Weekly Workout - Issue 74n

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YOUR Personal Training completes gruelling 4 x 4 x 48 challenge for Help for Heroes PERSONAL training management company YOUR Personal Training has smashed its fundraising target for Armed Forces charity Help for Heroes, raising almost £2,000 to date, after successfully completing its daunting 48-hour gruelling challenge. The YPT senior leadership team at the Waterside Hotel and Health Club in Manchester was joined by other YPT personal trainers and operators around the UK, including Halo Leisure and Sport Aberdeen, who also completed the 4 x 4 x 48 challenge in their locations at Stevenage, Belfast and Aberdeen. The YPT team started their first run at midnight on October 20, with their last four-mile run taking place at 8pm the following day. They each ran a massive 48 miles in 48 hours; that’s almost two marathons in two days. James Lorey, operations director at YOUR Personal Training, said: “The 4 x 4 x 48 challenge was made famous by former US Navy Seal and ultra-marathon runner David Goggins. “Despite its simplicity, this challenge is a real test of resilience, endurance and willpower. “The sheer frequency of activity with limited recovery and lack of sleep makes it a test for any athlete. “We started our first run feeling really excited and energised, but as the challenge progressed the physical impact really took hold and it became a challenge of mind over matter.

“It’s pretty brutal having to wake up at 4am to run four miles, knowing you are going to have to do it all again four hours later.” The YPT team was supported in its recovery in-between each run by healing and revitalisation massage using Hyperice products and were nutritionally supported with Santini 7’s superior protein supplements. James added: “There is a natural synergy between the armed forces and personal training; Help for Heroes was the obvious choice for us, as many of our staff and PT’s have served in the

British Military. We were overwhelmed that so many of our PT’s participated this challenge with us, it really was a UK wide effort.” Help for Heroes beneficiary Alan Izzard and Help for Heroes area fundraising manager Trevor Fudger visited the team at the Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club to cheer them on. Alan served in the Royal Artillery for 13 years. Alan saw active tours of Iraq, Bosnia, Cyprus and the Gulf, and since retiring from the military has suffered with post-traumatic stress disorder. He said: “I was struggling with some of

the basic things in life – things you take for granted like concentration, focus and memory loss. “I was told I had PTSD mixed with anxiety and depression. It had a massive impact on my family and friends, especially my children. “My friends tried to help me but I pushed some away, while the others just didn’t know how to handle my situation. This left me very isolated.” Alan was invited to take part in a round of golf while receiving support from a community outreach officer. Encouraged by the positives that playing had brought, the Disabled Golfing Association recommended he reach out to Help for Heroes, who gave him a grant to buy his own golf clubs. Now able to play golf regularly, thanks to having his own equipment, Alan has seen how the grant has had a positive impact on his whole life. He added: “Golf has given me back my confidence and has also saved my family life. I’m now able to concentrate, focus and challenge myself. “I can go out in public and spend time with my family, no matter where we are. I’m making real progress. “So it was great to come out and see the YPT team at the Waterside giving their all to raise money for Help for Heroes. “What a bunch of legends! Even though they were clearly exhausted and physically drained, they kept on smiling, bringing lots of positivity.”

the perfect workout atmosphere. Kicking off the party with the highly popular BODYATTACK, featuring the programme’s new release, members engaged in HITT and aerobics routines. Offering a variety to all no matter what your fitness level, this created the perfect party atmosphere. Burnley Leisure’s operations manager Sarah Drinkwater said “The fitness team were overwhelmed with the support and attendance from our members. “Listening to feedback from

members from our last launch in October 2020 and making small tweaks made this event even more of a success. “The overall atmosphere was amazing with members sweating, smiling and really excelling themselves and the event couldn’t have gone any better. “I’m unbelievably proud of the full team, motivating members and being able to provide the ultimate workout experiences, we can’t wait for our next event” Burnley Leisure’s area manager

Scott Bryce added: “Our members yet again did us proud with another fantastic turnout for our evening of fitness. “We really appreciate their support and it was also an opportunity for our new members to be properly welcomed into the Burnley Leisure workout family. A special mention to master trainer Paulina Skladanowska from Les Mills, who, along with our award winning team, gave the ultimate workout experiences in a fun and welcoming evening.”

Burnley Leisure release new workouts in style BURNLEY Leisure presented its latest Les Mills workout BODYATTACK, which was a huge success with more than 190 people taking part in one night. The new release workouts featured two exciting programmes, BODTATTACK and BODYCOMBAT. They were led by rock star presenters Paulina, Rebecca, Sarah and Karly. This paired with Burnley Leisure’s inspirational and dynamic cuttingedge music and a concert-quality lighting and sound system, created Group Editor: Judith Halkerston Tel: 01226 734639 jh@scriptmedia. co.uk Group production editor: Dominic Musgrave Tel: 01226 734407 dm@scriptmedia. co.uk

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Precor unveils new cardio range colours FITNESS equipment manufacturer Precor has launched two new colours for its cardio range: Black Pearl and Storm Grey. Designed with the operator in mind, these two new colour combinations offer a durable and versatile finish, which complements any club design. Both colour combinations include tungsten grey and pewter trims, with the option of a Black Pearl or Storm Grey frame and details. The new colours are designed to hide wear and tear, ensuring equipment has the same appearance on the day of installation and five years later. Sean Horita, director of industrial design for Precor, said: “The goal of these two new colours is to create a premium experience for our customers, so that they can offer a cardio experience that is also premium.” Black Pearl uses dark colours and finishes to give cardio products a subtle, elegant and understated look, whereas Storm Grey is designed to match the pewter colour of the bezel and create an integrated and dynamic look, characteristic of Precor equipment.