The seventh annual Rainbow Hub Workout-Athon had to go virtual this year but is still on target to raise more than £1,700.Advertisement
The event, which took place on Sunday 7 March 2021, would normally have taken place at Preston North End Football Club but the pandemic meant that participants had to take part in the three hours of fun filled and energetic workouts via Zoom from their own homes.
Classes including Rock Box, Attack and Combat Mash Up, Zumba, Legs, Bums & Tums and HIIT Mash Up were delivered by qualified fitness instructors: Rachel Burrows, Gill Swift, Joanne Berends-Sheriff, Kurt McDonnell and Penny Seddon, also working from their homes, with one as far away as Cornwall.
Participants from all around the North West took part including Liverpool, Wigan, Preston, Leyland, Burscough, Merseyside, Manchester, Darwen, Chorley and Morecambe, together with one from London.
Maria Womack from Leyland, who participated and raised £200 towards the target, said: “I’ve done the Workoutathon in support of Rainbow Hub for 6 years now.
“As someone who never does exercise classes, it is a real challenge for me, but having visited Rainbow Hub and seeing how they support children with disabilities, I was more determined than ever to do the online event this year. Charities have been hit really hard by the pandemic and Rainbow Hub is no different”
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Lyndsay Fahey, Chief Executive, Rainbow Hub, said: “We are delighted that so many decided to take part this year even though we had to go virtual. It was lots of fun and our thanks go to those who took participated and our supporter, JMW Solicitors.
“We are also extremely grateful to all the instructors and Kat Nelson, our Head of Fundraising who organised the event in its new format so well.”
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