Gym-Tech Newry launch free 6 week fitness challenge for cancer charity
Gym-tech have teamed up with Cancer Focus Northern Ireland, for a six week health and fitness challenge to help you improve your health - and raise vital funds to support local cancer patients.
Eamonn Rooney, gym owner and Manager, said: “We are really excited to have joined forces with our local cancer charity, Cancer Focus NI. The charity has a great presence in Newry as well across Northern Ireland and has a very active cancer prevention team, encouraging people of all ages to adopt a healthier lifestyle, so this is a perfect fit for us.”
“The Focus Fit challenge is designed to create a healthy change in your life with full support and advice on fitness and healthy eating. It is suitable for people aged from 18 and we will take on anyone from fitness fanatics to keep fit beginners.” Eamonn continued.
“Over the six week programme we will work hard to help you become healthier and fitter by providing three free professional training sessions under the supervision of Gym Tech staff, per week plus a healthy eating plan.”
Eoin Treanor, Community Fundraising Officer, Cancer Focus NI, said: “We are so excited to bring our Focus Fit programme to Newry. At Cancer Focus NI, we want to help you to take positive steps to adopting a healthier lifestyle to lower the risk of cancer. This programme not only spreads our message but also help us to raise vital funds for local cancer patients and their families.”
“We have run similar Focus Fit programmes in other towns and the participants have seen amazing results. We wanted to bring this great challenge to the people of Newry who are known for their huge community spirit. Whether you want to kick start a health transformation or you want to get fitter for the summer months, this challenge caters for everyone. The challenge is free to enter but we are asking you raise £300 in sponsorship for Cancer Focus NI. All the money you raise will be spent on the services we provide in the local community.”
The Newry Focus Fit Challenge will kick off on March 21st 2016 at Gym-tech Newry, Ashtree Enterprise Park, Newry with Cancer Focus NI calling everyone who would like to take part to get in touch. For more information or to sign up, contact the fundraising team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 028 9066 3281.
Cancer Focus NI’s services include counselling, support groups, art therapy, bra-fitting service, Zest for Life, and cancer prevention in workplaces, schools and community venues to name but a few services. The charity also funds ground-breaking research into breast cancer at Queen’s University Belfast.
Anyone who has concerns about cancer can speak to a specialist nurse on the Cancer Focus NI free Helpline, 0800 783 3339.
Gym-Tech Newry Trainers Carla King and Gary Mallon pictured with Cancer Focus NI Community Fundraiser, Eoin Treanor at the launch of Focus Fit Newry.