Fitness fanatics flex to help air 999 cause

Charity fitness event at the De Vere Village, Herons Reach.

Charity fitness event at the De Vere Village, Herons Reach.

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Fitness fans have been bending and flexing in the name of charity.

A total of 10 fitness classes were put on at the De Vere Village Hotel on Saturday to raise money for the North West Air Ambulance and the ISPF Handa blind golf association.

Charity fitness event at the De Vere Village, Herons Reach.

Charity fitness event at the De Vere Village, Herons Reach.

Around 90 people took part in the fitness launch day, held by Velocity Health and Fitness, based at the hotel.

Leisure team leader and group fitness co-ordinator Laura Went said: “It’s been a good day.

“We had a good turn out considering the nice weather and hopefully we have raised quite a bit of money for the charities. The air ambulance helped one of our members, Mark Wrigley, just before Christmas so we wanted to raise for them, and of course we would like to see him back in the gym and working towards his fitness soon.”

Instructors from Velocity, and others who help out at the gym, spent the day teaching body combat, pump and attack sessions, as well as revolutionary core training, CX Work.

Laura added: “A lot of people from beginners to intense trainers stayed for the whole day and took part in all the classes. It was nice to see so many people come down and take fitness seriously, but being able to have fun with it at the same time, and raising money for charity.”

The total amount raised will be determined later, when the collection buckets have been sent to the charities.

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