On Monday, October 15, CITY Community Trust were delighted to welcome Exeter City captain Jake Taylor and vice-captain Jayden Stockley to City Fit Club.
The club is designed to help people improve their health and wellbeing by undergoing insightful workshops about things like nutrition and mentality prior to heading out into the grounds of St James Park to undergo some exercise.
It was fantastic to welcome Jake and Jayden who shared their views on the importance of nutrition and how they cope with setbacks in professional sport.
The pair also got involved in some of the exercises with the participants in the Big Bank at the stadium.
Jake was pleased to see the work that City Fit Club do on Monday evening’s and believes it is a good initiative to get more people active.
He said: “I didn’t realise it went on here, so coming here and seeing people working out, trying to get fitter, is really nice to see.
“It’s fantastic. The amount of people doing it shows it’s very beneficial to a lot of people. To come here and work in the stadium is also fantastic, so it’s credit to everyone involved and all the people that have turned up to do it.”
Jake also believes that the fact City Fit Club differs from going to a regular gym to exercise provides an opportunity for people to try something new.
He continued: “It’s very different to going to the gym. Some people like going, but some don’t, and working in different environments with different people is fantastic, and obviously if you can get fitter and lose a bit of weight, whatever people’s plans are, then everyone is a winner.
“When you do as much exercise as possible you feel better in yourself which is what everyone wants to do, so the more active you are, the happier you will be.”
The City captain was keen to explain how important nutrition is to leading a fit and active lifestyle, even more so as a professional athlete.
“For any athlete, the nutrition side is really important,” said Jake. “You need to try and stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible. It’s important to enjoy yourself after exercise but being a footballer, you need to get on as many good, healthy, foods as possible.”