Concerned that young people often feel they have nothing to do, Alex Hey is hoping to inspire others his age to take up a sport like dance or parkour.
The 20-year-old from Bradford wants his peers to get active, reassuring them that it doesn’t need to be an expensive hobby.
‘With things like dance or tricking, it’s cheap, accessible and you don’t need a lot of equipment,’ says Alex.
‘I taught myself for years before I went to a gym, but there are plenty of gyms about.
‘If you visit the British Gymnastics website you can type in your postcode and find your nearest gym.’
Crediting dance with having a positive effect on his life, Alex has turned his passion into a career.
‘I work in the industry now. I do things like tricking, dancing, fire breathing and general performance,’ he explains.
‘If you have the patience to train, it can help in the future.'
With Fixers, Alex has helped create a booklet to introduce young people to dance, parkour and tricking.
Using the slogan, ‘There’s nothing to do is just an excuse’, he hopes to encourage others to try something new.
Read Alex’s booklet ‘Nothing To Do’ below.
‘I hope the people that see this will feel motivated by it,’ he comments.
‘It would be nice to know that I’m giving back and inspiring the next generation.’
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Fixers Jay and Kaylum and their team from Salisbury are also
encouraging others to give parkour a go. Watch their TV story.