Fitness fans from Life Leisure have raised more than £200 for mental health charities, after taking part in a gruelling five-hour ‘body combatathon.’
The event was organised and led by the Stockport sport and leisure brand’s BodyCombat instructor, Jodie Bannerman, and saw 42 volunteers take part in the high-octane fitness challenge. The five-hour fitness marathon took place at Life Leisure’s Houldsworth Village in return for a donation to charity from participants.
Jodie Bannerman, from Stockport, said:
“We are absolutely thrilled to have raised £238 for such a worthwhile charity.
“Body combat classes usually last around 45 minutes but many of our participants stuck at it for several hours which is a huge achievement, I’m so proud of everyone for taking part.”
The money will be donated to the mental health charities Rethink Mental Illness and MIND. Both organisations work to improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness. Jodie added:
“It was a great day and I’m still recovering, but it is made all worthwhile to know that our money will go some way to help people in need.”