Free Weekday Wellness Sessions with Charitable Travel and The Mintridge Foundation this summer.

Win a mentoring session with double Olympian Marilyn Okoro. 

New social enterprise travel agency Charitable Travel has today (Monday 13 July) launched a partnership with The Mintridge Foundation and Atlantic City USA to provide free, Olympic inspired, Weekday Wellness sessions for families to help keep children active and learn about fitness and nutrition during the school holidays, with the opportunity to ask advice from world-class athletes.

Charitable Travel Weekday Wellness is a series of live, online sessions, hosted by personal trainer and Charitable Travel Wellness Ambassador Jenny Tomei, held at 8am via Zoom every weekday from 13 July throughout the summer holidays. Incorporating fun and flexible full bodyweight work outs and covering ideas and tips on diet and nutrition, the sessions will provide young people of all ages, abilities and physical capabilities with the chance to increase their fitness participation and create greater knowledge of health and wellbeing. The interactive sessions hosted by Jenny will also offer young people the opportunity to ask Olympic and Paralympic athletes’ advice.

The Mintridge Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to enhancing life skills in young people through sport, working with sporting role models from a wide range of disciplines to develop confidence, resilience and create awareness of the importance of mental and physical wellbeing. Over 40 team and individual athlete Mintridge Ambassadors will drop in to some sessions to answer questions from participants and parents can nominate children (aged between 9 – 18) for the chance to win a virtual Mintridge mentoring session with double Olympian Marilyn
Okoro.

Charitable Travel is the first of its kind, social enterprise travel agency providing travellers with the unique opportunity to donate 5% of the cost of their holiday to a charity of their choice through a partnership with JustGiving. The sport empowerment charity The Mintridge Foundation has been selected as one of the travel company’s recommended charities for 2020 thanks to its fantastic work in engaging and mentoring young people across the UK,
harnessing the power of positive sporting role models to improve lives. Atlantic City, USA, a destination offering a wide range of sporting activities on the beach, water and boardwalk is also partnering with the initiative to celebrate the importance of active lifestyles both at home and when on holiday.

Melissa Tilling, Charitable Travel commented:
“We have clear objectives to support local communities and are keen to embrace the need to keep talking about wellbeing, whether in fitness, mindfulness or nutrition. Charitable Travel’s Weekday Wellness will provide families with easy, free access to a daily session, Monday to Friday, covering a work-out, warm down, stretches and advice about the relationship we all have with food. Whilst the sessions are free, we would love those taking part to make a small donation of £10 per week to The Mintridge Foundation through a special JustGiving link shared during sign-up”.

Heather Colache, Director Tourism of Meet AC from Atlantic City commented:
“We are delighted to be supporting this great wellness activity with Charitable Travel. We want to celebrate the iconic tourism attractions available in Atlantic City but also remind visitors that we have great fitness, wellbeing and mindfulness opportunities on the water, the beach, the Boardwalk, in our resort hotels and our nearby county and state parks”.

Alex Wallace, Managing Director & Founder of The Mintridge Foundation, and Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year 2018 Grassroots Winner; Women of the Future 2017 Sport Winner said:
“Weekday Wellness is the perfect way to kickstart our partnership with Charitable Travel. Our mission is to promote greater physical and mental health through sport and this perfectly aligns. Having purpose and motivation over the past few months has been extremely difficult for so many and we are delighted to be joining the initiative to help so many build regular physical and mental wellbeing into their routines.”

To sign up to the free, Olympic inspired Charitable Travel Weekday Wellness sessions register here. Participation is free, however, those joining will be invited to donate £10
to The Mintridge Foundation to help support their work in communities across the country.