The FMG Project runs a FREE Academy Programme for young people aged 14-16 (school years 10 and 11) to learn, grow and achieve through fitness. The Academy Programme is a 10-week fitness-based coaching programme combining expert strength and conditioning training, coaching around mindsets and motivation, as well as educational content about exercise, nutrition and our health and wellbeing.

The programme runs on Monday and Wednesday evenings, as well as an open youth club on a Friday, where Academy athletes can gain access to high-quality coaching, as well as first-class facilities. The programme is designed to equip and empower young people, whilst also providing new experiences and opportunities, so that they are more able to deal with the challenges in their lives and develop life and social skills such as communication, leadership and commitment.

The programme provides a team-like atmosphere where young people feel safe and encouraged, whilst also challenging them to achieve more than they initially thought was possible. Towards the end of the programme, the trainees learn and practice coaching skills, and also have the opportunity to connect with or join local sports clubs, in order to create long-term development that goes on beyond our 10-week programme.

Our next programme will start in January 2022. If you, or someone you know, might be interested in joining the programme or helping us to coach the programme, then please get in touch!

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Sam is a former international handball player, qualified fitness instructor and coach, and has worked with all ages and abilities, from complete beginners to professional athletes. He has a passion for coaching, particularly to help people reach their full potential through improving self-confidence and belief, and has found that exercise is one of the best and most enjoyable ways to do this! 


Sarah is a Brighton-based personal trainer who aims to empower people to take ownership of their physical and mental fitness. With a focus on strength and endurance training, she wants to help people find true confidence in what their bodies can do and build long lasting mental strength.