first_img…at launch of Girl Power MovementLinden women and girls were encouraged to “push” to overcome challenges and “dream big” by Minister within the Natural Resources Ministry, Simona Broomes, at the launch of the ‘Girl Power Movement’ in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) on Friday. The movement, piloted in the mining town, will seek to empower and embrace women and girls under the theme “Girl power, confronting challenges today, ensuring a brighter tomorrow.”A section of the gathering at the ‘Girl Power Movement’ launching in LindenSpeaking to hundreds gathered at the Lichas Hall at Mackenzie, Minister Broomes gave the encouragement to use ‘girl power’ to make a difference and confront challenges in the community. She further urged girls, which were represented by all the secondary schools across Linden, to stay in school, be courageous and push to confront challenges in making a difference.“Girls, you have power and you can use that power in the positive or in the negative… the girls in Linden, you would use your power to stop rape, you would use your power to stop violence, you would use your power to understand who you are… you can use that power to address everything about yourself… and how you place yourself in society…”, Broomes said. She pointed out that a lot of girls grow up in abusive homes but urged that they use their power to change such situations, as well as to change the cycle of teenage pregnancy and school drop outs.“Additionally, the Minister pledged to work with girls and offered one-on-one with girls who indicated that they needed help. The event also saw a motivational piece by Zoe Sills, dances from the Throne Room Expression dance group and Skip to my Lou, as well as motivational songs.last_img read more

first_imgMembers of local community organizations,  partners in sport, and customers alike gathered this week as well known local fitness guru and Letterkenny man Michael Black opened the doors to his new Optimal Fitness Studio, at Unit 2-3, Enterprise Fund Business Centre, Ballyraine, Letterkenny .To celebrate the official opening Micheal unveiled his ‘New Year New You’ package including a one-to-one consultation, fitness test assessment, 10 private training sessions, personal healthy eating plan, weekly personal workout program, email, text and phone support, as well as a T-shirt and water bottle. If booked before January 23rd 2012 the ‘New Year New You’ package normally worth €965 is at the fantastic price of €250.Delighted with the great turnout, Michael speaking at the event says: “We feel a great sense of achievement to officially open the doors to the new Optimal Fitness Studio here this evening and we would like to thank all of you who have come along to share and support our new business venture” “From coaching to physiological testing, and personal fitness Optimal Fitness will set a new standard, a new direction, for quality and unprecedented customer service. We aim to provide professional personal training and sports performance coaching coupled with supplying top quality triathlon and multisport equipment”With a combined experience of over 25 years, Michael Black and Adam Speer will offer one to one or group personal training and sports coaching. Michael and Adam have worked extensively with sports teams, clubs and individuals from local club level to world and international elite athletes.Spending two years working with a sports management company in London, Michael managed and coached some of the best athletes in the world, working alongside renowned African distance runners, top British sprinters like Mark Lewis Francis, middle distance runners like Mo Farah and the Jamaican and current 100m world record holder Usain Bolt.Adam is also currently working with the County Donegal GAA squad and has been instrumental in taking the team to a new level of fitness. “Personal fitness and well-being is a lifestyle goal and there isn’t one person who doesn’t’ want to improve their health and their mental well-being” says Michael“You don’t have to be a world class athlete to demand or be offered the type of knowledge, facilities or motivation that elite athletes and sports people receive every day. Here at Optimal Fitness our courses, classes and packages will target people from all ages and abilities who have a personal fitness or sports ambition and demand a quality service which can help them discover their dream”With an extensive range of fitness packages, Optimal Fitness will provide fitness training, weight management, resistance training, speed and agility development, strength training, fitness testing and nutritional services all aimed towards achieving each individual’s goal.Each client will be provided with a hands-on, educational experience customised to their specific requirements through a professional, productive and trusting relationship between the client and trainer.To view our range of Optimal Fitness packages on offer log on to and/or contact Michael via email:[email protected]; tel: 087 6603090. To keep up to date with upcoming activities and top sporting tips, follow Optimal Fitness on Facebook. FITNESS GURU MICHAEL LAUNCHES NEW GYM was last modified: December 17th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:gymletterkennyMichael Blacklast_img read more