A Hull KR rugby player has set up a new fitness club in the city with the aim of improving people’s health and well being, and everyone is welcome to join.

Joe Cator, 20, from east Hull, and a hooker for Hull KR, is working alongside personal trainer Kingsley Henderson to provide boot camp sessions to the public and they want all ages and abilities to get involved.

The rugby player, who has been with the club since he was 17, is passionate about giving back to the community. He wants to share his rugby knowledge with youngsters, as well as boosting the fitness of adults at the session.

He said: “I train for half a day as a rugby player and when I’ve not got a match on, I’ve then got the rest of the day free, so decided to start the corefit classes to do my bit for the community” said Joe.

Joe Cator joined Newcastle Thunder on a month’s loan from Hull KR.

“I want to do something useful with my spare time rather than just be sat around, so we have decided to start the classes.

“Initially I was approached by a young lad that asked me to give him some rugby training and advice from a professional point of view, and I met him, and then thought well if I can help one person, I may as well give back to a bigger group of people at the same time.

“Corefit is a fitness class that me and Kinglsey will run, and it is for anyone of any age and ability to join and have fun, get fit and make friends and have a coffee and a catch up afterwards.

“We want as many people to come along as possible and the sessions will be held each week.”

Joe Cator (left) supports Hull KR’s Junior Vaivai against Oldham Roughyeds

Personal trainer Kingsley also says that the sessions are a great way for parents to train at the same time as their children.

“Kids will be able to benefit from the advice and training from a pro rugby player, and adults can train at the same time to get fit, and this means that parents can bring their children along to the sessions so they can train together” said Kingsley.

“I’m a youth worker and sports worker for the Tigers Trust as well as a PT and I’m really passionate about giving every kid an opportunity to be who they want to be through sport and social inclusion.”

The first class will be held on Wednesday October 3 at the Octagon at 6pm and a suggested donation for the event is £2 to cover venue costs.

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