Fitness fans work up a sweat for a hearty reason

A charity fitness day raising funds for the British Heart Foundation took place at the Village Herons Reach Hotel in Blackpool. Instructor and trainer Claire Place
A charity fitness day raising funds for the British Heart Foundation took place at the Village Herons Reach Hotel in Blackpool. Instructor and trainer Claire Place
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Around 400 fitness fanatics punched, jumped, danced, kicked and cycled to help raise funds for a good cause.

A group fitness day took place at Village Urban Resort, Heron’s Reach, Blackpool, including big master classes in the world-famous Les Mills exercise programmes.

A charity fitness day raising funds for the British Heart Foundation took place at the Village Herons Reach Hotel in Blackpool. Action from one of the classes.

A charity fitness day raising funds for the British Heart Foundation took place at the Village Herons Reach Hotel in Blackpool. Action from one of the classes.

Presenters from across the UK attended, joined by local instructors, and took club members and guests through the workouts – such as Bodypump, Bodyattack, Bodycombat and RPM, in a large arena with a big stage and nightclub-style sound and lighting.

A Born To Move children’s party was also held, to inspire the next generation of exercise enthusiasts, and was well attended by local youngsters.

There were also Optimum Nutrition and Reebok pop-up shops, which organisers say were very busy and proved very popular.

It is expected the event raised hundreds of pounds for the British Heart Foundation, as part of National Heart Month.

Levitating instructors.

Levitating instructors.

Tracy Sollitt, Village national health and fitness manager, said: “It was an awesome day and the team really did me proud.

“I’m so fortunate to work with such talented and dedicated instructors, who gave their time up to raise money for such a worthy cause.

“This is setting the groundwork for our future events, which will be held at Village hotels around the country in 2016.”

Fitness fanatics get down to work

Fitness fanatics get down to work