Congratulations to Rugeley members who succeeded in their fund raising Olympic challenge. The Rugeley team worked out that from the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio to the Olympic stadium is 25,000 steps. So they invited their members to perform 25,000 steps to raise money for charity, asking for a donation to take part.
Members responded brilliantly by completing the 25,000 steps the hard way with each step being 3 steps high! £200 was raised in the process which will be donated to two local primary schools for sports equipment to keep the Olympic spirit going.
Well done to all those who took part and also to Ruislip members who heard about Rugeley’s challenge and decided to do something similar themselves. We will report on the outcome of Ruislip shortly.
There are many Gymophobics members with inspirational stories to tell. Many are about their weight loss journey and how Gymophobics has helped them to change their life for the better.
Jean Simester’s story is different however. Jean is a member at our Kidderminster Centre along with her daughter and has written a moving account of her struggle to find her son who went missing in the year 2000.
Her book is truly inspiring and highlights the sheer depths of a mom’s love for her son and what it means to Never Give Up!
Gymophobics digital exercise classes are becoming a huge success at participating Centres. Displayed on large screen monitors, each class runs for just 30 minutes and feature Gymophobics Founder Donna Hubbard. There are now two classes displayed in this format, Body Bands and Donna Pilates with a third, Trim & Tone, to be launched in September. More are scheduled to follow in the New Year.
Following on from our new Centres in Hessle, Wetherby and Bedworth we are delighted to announce more Centres opening shortly in Macclesfield, Daventry and Sutton Coldfield. Watch out for three more Centres coming soon!
To discuss how you could become a proud Gymophobics franchisee in an area of your choice call our Franchise Office on 01785 227273.
Check out our brilliant new 2016 Magazine at any Gymophobics Centre subject to availability.
When the Government's plans to deal with female obesity were announced on BBC television, The BBC turned to Gymophobics in Stafford and ran a piece showing our ladies on the circuit. They also ran interviews with some of the members who pointed out that Gymophobics is the place to go!It is good to know that even the BBC turn to us when weight becomes an issue.