Fitness brand works with South Essex College to deliver work experience during lockdown

South Essex College have been working in partnership with FIT KRU to deliver work experience to our fitness and sport students during lockdown.

Level 2 and level 3 Fitness and PT students have been given the opportunity by FIT KRU to develop their own online fitness content as well as receive informative session plans to help launch their own business.

Launched in 2020, FIT KRU is an online fitness platform providing at-home workouts, designed for all levels of fitness and aimed at supporting individuals through positive change and encouragement.

Students will be competing for a chance to have their work featured on the FIT KRU social media channels with two winners being selected from the Level 2 and Level 3 provision. FIT KRU will be attending the college in June to assess the best workout plans and select their winners. 

With the global pandemic bringing much of the fitness industry to halt, it has been a fantastic opportunity for students says Carly Alavoine, Work Experience Manager at South Essex College. 

“Not only are they getting insight into health and fitness they are also learning how to brand themselves and gain valuable insider knowledge on how to promote themselves on social media and gain an understanding of what it takes to be successful.”

Ben Crook and Jane Harvey, CEO’s of Fit KRU, said: “We have recently been working with South Essex College to support students on sport-related courses, we offered to give students work experience in launching their own online fitness business. During the pandemic, it's been harder to give students the work experience they need with so many businesses being forced to close, especially in the fitness industry.”

“We are immensely proud to have been able to support students with our online fitness course, sharing all the knowledge we have gained so far navigating the online fitness world and passing on our business experience. Following the course, the students are now planning out their own workout plans, as they are all competing to have their workout filmed and streamed live with FIT KRU from the college later in June. It's a fantastic opportunity for the students to use this as a launchpad and to gain experience in the online fitness domain.”

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