A FORMER military physical training Instructor has delivered his health, wellbeing, and resilience sessions to his 130th school across Wales – Palmerston Primary in Barry.

Sean Molino, who was with the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards and is now MD of Forces Fitness Ltd visited the school on Friday, November 20.

To celebrate his 130th school coming on board, Forces Fitness Ltd will sponsor the school sports teams at the school where it all began in 2016 - Palmerston.

The sessions reached more than 5,000 participants.


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With the ever-growing rate of obesity in the UK and the huge strain this is putting on the NHS and also the fact that computers and TVs seem to be taking over this generation, he developed this project along with support from teachers in Palmerston Primary, Barry, and Pencoed Comprehensive school, Bridgend.

The sessions have a positive impact on the attendees, make children more resilient to A.C.E’s (adverse childhood experiences) and have a positive impact on the overall wellbeing and healthcare of those attending.

The sessions and workshops have been delivered to primary school children right up to university students.

They focus on educating the attendee in easy to follow health and nutrition tips.

Each session has a mixture of practical and theory and they are mainly conducted in the outdoors or in a sports hall during extreme weather.

Mr Molino said: “We really want to improve all the attendee’s health and wellbeing whilst working with them on team building, communication challenges and fitness challenges.

“Each session and workshop will have key messages that will improve our attendee’s lives and ensure they have some good fun along the way.

“It’s an absolute pleasure to have delivered and to continue to deliver sessions to these fantastic places of education.

“As we have now reached our 130th school I feel that this certainly needs to celebrated and I feel that supporting the children at the school with new kit for sports activities is a great way to show our thanks, whilst encouraging the children to get involved with team sports’

Palmerston Primary head teacher, Katy Edwards said: “We have been working with Sean at Forces Fitness for over three years now and the children absolutely love the sessions.

“It gives the children an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge in what keeping healthy really means.

“They are seeing and feeling the benefits of being outside in the fresh air, having exercise that is fun, and then wanting to eat the right foods to improve their wellbeing further.

“Sean is also an excellent role model for the children.

“He inspires and motivates them to want to succeed and to not give up when things get hard.

“There are a lot of smiles and laughter during and after the sessions, which sets them up in such a positive mind set for the rest of the day.

Cadoc ward councillor, Rachel Nugent-Finn (Cadoc Ward) added: “My interest in Forces Fitness began a while ago.

“I could see Mr. Molino’s dedication, unique skills and the overwhelming objective of getting young people, children, community groups and organisations motivated, involved and of course healthier.

“Investment into our own and our children's health, happiness and future is absolutely everything.

“Having accompanied Mr Molino and the children of our primary schools during the sessions, it is crystal clear that the whole process is a win, win.”