Cameron Dennis (Presenter).
Cameron Dennis (Presenter)
Where you’re from and where you live now?
Originally from Walgett (Gamilaraay), living in Sydney (Gadigal).
Qualifications and work history:
Currently studying a Bachelor of Primary Education, along with a Cert. IV in Fitness. My working background is working with children, either in schools, after school care or coaching junior rugby league.
Why you are working with Blackfit:
I am working with Blackfit to not only better myself, but to better those around me - in particular my Indigenous people. I am working with Blackfit to educate our youth on the importance of healthy living and a healthy lifestyle. I am working with Blackfit to show appreciation of fitness and healthy eating.
Your visions for Blackfit:
My visions for Blackfit are to extend and educate the knowledge of healthy living, in hopes to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
My health journey and what is health to me:
Growing up I was a healthy child and adolescent, until I reach the legal age of drinking. For at least two or three years I was out drinking/smoking almost every weekend, sometimes from Friday to Sunday. Through education of healthy living and a healthy lifestyle I have stopped binge drinking, and now have a healthy balance. Looking at the history of my family’s health has led me in a different direction with my diet; I am now a vegan
BlackFit Fitness Workshops
The BlackFit Fitness Engagements have evolved and expanded across the country over time, drawing from our extensive experience working with schools, communities, and institutions. Our school programs are tailored to meet the specific needs of each institution and are developed upon request following consultation with your team. We strive to create the best possible experiences for your target group by blending their personal needs with our expertise and experience.
These programs are suitable for a variety of organizations, including schools, government institutions, correctional centers, and youth centers. Some examples of our current programs within these institutions include:
- Facilitated BroSpeak
- Group and individual mentoring
- Traditional dance workshops
- Art workshops, including mural creation
- BushTucker and Dreaming space construction
- Didgeridoo groups (we can provide didgeridoos upon request)
- Sport, fitness, and physical activity sessions
- Men's mentoring
- Artefact creation
- Wellness and goal-setting workshops
All workshops can be developed into ongoing programs or presented as one-offs. These details, along with additional considerations, are discussed collaboratively to create a personalised program that aims to achieve the best outcomes for your organisation.
The BlackFit Fitness Holiday Programs aim to align with the goals and outcomes of the community, with a recent focus on youth engagement. We have traveled across the state to deliver these engaging and personalised programs, which have ranged from running over a week to just a single day in various communities. The content of our programs is tailored to suit the specific needs of each community.
Some examples of our past community holiday programs include:
- Traditional dance workshops
- Art workshops featuring ochre art creation, including murals for funding organisations
- Sport, fitness, and physical clinics, including competitions and prizes
- Young soft ninja warrior course suitable for children under 10
- Fishing competitions
- Wellness and meditation workshops
- Gym sessions, including boxing programs
All workshops can be developed into ongoing programs or presented as one-offs. These details, along with more specific considerations, are discussed as a group to create a personalised program that strives for the best outcomes for your organisation.