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HEALTH & FITNESS National Fitness Day a big success

As part of National Fitness Day on 27 September, hun- dreds of people descended on Tower Bridge to have an impromptu fitness session outside the office of London Mayor, Boris Johnson. Jan Spaticchia, CEO of

the énergie Group, which founded National Fitness Day, appeared on Sky Sports News earlier in the day to promote the event. With the support of

Change4Life, ukactive, the énergie Group, and Sanofi Inspires, National Fitness Day UK aimed to become the biggest nationally cele- brated fitness-focussed day of the year. Te day was recognised by sports and fitness

Jan Spaticchia appeared on Sky Sports News to promote the event

groups, clubs, schools, gyms and members of the public across the UK, all of which took part in the ‘empower half hour’, which consisted of 30 minutes of physical activity. Fitness model Louise Glover and a team

of fitness instructors from Fit4less held the impromptu fitness class at Tower Bridge in

London with Sky Sports on hand with its out- door broadcast crew to record the event. Sheila Mitchel l, marketing direc-

tor at Public Health England said: “Being active helps us all to stay healthy. It’s great to see how National Fitness Day UK is growing each year and we are delighted to offer support through Change4Life”. Details:

Pure Gym open landmark 50th new site

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Low cost fitness oper- ator, Pure Gym, has opened its 50th site, in Sunderland. In keeping with its

policy of making fitness affordable and conve- nient, this site is located at a Tesco Extra. Pure Gym’s property director, Angela Crawshaw, says; “Te footfall that a Tesco supermarket receives is obviously a huge bonus for us, but as a busy gym operation, we are able to reciprocate that with hungry gym goers. “Having a gym and a

Te facility was opened by Olympic champion Christine Ohuruogu

supermarket under one roof also makes it easier for customers to fit exercise in to their normal routine, and we hope that the collaboration will serve as yet further motivation for indi- viduals to combine a healthy diet with regular exercise.” Having opened 50 gyms in just under four

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years there are plans to have 100 gyms by the end of 2014. Monthly memberships for Pure Gym

start at £10.99, with no fixed contract and members are given full gym access 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Details:

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