Well we are exhausted but elated after an amazingly successful first ‘Charity Classathon’ at Alive Fitness and Natural Health last Sunday 5th February. The turnout was absolutely fantastic, far exceeding our tentative hopes (particularly after seeing the weather forecast the night before)
Twenty people braved the snow and arrived at 9am fully clad in legwarmers and sweatbands for Zumba! Barry ‘Snake Hips’ Randall taught a simply brilliant class. We all laughed and sweated a lot. Jeff Scott then taught spinning with some brave souls getting straight onto their bikes from Zumba. Matt Dunn Allen yoga class came next with again twenty people packing out the studio. A much needed stretch was had by all!
Matt Dunn then taught a super high energy Boxercise, again to a packed out studio of nearly twenty people, amazing! Some then stayed on and were joined by more to make over twenty for Jenny Dunn’s kettlebell class. Lots of swinging, pressing, lunging and laughing ensued. Finally Jenny Dunn then taught Core Stability to a smaller crowd, stretching and relaxing into the end of the event.
We were then joined by Local Green Councillor Phelim McCafferty. He kindly came along to support us and make a donation.
Throughout the day a delicious range of cakes lovingly made by Jenny Dunn and members Anthony Boon, Diane Palmer and Laura Pavey were on sale. Raffle tickets have also been sold up until the draw on Sunday 12th February. Everyone has been incredibly generous with their donations, we are really overwhelmed. The total was just over £1000.
The final figure will be announced on Sunday 12th February. This total will be split equally between Compassion in World Farming and Rockinghorse Children’s Charity.
We did a charity raffle and the following people won…
- David Adams – 10 free classes
- Hannah Whiley – OMG spray tan with LauraLashes
- John Owen – Reiki / Reflexology with LauraLashes
- Mandy Jackson – Free PT with Jenny
- Tad Osbourne – Free PT with Matt
- Chris Bailey – Free PT with Toby
The club was absolutely buzzing on Sunday, such a brilliant atmosphere, everyone worked really hard but also had such a great time. There was such a great turnout and we have received wonderful feedback from members and those who came along to support. We will definitely be running another charity event sometime this year, watch this space…….
We were amazing at the response and are totally grateful to everyone who took part on the day… we had mucho fun and laughs which you can see on our youtube channel
Huge THANK YOU to Jenny Dunn for making this such a huge success and for everyone who took part