Live It and Get Active

The social enterprise helping young people keep healthy.

A social enterprise to improve the health and fitness of schoolchildren has been founded by two Teesside University graduates.

Gurmeet Singh and Matty Jenkinson set up their company, Live It and Get Active, after being inspired by a Graduate Internship arranged by the University with Tees Valley Sport.

The pair received help and support from Teesside Launchpad, the University’s business incubator, and are about to roll out their high-intensity interval training (HIIT) programmes for children and staff members, to schools and young people’s organisations across the Tees Valley.

The pair have also been accepted onto the Launchpad FUEL programme which offers Teesside University graduates funding to develop their business. This year, the University awarded funding totalling £37,000 to FUEL businesses.

The support offered to Gurmeet and Matty is one of a number of initiatives offered to Teesside students and graduates, which have helped the University rise into the top 40 in the country for graduate prospects, according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

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