Centres in sporting challenge

March 26 2018

PEOPLE in South Gloucester-shire are taking part in an international competition that aims to promote healthy lifestyles and benefit the wider community.

PEOPLE in South Gloucester-shire are taking part in an international competition that aims to promote healthy lifestyles and benefit the wider community.

The Active Lifestyle Centres are among nearly 800 facilities participating in the ‘Let’s Move for a Better World’ campaign. Last year, over 141,000 people across 26 countries collected 482 million MOVEs – or physical movements – that are converted into points for gym equipment prizes. 

The campaign is promoted annually by Technogym, the company behind the MyWellness equipment at each of the five South Gloucestershire leisure centres.

The centres record the physical actions of gym users, staff members and the local community. These actions are measured as MOVEs and are pledged towards a social cause of the facility’s choice.

If any of the centres have recorded the most MOVEs in their region by March 31 when the competition ends, they’ll be on track to win a range of equipment for their cause.

This year, each centre will be competing for separate causes, with staff and customers set to support Bradley Stoke Community School at Bradley Stoke, Kings Oak Academy at Kingswood, Sir Bernard Lovell Academy in Oldland Common at Longwell Green, Castle School and Marlwood School at Thornbury and Choices for You at Yate.