The Core in Africa

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Staff from a Falmouth fitness studio have just returned from their latest trip to Zambia, where they were training groups of miner workers and their families.

Core business owner Helen Tite in the foreground of the Mining compound in Solwezi, North Zambia along with the Zambian teams who have been training with The Core for the past fortnight
Core business owner Helen Tite in the foreground of the Mining compound in Solwezi, North Zambia along with the Zambian teams who have been training with The Core for the past fortnight

It was the third time that Helen Tite and Becky Full, from the Core Fitness and Wellbeing Centre, flew out to Zambia, where they have been working with the First Quantum Mine.

Tite says she saw a gap in the market and went on to explore the opportunity. She said: “We understood that by improving the health of the mine workers and their families, we could in turn improve the capability of the workforce.

“First Quantum still works on the ethos Happy Wife – Happy Life, so we brought that up-to-date and used the holistic approach which is spreading beyond the families and into the surrounding communities and townships.”

The Core has now expanded their project into a second mine and has returned to the UK with the possibility repeating the model in other countries including Argentina and Panama.