On Tuesday 25th June, the Year 10 GCSE PE group attended the Athlete Factory in Chester, for the annual fitness testing trip. The Athlete Factory is a high performance gym, where everyone from novice gym goers to professional athletes and teams train in their state of the art training facility.
The purpose of the trip, was to be able to complete a variety of fitness tests to gather data which will be used during their coursework next academic year. Throughout the day the boys where tested on the various components of fitness as well as given a nutritional talk by former England Rugby international and British and Irish Lion, Phil Greening. Phil has a wealth of experience with Strength and Conditioning, as well as Nutrition to which he is currently working as a Performance Coach for the USA Rugby XV’s and VII’s teams.
All the boys had a fantastic day, took in all the advice and guidance on how to improve their game, through the knowledge of the coaches there. Thank you to Phil, Ryan and Chris for the fantastic experience and we hope to see the Athlete Factory brand keep growing each year.