Schooling Programs

This program has been developed from a number of specific recordings formed by the Australian government as well as personal experiences from the founder of BlackFit Fitness who grew up in remote rural Australia and understands the need for this program. This rationale has been constructed with generalized viewing however does understand individual community social determinants. These specific social determinants associated with a certain community will be discussed prior to deliverance of the BlackFit Fitness Reconnect Program and modified appropriately. Our belief is that connecting to health and providing a stable platform for these young men will assist them in having a positive connection that will justify positive improvements throughout their life. If we can aim to provide a foundation abundant of support, empowerment and education; studies support our vision of changing not only their lives but the lives of people around them, their families and communities.

 

This program has been put together in order to reduce the statistics that our men face in the hope that our role modelling provides long sustainable change. The following topics are the reasoning for the development of this document and will be expressed in greater detail throughout this document; suicide, substance use, incarceration, education attainment, loss of culture (displacement) and poor lifestyle choices.

These predominant areas throughout communities are a network of relatable determinants and outcomes that can be influenced through a positive connection promoted by the BlackFit Team.

 

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2019) explains that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders continue to suffer as a group and still experience widespread socioeconomic disadvantage and health inequality. In more detail from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (2019) it is explained that the areas that dominate this Gap involve many lifestyle choices. Furthermore, the health risk factors that have been recorded specifically to Indigenous people by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS) are explained to be specific to lifestyle and show a negative impact to the groups health involving; sedentary physical activity levels, poor diet/nutrition intake, smoking and substance use, alcohol consumption and food security.

 

In conjunction with the statement from the National Health Survey 2017-2018 and the prevalence of the Australian Health Gap between non Indigenous and Indigenous Australians it is vital this program is delivered to all ages of the rural remote population for both prevention and correction of negative health risk factors – poor lifestyle choices. Perhaps, if individuals are educated on the negative risk factors within their community they will be given a chance to make healthy decisions towards their health and experience the benefits of a healthy lifestyle (and in the hope of breaking the cycle provide this learning onto the next generation within their families/communities).

This program has been developed from a number of specific recordings formed by the Australian government as well as personal experiences from the founder of BlackFit Fitness who grew up in remote rural Australia and understands the need for this program. This rationale has been constructed with generalised viewing however does understand individual community social determinants. These specific social determinants associated to a certain community will be discussed prior to deliverance of the BlackFit Fitness Inside/Outside Health Program and modified appropriately. Statistics recorded in the National Health Survey 2017-2018 provide evidence that there are effective chances in reducing chronic health disease later in life if there is adequate health education provided in the early stages of child development.

 

Healthy practices established early in life, such as adequate physical activity, a balanced diet with sufficient fruit and vegetables, may continue into adolescence and adulthood, thereby reducing a person's risk of developing conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Conversely, risk factors such as being overweight or obese in childhood may increase a person's risk of developing such health conditions later in life” - National Health Survey 2017-2018.

 

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2019) explain that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders continue to suffer as a group and still experience widespread socioeconomic disadvantage and health inequality. The health risk factors that have been recorded specifically in regards to Indigenous peoples by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS) are explained to be specific to lifestyle and show a negative impact to the group’s health. These health risk factors include; sedentary physical activity levels, poor diet/nutrition intake, smoking and substance use, alcohol consumption and food security.

In conjunction with the statement from the National Health Survey 2017-2018 and the prevalence of the Australian Health Gap between non Indigenous and Indigenous Australians it is vital this program is delivered to all ages of the rural remote population for both prevention and correction of negative health risk factors – poor lifestyle choices. Perhaps, if individuals are educated on the negative risk factors within their present life they will have an opportunity to make healthy decisions towards their health and experience the benefits of a healthy lifestyle (and in the hope of breaking the cycle provide this learning onto the next generation within their families/communities).

Catering for all participating capabilities this session aims to provide the participants with an age appropriate Warranggal (strong / powerful) understanding of the dimensions of health, more specifically the determinants within their community that affect their well being. This day will focus on 2 core components; Australia's Aboriginal culture and physical activity mixing the both together to provide a unique experience for all Australians. 

Once all sessions are complete given time is available, a session that focuses on mental wellness is touched on in exit.

Other activities will be involved that allow the participants to assess areas of their health that they have most likely never been touched upon before (an emphasis is focused around holistic approach).

This fun filled day encourages everyone involved to be active in inclusive activities from the beginning to the end. We challenge all to proactively place their thinking hats on around all aspects and dimensions of  health.

We aim to leave the participants in a position that empowers to make positive choices towards their health. 

In this program, we aim to target different areas of the Aboriginal culture that aren’t normally practiced over Naidoc week. By providing an experience that the students may not be familiar with is a great example of teaching your students developing an understand around the Aboriginal culture. These students will be involved in a range of practices that promote education about Aboriginal culture in particularly the land that we will be presenting on. From bush tucker tasting to bush medicine the children can learn it all – for some for the first time.

We believe this contact with your school is a great representation of who we are. This is one of our favourite times of the year and all our presenters try to attend these sessions. It’s important that the students are constantly learning even during times like this so we do aim to meet the outcomes of the curriculum.

We are a unique company that is more than able to meet a vast range of different target groups and requirements; our programs and services are able to meet personalised needs and requirements. We are more than happy to organise a time to build models, offer ideas and speak about our other services that we can provide in additional to the above schooling and mens health sector. Some examples include;

Fitness classes, yarning groups, mental health, community contact – engagement and interaction, youth work, public speaking, after school programs, training ‘boot’ camps & nutrition talks. We love to challenge ourselves and we believe that we are able to accommodate and develop programs to meet your interests and needs. 

A major component of BlackFit Fitness is our professionalism. We strive to lead in all our areas. When we visit your institution we ensure liability, complete risk assessment procedures and all required documentation to provide a safe environment. 

These papers will be presented prior arrival or early if requested. Please email us to discuss this further if required. 

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Aim:

To provide positive experiences through physical activity, culture and healthy lifestyle aspects to young Australians in order to encourage an equality supportive environment and empowerment towards participation in a healthy lifestyle and cultural aspects later in life.

 

Objectives:

BlackFit Fitness has developed three objectives that will be consistently referred to throughout the course of this schooling program. Each objective will ensure that the aim of this program is maintained throughout the course of this program. The objectives are as follows;

 

To provide positive experiences derived from physical activity through a range of diverse activities focused around developing the fundamental cognitive skills that will promote a continuation of healthy habits; To provide students with educated material that will help with the fundamental decision making process towards healthy choices; To connect to culture and allow its positive influence of identity to provide direction and understanding towards improving overall wellbeing and healing.

 

 

“This program is structured to prepare the students with early intervention on the skills and positive experiences required to maintain healthy lifestyle habits later on throughout life”