In 2010 Terroll Lewis developed a street exercise movement that sought to cultivate a healthy lifestyle by making the use of everyday items and surroundings.read more
It originated from Terroll wanting to maintain an exercise programme without the costs of joining a gym. Initially training in the local playground, he soon generated the interest of others in the community, and following a surge of interest through social media Block WorkOut was born.
Since the launch of our youth sessions we have seen the popularity of the community sessions grow, with over 800 individuals taking part, and over 50 every week. Terroll led the planning, build and launch of the Brixton Street Gym which opened in April 2014 and successfully delivers community sessions as well as regular bootcamp sessions across Lambeth. Block WorkOut has brought Terroll to international prominence. He has travelled across the UK, South Africa and Brazil to spread his fitness methods and also has his own show in Sky TV.
Chair of Trustees
Tom used to be a partner in a City law firm advising banks, hedge funds and sovereign wealth funds on complex fundraisings but three years ago decided to have a career change which would earn a lot less money but have more relevance to real life.read more
He feels it was probably something to do with becoming a dad. Tom now sits as a judge specialising in mental health, immigration and asylum and welfare cases. This brings him into contact with a diverse range of people who find themselves at times of crisis. It has been an eye-opener but is hugely rewarding. Outside work Tom is vice-chair of governors of an excellent state primary school in Ladbroke Grove and is also on the governing body of Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, which runs both the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and the West Middlesex University Hospital.
Tom joined the board of The Block Workout Foundation in the hope that he will be able to contribute to the success of Terroll’s vision to help young people in his community to achieve their potential.
Winston fell into a career working with children and young people when he was just a teenager himself. Inspired at a youth club led by one of London’s major charitable housing trusts, he quickly developed a deep passion for youth work.read more
This resolve stuck with him for over 20 years during which he has worked with various educational establishments, youth services and youth justice organisations. As a qualified practitioner in the youth work and criminal justice sector he provides specialist support to young people across London, he was previously The Positive Change Manager & Assistant Head Of Build-it London; two key programmes in Lambeth under the remit of London Youth. His wish is to combine the knowledge and experience gained in these areas to develop young people’s future potential. Aside from youth work and developing his own charity, he is also a Trustee for Brixton Soup Kitchen, a service for the homeless. He is also Head of Partnerships for Spirit Of London Awards (SOLA) which showcases the achievements and community spirit of London’s young people. Winston sponsors a number of community events that specialize in supporting young talent such as Peckham BMX Club, the Black Youth Achievement Awards, and last years Urban Entertainment Awards.
Jonny is a local Brixton resident who last summer got involved with the Block WorkOut ‘Bootcamps’. He has been interested in Block Workout since hearing about it on Social Media a few years ago.read more
Jonny is into fitness and group exercise and really admires the work The Block WorkOut Foundation is doing (and could do in the future).
Professionally he is a Project Manager, having worked for the last 15 years in digital. Jonny currently runs his own ‘small’ business and generally performs long contracts for large advertising agencies managing the build of large websites and apps as well as digital and social campaigns for clients like Volkswagen, British Airways and Unilever. His company also produces websites for smaller businesses. His contribution is focuses on marketing, in particular digital.
Emma lives locally and is an Events Manager for a large youth charity. This role sees her travelling across the UK and globally to develop and deliver large scale events directly for young people from a whole spectrum of backgrounds.read more
At the age of 16, frustrated with the lack of opportunities for young people, Emma started a youth council in her local town in Lancashire. This was the beginning of her passion for supporting and empowering young people to take community action. Her professional and community experience combined with her interest in running and keeping fit led her to Block Workout Foundation. She was inspired by Terroll’s vision of supporting and inspiring hard to reach young people and felt her experience could contribute to the success of the foundation.
Stefan became a trustee at The Block WorkOut Foundation because he is a great believer in the work the Foundation does with hard-to-reach young people and youth work has always been close to his heart.read more