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HEALTH & FITNESS Scotland legacy campaign launched

The Scottish Government has introduced ‘Fit in 14’, a campaign designed to inspire people in workplaces throughout the country to get more physically active. Launched by Commonwealth

Games and Sport Minister Shona Robison, the initia- tive forms part of Scotland’s first ever national Physical Activity Implementation Plan, A More Active Scotland – Building a Legacy from the Commonwealth Games. Explaining the rationale

behind it, Robison said: “Small measures like taking the stairs instead of the liſt, or going for a walk during a lunch break are great steps forward towards a healthier lifestyle.” Te scheme has been developed in consul-

Supermarket giant Asda was the first to pledge its support to the scheme Organisations of all sizes across Scotland are

tation with NHS Health Scotland and other key partners and focuses around five areas: Environment, Workplace Settings, NHS & Social Care, Education Settings and Sport & Active Recreation, identifying key milestones within these for a 10 year period after the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer.

being encouraged to get involved, with super- market giant Asda being the first organisation in the country to pledge its support. Feroz Pater, head of people at Asda, said: “We

know that our people are one of our greatest assets and with a big year of sport ahead - including the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup - 2014 is a perfect opportunity to encourage colleagues and customers to make physical activity part of their daily life.” Details:

Joanne Bannatyne opens Durham facility

Joanne Bannatyne has expanded her growing chain of CrossFit-affiliated gyms with the opening of CrossFit Jacana in Durham, less than a mile from one of ex-husband Duncan’s health clubs. Joanne, who divorced

the entrepreneur and TV personality last year and was also managing direc- tor of Bannatyne’s Fitness, has opened the Belmont Industrial Estate club with business partner Lee Howe. The move has generated

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press headlines as it comes a few months aſter Joanne Bannatyne took out a large advert near her former husband’s Darlington offices, to promote her CrossFit DL2 gym with the slo- gan “Welcome Your New Neighbours”. But she says the new opening is purely

about business, with CrossFit Jacana fitting the brand’s industrial setting profile and being ide- ally located to attract new members. “Given who she was married to, there is always going to be interest in Joanne’s


activities, but she’s just focusing on the gyms and building the business,” says Joanne Bannatyne’s spokesperson. “For us it was all about finding the best site

in an industrial setting to open Durham’s sec- ond CrossFit gym – the fact Bannatyne’s is nearby didn’t even come in to it.” Like Joanne Bannatyne’s three other gyms

in the northeast, the 5,000sq ft (465sq m) club operates under the CrossFit banner. Details:

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