A marathon challenge has seen us benefit from the efforts of one of our fitness instructors.
Personal trainer and group fitness instructor, Jamie McDonough, completed an indoor marathon at Carnegie Leisure Centre on the treadmill within our centre’s gym.
Jamie doubled his fundraising target and raised £2000 by completing his marathon challenge in three hours and 35 mins. Jamie was joined by our Leisure Active members, Keith Campbell, who cycled 26 miles on a stationary bike and Ross Morrison who completed 7 miles on the treadmill, 18 miles on a stationary bike and a one mile swim in the centre’s pool.
Half of the funds raised will go towards Fife Sports and Leisure Trust’s own fundraising initiative, Fife Health and Wellbeing Fund, with the remainder going to Cash for Kids.
As the operator of 14 sports and leisure facilities across Fife, we already invests all profits made back into its centres and programmes for the benefit of local communities – the Fife Health and Wellbeing Fund supports this by raising funds for our self-funded health and wellbeing programme that supports people living with long-term health conditions such as cancer, dementia, diabetes, COPD and cardiac incidents.
Jamie’s fundraising efforts will add to the generosity of other trust supporters and participants of the health and wellbeing programme who have already raised £1,800 which has helped purchase additional equipment for the health and wellbeing classes.
Jamie McDonough, health and group fitness instructor with Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, said: “I help deliver the health and wellbeing programme and support a range of people who are living with long-term health conditions who have benefited from participating in the health classes.
“The people who take part in the health and wellbeing programme are inspirational – to see them gain from the health and wellbeing benefits of physical activity, as well as the moral support from other participants, is a real pleasure.”
Leading on Fife Health and Wellbeing Fund, Fiona Prendergast, wellbeing and programming manager for Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, said: “Every time someone chooses to visit one of our centres or take out a membership programme, they are already making a difference by choosing us over a private gym. And now, our dedicated fundraising initiative, is helping to boost the amount we can invest back into the delivery of our health and wellbeing programme and people in Fife living with long-term health conditions.”
Our health and wellbeing team of highly-qualified instructors, deliver 95 classes a week with 4,000 participants per month experiencing the health and wellbeing benefits from getting active, as well as meeting others who are living with similar conditions to their own.