Athlon S. Coop. Athlon is a cooperative dating back more than 28 years that works on various aspects of health and physical activity and interacts with people of all ages, from schoolchildren to the elderly. Athlon’s mission is to contribute to improving the quality of life of society by empowering people to adopt and develop healthy habits. It aims to be a benchmark in the state in the field of health promotion and has been recognised for its innovative nature, aiming to generate value in society, customers and people in general.
To improve the quality of life and increase the degree of integrating people who find themselves in a situation of social exclusion by using physical activity.
The improbable collaboration is being developed with the idea of creating a SOAF (Physical Activity Orientation Service) at both a group and individual level for each person currently in a situation of social exclusion. At the same time, it aims to link these activities with the range of local sport on offer in order to facilitate access to physical activity for these people.
Work is therefore underway with a strategic reflection group that includes managers and technicians from the Social Policies and Sports Departments of Gipuzkoa Provincial Council with a AuzoLab. A steering group has also been formed made up of people in situations of exclusion with which collaborative work is being undertaken to design an individual itinerary of activities.
The collaboration of municipal social services and sports technicians in these zones is being used to map places that have spaces dedicated to sport.