Sète: when the Louis-Nocca trawler turns into an adapted sports hall

The summer season over, some would be tempted to return to the room. With her association, Valérie Torres brings sports and health accessible to all in a unique setting.

The start of the school year does not stop at school and sees the return of many associative activities. Valérie Torres, educator specializing in the practice of adapted sport, returns with her association Bougez Santé and a new course formula, on the Louis-Nocca trawler. Sports sessions compatible with the loss of autonomy are offered there every morning, from Monday to Friday. Accessible from September 12 (1).

Sport health and prevention

After a year of existence, the association develops its activity in Sète. « I set up this project following the death of my mother, who suffered from Charcot’s disease but who never complained » says the educator. « I have been doing this job for 5 years, but I specialized seeing that the offer was lacking. » Each proposed sports practice is aimed at people with any limitation that prevents them from attending a classic gym, such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, osteoarthritis, cancer…

Aerial yoga to fight pain

Aerial yoga to fight pain
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The sessions are available in several disciplines: aerial yoga on several levels, « Zumbadapt », body expression… Valérie Torres completes by depositing her Piloga method, combining Pilates and yoga. Sophrology and music therapy are also offered, in collaboration with local practitioners.

A local anchor

A strong network has helped the association to establish itself. The educator’s idea won La Palanquée’s call for projects and she joined the incubator to create and develop its structure. Classes have also already started outside, three times a week on the Lido promenade.

Contacted by the trawler Louis-Nocca when she was looking for premises, she accepted the experience. Between now and the opening to the public, arrangements have been made to adapt the room to the needs of the proposed activities. A reinforcement here and there, but nothing that changes the look of the place. « It’s exceptional to practice here, because we are in the city center while being on the water, with all that the ship embodies, movement and adventures » concludes Valerie Torres.

(1) Doors open until September 15.

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