagues.

We wish you the happiest possible Christmas and look forward to seeing you all again in the new year.

Happy Holidays from Foundation, Arigato and Ganbatte 🤙🏻