Over the Halloween period at Choices Health Clubs, we will be putting on a number of classes in an effort to raise money for St John’s Ambulance. Get involved and #DonateforDefibs. We aim to raise enough money to get defibrillators installed in all of our clubs for use in our gyms and in the community too. Beyond this, Choices will be supporting the charity throughout the year and all the extra money raised will be put towards installing defibrillators throughout the local area. If a defibrillator is used within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest, survival rates jump from 6% to 74%. Evidently, having a defibrillator nearby could make a huge difference, and with 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happening in Britain each year, this clearly vital piece of equipment that could save many lives.
There will be numerous themed events being held across our three Choices gyms from 28th October until 31st. Classes include:
Monday: Lifting Challenge Squats and Deadlift with prizes to be had
Tuesday: Sponsored ‘Ghost Riders’ cycle to Chillngham Castle
Wednesday: Dieathlon (5km bike, 3km run and 500m swim or 2km row 2km, with prizes included) and Fancy Dress Dance Fit.
You can attend these events at any one of our gyms; get your workout in and raise money for a good cause all at the same time. Tricks and Treats over the week also include Puddleducks for kids, so you can get the whole family involved.
Note that Choices Allestree are having an open day on 27th October, with member challenges, fancy dress, free entry for guests, additional membership offers and live studio classes in the shopping centre.
If you are looking for additional Halloween themed classes, Choices Windemere are holding events such as:
28th 11am Boogie Bounce (note limited spaces)
29th Raffle Prize Draw (£2 a ticket)
30th October Spooky Spin, 7pm
31st October Dread pool, 7pm
Everyone of any age or fitness ability is welcome to these classes, so come along to workout, have fun and #DonateforDefibs.
We are very proud to be partnering with St John Ambulance to bring you various events across the year. Please donate via the links below.
“Defibrillators can save lives. When someone suffers a cardiac arrest, the chance of survival falls by 10% every minute without action. However, with CPR and the use of a defibrillator within 3 minutes, the chance of survival could be as high as 70%.
Choices Health Clubs are supporting St John Ambulance and would like each of their 3 branches to have a public access defibrillator to be available to the local community and surrounding areas when it is needed most, to give more people the chance to survive a cardiac arrest. Therefore they are raising money for this essential piece of kit and to help raise awareness for this great appeal.”
See here for more information on how to get involved and donate!