Charity fundraisers at Falkirk’s Phoenix Health and Fitness Gym raised just under £3,000 when they first launched their Burpee charity challenge back in 2012. But tomorrow they say they aim to smash that impressive total “out of the water”.Around 30 exercise-crazy volunteers are expected to join Phoenix owners and coaches Colin Niblo and Andy Boyle in their all-day bid to complete 1,000 burpees - a squat-thrust exercise that taxes physical endurance to the limit.Also present will be representatives from beneficiary the Yorkhill Children’s Charity, along with friends and relatives of the plucky participants, whose effort is supported by a crowdfunding page at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/1000burpees.Food and refreshments will be laid on for those going along to the gym to cheer on the volunteers at the gym (at 2a Upper Meeks Road) courtesy of Patricks of Camelon and Betterbodies Falkirk.The organisers have asked supporters to share the link to the … [Read more...] about Falkirk gym squad set for gruelling charity burpee bid
A Swadlincote congregation could be on track for moving to a new permanent base - in a former gym - after their church became too costly to maintain. Expensive repairs and maintenance to the Swadlincote Methodist Church building, in West Street, meant its members decided to sell up and look for a new home. They have spent months meeting at Swadlincote's town hall and now they are set to move to the former Geia Fitness gym building in the town. It comes as the church, complete with next door burial yard, were sold at auction for £200,000 to a mystery buyer earlier this year. The lot also included the adjoining shops of 10 to 14 West Street. Now, Reverend Susan Rolls, superintendent minister for the South Derbyshire Methodist circuit, has applied to South Derbyshire District Council for permission to change the use of the gym at The Delph Centre, in Market Street, to a community facility for its members to meet at. She has also applied for retail approval so they can continue to … [Read more...] about Swadlincote Methodists hope to set up a new church in a former gym
A luxury spa is hoping to attract even more guest with the opening of a £1.5 milllion new wellness centre. Moddershall Oaks, near Stone, is to launch the new centre, named MADE, with its four bespoke workout zones and cafe next month. It will boast: A boutique fitness gym designed to embrace the natural light and countryside views and packed with a large range of fitness equipment; An outdoor training terrace, complete with 150m2 of cushioned astro turf where bootcamp style workouts, stretching and sunrise yoga sessions will take place; A cycling cave with atmospheric décor and LED lights which follow the movement and speed of the hi-tech bikes; A studio fitted with a specialist floor to provide ‘bounce’ for weight lifting and barre classes; Two treatment rooms to help clients recover with rehabilitation, hypnotherapy, nutrition consultations and GP referrals and; A wellness cafe offering 'tasty and colourful dishes' including ‘rainbow’ salads, … [Read more...] about Spa to open £1.5m centre with gym, outdoor terrace, cycling cave & cafe!
A new £28m centre in Queen's Park boasting "premier sports facilities" has been opened by Olympian Max Whitlock, boxer James DeGale and other sporting stars. The brand new Moberly Sports Centre, which includes the first newly-built public swimming pool in Westminster in nearly 40 years, opened its doors to the public on Saturday (June 30). Councillor David Harvey, deputy leader of Westminster City Council, was joined by super-middleweight boxing champion DeGale and light welterweight boxing champion Ashley Theophane. Also there for the ribbon cutting ceremony were double gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast Whitlock, plus England Basketball player and Champions of the Future athlete Melita Emanuel-Carr. The multi-million pound development is home to state-of-the-art facilities including a six-lane, 25m swimming pool and an eight-court sports hall with seating for up to 500 people. Also available is a 13m teaching pool, a multi-use hall, exercise and dance studios, a 100-station … [Read more...] about Get fit and active with great facilities at new sports centre
A gym in an Essex village which only opened at the beginning of the year has had a Channel 5 series filmed in it involving Blue star Antony Costa. The Vision Fitness gym in Henham took in camera and sound crews in in April this year as Channel 5 filmed Get a Holiday Body featuring Blue boy band member Antony Costa and Zoe Birkett. In the episodes Antony gets fit in four weeks with help from a leading nutritionist and a personal trainer. The personal trainer putting Antony through his paces was Vision Fitness owner and trainer, Ollie Emsden. The producers of the programme got in touch during their search for a place to film it. After having a look around they decided that it would look great on camera and would be a good fit for them. He said: "It was a really proud moment. We had only been open for about four months when they called us. I was really pleased, they must have liked what they saw when they came round to look at it. It was really good to see." For a few sessions in April, … [Read more...] about Gym appears in Channel 5’s Get a Holiday Body with Blue singer Antony Costa