There were a large group of youths in the park while I was conducting our regular boot camp class at Edinburgh gardens on Tuesday night.
We were doing a drill followed by a sprint and an intense 60 second burst of boxing. While the Fitmates were performing shuttle runs to the end cone marker and back, one extremely inebriated member of the group decided to join in.
There was a feeling of danger, not knowing how this kid would react or whether the group of youths would wish to take offense to such a discussion. Fortunately he understood that I was just trying to conduct a fitness class and he responded with “I just want to get off the drugs and get fit man”.
Kelly, the Fitmate I was partnering with sent through an email recalling this incident.
It’s a sad reflection of our society when teenagers today are not only drinking alcohol to such intoxicating levels that it not only creates a risk to their health but to innocent bystanders within their vicinity.
Judging by his reaction, such activities seemed to be a regular occurrence.