A Fyne way to get fit and have fun

Power hooping was one of the activities organised for children of Fyne Homes tenants as part of the housing association's Rothesay summer activity programme.
Power hooping was one of the activities organised for children of Fyne Homes tenants as part of the housing association's Rothesay summer activity programme.

Rothesay-based housing association Fyne Homes joined forces with NHS Highland recently to provide two summer fun sessions for tenants with young children.

Fitness instructor Janine Davies gave the children, all of them aged under eight, their first taste of ‘power hooping’ as part of two hours of mixed action-packed fun, with everyone involved finishing the sessions by enjoying fresh fruit, sandwiches and water.

Staff, tenants and children also enjoyed their first ‘Hot Wheels Walk’ from Fyne Homes’ Victoria Street office to the Isle of Bute Sailing Club on Ardbeg Road and back, with sandwiches, fruit and colouring books provided on return and a goodie bag and ‘Hot Wheels’ certificate to take home.

The initiatives were aimed at keeping children active, building motor skills, helping develop their strength and co-ordination skills and enhancing hand-eye co-ordination.

Fyne Homes hopes to organise more walks and fun activities for tenants and their families in future, both on Bute and in the Cowal, Kintyre and Mid Argyll areas, where it also operates: for more details see www.fynehomes.co.uk and the local office window.