Facebook, Twitter or the good old Written Word?
As a Fitness Coach for Teenage Girls I am passionate about getting every teen girl healthy. On a daily basis I provide girls with exercise and nutrition guidance to help them live healthy lives and achieve their goals.
I do this via face-to-face sessions at schools, youth clubs, and in the community, as well as mum and daughter sessions and personal training for teenage girls. Then there’s my blog, my facebook page and my twitter feed.
But it’s not enough.
I want to be able to spread the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle further. I want to reach more teenage girls. I want to play my part in developing a healthy next generation.
In short I have big plans.
I was pondering this shortly before Christmas and I decided to try something new. Well, when I say new I actually mean a return to one of the oldest forms of communication there is.
I decided to produce a newsletter. A single page of A4 with three articles, a recipe and a competition; something the girls could pick up at school, youth club or local café read over their lunch and discard once they’d taken in the information relevant to them.
I have designed it to be thought provoking and informative. I’ve kept it relevant to what is important to teenage girls; I’ve kept it short, sharp and to the point.
If the girls want more information they can always have a look at my blog and if they want something even shorter and snappier there is always my twitter feed and facebook page.
In today’s society we are constantly trying to think of the next new thing. Is there an APP that can do that? Can we communicate via a mobile medium? Let’s do a video to show that….
Whilst I think all of these are excellent and invaluable for getting our message across and sparking discussion I believe there is also a place for traditional communication.
I plan to produce a quarterly newsletter and distribute it locally although you can also download it via my blog (www.maggieayre.com). Please have a look and tell me what you think.
My next step is to increase the amount of speaking I do. It’s time to get out from behind the computer and in front of young people through school assemblies, radio shows and small group discussions.
The spoken and written word – they’re as old as the ark but still immensely important for communicating with young people.
After spending her teenage years as an international athlete Maggie Ayre qualified as a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Adviser. For the last three years she has specialised in teenage girls working as a Fitness Coach for Teenage Girls. In 2012 Maggie will launch her Girls Nutrition Workshops and her 3G Program as well as continuing her work with individual girls and their mothers. She is available to speak at schools, women’s groups and community events. More information about Maggie’s work with teenagers can be found at www.maggieayre.com or www.femalefitnessrevolution.com