Published: Tuesday, 8th May 2018

Members from the district's three Brimhams gyms have been putting their best feet forward to take part in a global fitness challenge.

The annual Technogym 'Let's Move for a Better World' challenge saw over 1500 fitness centres from across the world take part in the challenges where gym members accumulate 'moves' over a set period of time. A 'move' is loosely equivalent to one calorie. The gyms that manage the most moves are awarded fitness equipment to donate to local healthy living initiatives.

The fitness centres at Harrogate Hydro and Ripon and Nidderdale leisure centres took part in this year's event, which ran from 12 - 31 March, with nearly 1000 Brimhams members signing up to the challenge. Between them they achieved over 2.5 million moves, with the Hydro placed fifth in the whole country, just missing out on a global top 100 spot.

Ten Brimhams members individually did over 40,000 moves, and around 100 members took on the daily challenge and completed 2000 moves in one go.

As a result of all the great performances by members, the gyms were awarded fitness equipment by Technogym, which has been donated to local Fit4Life schemes, which promote healthy eating and physical activity to achieve healthy weight loss.

Ben Cutting, Sport and Leisure Operations Manager with Harrogate Borough Council, said:

"The Brimhams gym members really embraced the challenge and we have seen people achieve some amazing results as a consequence of this year's campaign.

"There has been a great buzz around the gyms and we are looking to improve on our performance in next year's event."

For more information about Brimhams gyms, go to www.harrogate.gov.uk/brimhams.

For more on the Fit4Life schemes in the district, go to www.harrogate.gov.uk/fit4life.

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