Mission Fit – New Equipment at Sturt House

Staff and service users at Sturt House have made significant efforts to maintain their physical health during the pandemic. Recognising the effect that exercise has on mental health, staff have encouraged service users to participate in the Mission Fit programme, to maintain both physical and mental health levels during this challenging time.

Mission Fit is Elysium’s unique fitness and wellbeing programme that encourages healthy habits and rewards activity and fitness levels. Mission Fit Lead, Andile Dabengwa was tasked with identifying new equipment to engage service users with the programme and as a result Sturt House has equipment to rival the best of gyms! New equipment includes press up bars, agility ladders, slam balls, dumbbells and a 15-metre battle rope! With the increase in gym equipment the circuits are become a lot more diverse and are able to target more muscle groups. New circuits include the invisible chair, jumping jacks, bicep curls and shadow boxing.

The new equipment has proved to be very popular with service users at Sturt House, resulting in increased motivation and the following positive outcomes;

• Weight loss (service users and staff)
• Increased muscle mass
• Improved mental state
• Reduction in incidents

Look out for the interview with our Mission Fit lead, Andile Dabengwa to hear more about the programme and some of our service users who are currently participating.

To find out more about our Mission Fit programme or to make a referral, please contact Paul Thomson on 07342 037 352 or paul.thomson3@nhs.net