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For the month of June we are giving Jane Grant our Member of the Month Award.
Jane joined us 3 months ago after undergoing a major operation and since then has progressed rapidly with her recovery. After having a tailored programme put in place for her by Tiago and the Gymtec team, she has shown great determination and has given 110% in all sessions, showing major improvement in her strength and fitness levels.
A big well done!!
Keep up the great work Jane.
We are proud to award Tina Cooper with our first ‘Member of the Month’ award.
She has been here with us at Gymtec Fitness for around 7 months now. During this time she has shown great consistency, enthusiasm and dedication and this mixed with a willingness to learn has enabled her to achieve some fantastic achievements.
At the tender age of 61, her fitness background mainly consisted of cardio based exercise and playing football prior to joining the centre, but with the support of the Gymtec team she is now confident in most aspects of weight lifting, even conquering big movements such as the Back Squat, Deadlift and Bench Press. She has seen a great improvement in strength across the whole body and is progressing on a daily basis with her training!
Big well done to you Tina, keep up the great work!
Christmas Jumper Day!
Following on from Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day on the 22nd December 2017, we raised an incredible £76.05 for the cause!
Save the Children’s mission is to fight for children’s rights with immediate and lasting improvement to children’s lives worldwide. This organization persuades governments and others who are responsible for children to do the right thing by them. It seeks out the most marginalized children, wherever they are in the world, so that means they work in a really broad range of countries – they aim to fight against the fundamental rights that affect our children, today.
Save the Children’s objective is to improve the resources for health systems including human resources for health – build the capacity of partner countries to train and retain an effective health workforce
The Big Pink Coffee Morning!
On Friday 20th October, our Café Verde hosted a Big Pink Coffee Morning to help raise awareness about Breast Cancer and the damage it causes to many woman across the UK. Gymtec Fitness held a spin bike challenge and kept it running all day, including members of staff, gym members, and our Personal Trainer’s!
Following on from these fundraisers, we raised a total of £93.27 = £32.00 from the Gymtec spin bike challenge and £61.27 from Café Verde’s coffee morning.
These contributions will help provide free services to people affected by breast cancer whenever they need our help in the future
Café Verde Bake for Cupcake Day!
Thursday 15th June was a day full of raising money for The Alzheimer’s Society and Café Verde were one of many businesses to take part. Members of the public and staff enjoyed a variety of flavoured cakes, whilst drinking tea and soaking up the sun in the beautiful grounds at South Green Park Enterprise Centre in Mattishall.
Café Verde raised a brilliant £132.00 in total to go to The Alzheimer’s Society.
Gymtec Members Race for Cancer Research UK!
Gymtec members Sharon Garner, Katherine Roberts, Nicola Guy and Becky Burrell took part in Race for Life events on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May. Both events were held at The Royal Norfolk Showground to raise funds for Cancer Research UK to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
All members successfully completed the courses; Nicola and Becky completed the muddy 5k course on Saturday, as well as completing The Race for Life on Sunday in 31 minutes and raising a total of £527.50. Sharon and Katherine completed The Race for Life course on Sunday in 39 minutes, beating their treadmill time of 42 minutes and raising £722.00 towards Cancer Research UK.
Training sessions in preparation for the event included spin classes and a range of cardiovascular exercises.
Gymtec Fitness would like to congratulate all four members on completing the course and the money raised for Cancer Research UK.
Are you training for a charity event? Speak to the Gymtec team about a tailored training program to help you prepare and reach your fundraising goal.
Gymtec Team Take on Only the Brave!
Sunday 2nd April saw Gymtec’s personal trainer and instructor Olly Jordan take part in a five mile mud obstacle run called “Only the Brave”, along with Gymtec member Mandie Dunning.
The event, which took place at Elvedon Estate near Thetford, was to raise funds for East Anglian Air Ambulance to keep their helicopters in the sky. The five mile mud run included over 40 obstacles involving running, crawling, climbing and scrambling to the finish line.
Both successfully completed the course in 1 hour and 40 minutes, raising a brilliant £300.00 towards EAAA.
Training sessions in preparation for the event included circuit based training, interval training combined with weight and cardio aspects, as well as bootcamp classes in partnership with “Only the Brave”.
Gymtec Fitness would like to congratulate Oliver and Mandie on completing the course and the money raised for EAAA.
Poultec Training are proud to sponsor Jason Doyle, Australian born professional speedway rider, for the 2017 season. As part of the sponsorship, Edward Bales, Poultec’s Managing Director has donated a Life Fitness spin bike to help him train and stay in shape for the new season.
Edward spoke of the sponsorship, “As a keen supporter of speedway for many years, I am pleased to be sponsoring Jason for the 2017 season. Jason has progressed throughout his career, understanding the benefits of rider development. This gives the students on our own Speedway Training Programme a perfect role model to aspire to.”
Over the past few months, Jason has been training regularly at Poultec’s on-site gym facility, Gymtec Fitness with encouragement and motivation from his Personal Trainer Paul Suggitt. This intensive training is essential to any speedway rider preparing for the season and consists of weight, cardio and functional training.
Edward and all the team at Poultec Training would like to wish Jason luck in the 2017 season.
A festive fun night!
Gymtec hosts a member’s social night – Wed 7th Dec saw Gymtec celebrate the festive season with a social evening at South Green Park as a thank you to its members. The event was an enjoyable occasion that included a fun quiz with star prize, and a look at some member achievements since the Fitness venue opened, all led by Gym manager Dale Reynolds. The event included complimentary drinks and nibbles plus a gift bag, making the evening an entertaining night for all.
Take a look through some of the photos.