PT SportSuite has teamed up with Bristol Sport Foundation to tackle physically inactive families across the UK city.
The Bristol Sport Foundation mobile app, which went live on 30 July, will provide an opportunity for families to access exclusive digital content aimed at helping them get active, taught by coaches from the Bristol Sport group, in their very own back garden.
It’s all thanks to the collaboration between PT SportSuite and the Foundation, which follows on from our development of mobile apps for Bristol City, Bristol Bears and Bristol Flyers.
PT SportSuite CEO Rich Cheary says: “Bringing sport and physical activity to the front rooms and gardens of the UK in these difficult times is the least we can do.
“We are helping Bristol Sport Foundation keep their community active and the feedback we’ve had so far has been fantastic.
“The platform allows families to engage with others taking part and means that they are making friends while keeping fit.”
The Bristol Sport Foundation works with communities in the greater Bristol area to deliver interventions that help people to live active, healthy, happy lives. The aim is to not only help children and young people get active but also grow their confidence and aspirations.
The Bristol Sport Foundation works with communities in the greater Bristol area to deliver interventions that help people to live active, healthy, happy lives
Of course, the world’s battle with Covid-19 has brought a great level of uncertainty to such work by the Bristol Sport Foundation over the recent months.
But, with the help of digital media platform PT SportSuite, families will be able to access and take part in top level physical literacy lessons, active free play games and coaching right from the comfort of their homes.
PT SportSuite’s digital tools will allow Bristol Sport Foundation to deliver their coaching programmes straight to smartphones in an online community, allowing people to keep healthy and connect with each other in a time of isolation.
“We are fortunate to be in a position to offer something unique that adds short- and long-term value to the amazing people and the positive impact they inject within local communities,” Cheary continues.
“Our team are consciously aware that digital innovation can address inequality in society – be it health, education, financial – and so our partnership with Bristol Sport Foundation is a further extension of our commitment to working with sporting organisations to enable real community change.”
“Our team are consciously aware that digital innovation can address inequality in society – be it health, education, financial” – Rich Cheary, PT SportSuite CEO
PT SportSuite will also ensure that Bristol Sport Foundation have the tools to collect, create and store more content than ever before, making sure the Bristol community always have something to dig their teeth into during quarantine.
Rob Webber, head of operations at the Bristol Sport Foundation, says: “During lockdown we have unfortunately seen health inequalities and inactivity rise at an alarming rate as families are confined at home and parents having to take on the role of teacher and coach alongside their day jobs and the normal challenges of being a parent, it’s a very unsettling and unclear time for parents and children.
“Children are spending increased time on their phones, giving us an opportunity to use app-based technology to provide physical literacy lessons and active free play games and challenges, allowing children and parents to express themselves, be creative and lead active, healthy and happy lives in a safe environment.
“Children are spending increased time on their phones, giving us an opportunity to use app-based technology to provide physical literacy lessons” – Rob Webber, Bristol Sport Foundation head of operations
“Our work with PT SportSuite means we can create a digital home in the form of a mobile app where children can put aside 15 minutes of their day, even in their own urban garden for example, and stay active and healthy.
“We’re excited about the partnership with PT SportSuite as, for us, it puts smart technology at the centre of our mission to help improve the lives of people living in the communities of Greater Bristol.”
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