The BGS Old Boys Association is supporting men's health. The OBA has joined forces with DadBods, a men's health organisation started by Old Boys, to provide weekly group fitness sessions. The concept developed from a casual discussion between Greg Vann '73 and Cam Feltham '86 about the mental and physical benefits of men catching up outside of work and family commitments.
As it turned out, Greg's son Toby '07 became one of the directors and head trainers of DadBods. Along with Old Boys Lawrie Jeavons '07 and Julian Campbell '12, they created the DadBods movement to advocate and facilitate men looking after their physical, mental and social wellbeing. The synergy of providing an opportunity for Old Boys to reconnect, as well as supporting a holistic approach to health and wellness, is a large focus of the OBA; consequently the Committee was keen to provide financial assistance to see the idea come to fruition.
Starting Monday 22 October, DadBods will run three training sessions per week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. For the first eight weeks, sessions with DadBods will be only $5 per session. They will commence at Davies Park at 5.45am and run for an hour. Access is from Jane Street then drive along past the rowing sheds to the soccer oval at the far end. The West End Cafe is behind the park on Montague Road and is a great spot for a coffee, breakfast and a chat after the sessions.
The sessions are suitable for all fitness and experience levels, simply bring a towel, water bottle and a positive attitude. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or join the closed Facebook group to secure your spot.