VIBE 107.6 FM take on the Wellbeing Centre ‘FitQuest’ test

Local Watford radio station VIBE 107.6 FM popped down to Oaklands College’s Welwyn Garden City campus to test their health and well-being.


Local Watford radio station VIBE 107.6 FM, whose live broadcasts have showcased home-grown music from stars such as 2016 Critic’s Choice Award winner Jack Garratt and X-Factor winners Rak-Su, popped down to Oaklands College’s Welwyn Garden City campus to test their health and wellbeing in the newly established Wellbeing Centre.

Launched in August 2011, VIBE 107.6 FM is a not for profit community radio station broadcasting to and run by the local people of Watford and South West Hertfordshire. Their music selection includes a mix of contemporary music from chart and indie to hip hop and R&B.

VIBE 107.6 FM’s extensive work with local community events saw presenters Caroline Hesford, Sam Dowler and Miles Blumsom visit the Wellbeing Centre, to test out their fitness levels in the college’s state of the art facilities and learn about the student-inspired wellbeing initiative programme created by Oaklands College, in partnership with Touchdown Active.

Touchdown Active Director and former Chelsea Football Club professional footballer Mike Adams is one of the Wellbeing Coaches within the centre and a key advocate for student fitness and wellbeing.

Mike delivered stretching techniques, muscle building exercises and fitness advice on the radio DJ’s overall health and wellbeing, with the assistance of the centres state of the art NASA-approved FitQuest machine, which analyses body composition with a range of fitness tests.

Mike, who also managed the Grenada national football team at the 2005 Caribbean Cup said: “It’s vital to get the word out about the college’s wellbeing initiatives, not only to students but also to the wider community in order to help tackle obesity and promote a healthier lifestyle.”

The radio DJ’s have been challenged to follow the health and wellbeing plan set-out by Mike and the FitQuest App and will return in a month’s time to re-test their fitness on the machine.

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