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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Tec Marina Bootcamp – Week 1

Train together

On Monday, we started the week off right with our very first Tec Marina bootcamp session. Personal Trainer, Matt Bowring, took a group of 14 Tec Marina residents into our gym for a lunchtime fitness fix.

As this was the first session out of 8, we partnered up and went through some tough fitness tests, including timed cardio, press-ups and sit ups. We noted down our scores and will be using these as a starting point to track our progress over the next 8 weeks. Fitness tests out of the way, Coach Matt then made the decision to inflict some serious pain on the Tec Marina bootcampers with a group squatting session, and we certainly felt the burn.

Squats

But the pain will not be stopping there. Each bootcamper has been set some weekly homework. 2 x 20-min workouts are to be completed by everyone before next Monday. No excuses are valid when you have a gym in the same building as your office.

Session over, high fives all round, and time to hit the showers. Despite the wobbly legs, the afternoon saw a peak in motivation with lots of post workout endorphins floating around the place.

With a full house already booked for next Monday, we’re looking forward to seeing how far we can progress as a group over the next 8 weeks – Go team!

Health and well-being are high on the agenda at Tec Marina, and that’s why we want to offer sessions like these to our residents for no extra cost. Follow our progress over on our Twitter page.

Get Started with Apps – Prince’s Trust and Codez Academy

Codez Academy

Last month we were host to a fantastic course run by Dean Jenkins from Codez Academy for The Prince’s Trust. The course was funded by Capgemini as part of their ongoing digital partnership with The Prince’s Trust. The 5 day interactive, digital skills course was provided for underprivileged young people. Launched in 2015, Codez Academy is the result of Dean’s hard work and passion for web design and teaching, and has resulted in a number of courses aimed at young people of all abilities in Wales to help develop their digital skills. Read more about Dean’s story here.

Held in our Games Room, the course proved a popular and fun experience for the students who not only enjoyed learning new skills but enjoyed the creative space of Tec Marina. Dean will be holding a 12 week course here, starting later this month: http://www.codezacademy.co.uk/adults-beginners-evening-course.html

If you’re interested in holding an event here with us, we’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line via contact@tecmarina.com

Get started with apps

Gingerbread charity award show held at Tec Marina

Choir Singing

Last month we hosted a fantastic afternoon of tea, cakes and fun when Gingerbread, providers of practical advice and support for single parent families, came to join us for their volunteer award ceremony. The event celebrated the success of their Creating Connections project, which you can read all about here. Our Atrium was the perfect place for the ladies and gents of Gingerbread to receive their awards and enjoy an expertly catered afternoon tea with delicious cakes and sandwiches.

Homemade cakes

We’d like to thank Gingerbread for choosing us as their venue to celebrate their special day and for the lovely feedback they gave us. We’re glad you loved the building and that you felt warmly welcomed! The prize giving concluded with a musical performance by some of the ladies, a lovely note to end on and a great way to thank the organisers of the event. Cakes and sandwiches were handmade by local social enterprise caterers. All produce is locally sourced and all proceeds go towards a great cause.

If you’re interested in holding an event here with us, we’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line via contact@tecmarina.com

Main event