Smashing Fitness Targets – One Step At A Time

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Smashing Fitness Targets – One Step At A Time

08 May 2024 | Category: News

The Trust Summer Of Fitness is underway – and we are getting closer to John O’Groats literally one step at a time.

The official beginning of the summer-long effort took place on Bank Holiday Monday, with the house residents and staff donning their step counters and walking around the garden, as the picture of Gill (above) shows.

We caught up with a couple of Residents the day after, to find out how it had gone: “It was lovely,” said Janet. “I am going to walk as much as I can and get really fit!”

Another, Debbie, echoed those thoughts and added: “It was nice and warm, we really enjoyed it.”

Staff are involved too – but are under strict rules that only steps they do when with the Residents count. They’re still on course to smash their targets, though as Ros, who had been wearing hers on shift, explained: “We’ve just logged our count for today, the three of us who have been on shift, and we’ve got almost 6000!”

Deputy Manager Toni (pictured below) said it was a great start and was delighted with the way that the whole house had bought into the fitness plan saying: “We’ve got a resident who has been wearing his while he’s been out today, another who has taken his to college. Everyone has really got involved.”

The idea to walk the equivalent of Lands’ End To John O’Groats over the summer months came after the house had done a lot of work on diet and nutrition with the charity Beezee Bodies and it was decided to keep the fitness focus going.

There will be Trust-wide events later in the year, and a GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for the Trust.


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