Monday, 5 May 2008

Put your heart into it

I always love a gym with a conscience.
This week, Saddlers Sport Centre on Goswell Road is holding a fundraiser for the British Heart Foundation. Guest instructors will teach a variety of classes, and the gym will also be staging a raffle and an auction for a variety of wonderful prizes.

Other BHF events can be found on its home page. The BHF holds a number of fundraising walks, runs, bike rides, and other physically challanging events.

Other health-oriented organisations hold similar activities. The popular athletic shoe company, ASICS UK has a site that lists charity runs held in the UK. Participating in such events usually requires some prior planning. Generally speaking, a person cannot just show up to participate in this type of fundraiser, as organisations usually do not sell tickets. The onus is actually on each participant to acquire a donation, or sponsorship from friends, family members, coworkers, or strangers, which will go to the organisation for which he or she is running, biking, etc.

Spring and summer is a great time to get outdoors for fitness, but while you're out there, why not check out something that not only helps yourself, but does a great service to others as well!

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