Free Sunday afternoon training session - in return for food for the FIND charity

Fortitude Fitness, Ipswich
Jason Watson and Kamal Mamedov

Fortitude Fitness, Ipswich Jason Watson and Kamal Mamedov - Credit: Archant

Fitness boot camp for all the family

Fortitude Fitness, based at Hadleigh Rd Industrial Estate, Jason Watson and Kamal Mamedov

Fortitude Fitness, based at Hadleigh Rd Industrial Estate, Jason Watson and Kamal Mamedov - Credit: Archant

It is fact that obesity is a growing problem in this country.

It is also strange, because at the same time, many people are taking an increasing interest in their health and fitness.

It is a particular problem with the young.

Sadly the younger, computer-savvy generation are spending more time in sedentary hobbies - such as playing computer games on tablets, rather than running around with a ball or climbing trees.

Business partners Jason Watson and Kamal Mamedove run Fortitude Fitness, within the Mick Blackwell Martial Arts Academy on the Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate.

Their clients includes sportsman, such as boxers, martial artists and athletes, and the general public looking for body conditioning and improved fitness.

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“We are passionate about what we do,” said Jason.”We are already doing personal training, and body conditioning and sports massage therapy and rehabiliation. We do a tremendous amount of personal fitness and training.

“We want to tackle the obesity levels in Ipswich and Suffolk.”

“We are starting the boot camp sessions because we want to help out the local community.

“They are suitable for all ages, and fitness levels, and for families too.”

“There is a growing obesity crisis in the country,” added Kamal.

“But at the same time some people are struggling to get enough food. We want to do something for the community in Ipswich.”

The local Ipswich-based charity FIND - Families In Need - organises food banks, food parcels and other practical help for families in difficulty in the Ipswich area.

So Fortitude Fitness is holding the first of a series of Fitness Boot Camps, on Sunday April 17, at 2pm.

Taking part is free, you just have to register in advance, but you are expected to bring a donation of canned food in for a collection for FIND.

Jason and Kamal are sports and fitness specialists, and are two currently thirds of the way through their Sports Science degree course at UCS.

So they have been fitting out, equipping and running the gym alongside their continuing studies.

“It is looking great now,” added Jason.

“We would love to have families coming along on Sunday,” added Kamal. “We want it to be a fun session. It will be a selection of different things for people to get involved, for all ages, and all different levels.”

The Fuel Your Community boot camp is on Sunday April 17 from 2pm to 3pm.

To book your place email:

Go to the websited:

Or telephone: 0746 013 0033.

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