Cramlington Rockets launch new boot camp

Cramlington Rockets have launched a new outdoor boot camp, Rocket Ready.
Cramlington Rockets have launched a new outdoor boot camp, Rocket Ready.
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A new group has been formed to help residents get fit and active.

Rugby league club Cramlington Rockets has launched its new outdoor boot camp, Rocket Ready, for its non-playing members.

Stewart Walker, head of strength and conditioning at professional club Newcastle Thunder’s Academy, as well as the Rockets, is leading the group and saw 23 people turn out for the first session.

Mixing traditional fitness activities with some rugby-themed games, it was the mums and dads of many junior players that made the most of the new initiative.

Steve Beaty, Rockets community manager, said: “We have a lot of parents just standing around for an hour when their kids are training.

“At the Rockets we are about engaging as many people as possible and with Stewart joining the open age set up this year, it has allowed us to reach an even wider audience.”

It is the latest initiative for the club, following on from the successful launch of Rocket Tots, the club’s activity programme for two to six-year-olds.

Steve added: “Health and wellbeing are important areas for communities at the moment and we know all about the benefits that playing rugby league offers our players.

“But we have always said we are more than just a rugby club and to be able to reach members now ranging from the ages of two to 60 is great.”

The initial six-week Rocket Ready will be running every Wednesday at 6pm until June 7, and costs £2 per person.

Spaces are limited. To book your place, email rocketscommunity@gmail.com or call Steve Beaty on 07984 630083.

For more information about Cramlington Rockets visit www.cramlingtonrockets.co.uk or find them on social media.