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Ambitious charity challenge completed at independent gym

A GROUP of personal trainers from McCaulay's Health Club in Plymouth have recently completed a gruelling challenge, rowing one million metres for charity.
The idea came from personal trainer Craig Adams after a member’s daughter was diagnosed with meningitis.
The team, who have always been interested in extreme fitness – previously taking part in 25 hour rows and marathons carrying logs – were quick to jump on board with his idea.
He said: “It has always been a goal to row one millon metres. It’s pretty challenging but it’s a good cause.”
The challenge worked by participants doing 10 minutes on the rower and 20 minutes off, as well as non stop four hour sessions.
In total the team raised £700 and donated £150 to their local hospital, with the rest going to charity Meningitis Now.
And Craig told Workout that although it was sometimes hard to find the time to get on and clock up the metres, the hard work was worth it.
He added: “We found the hardest bit fitting it around work. We hit our goal on a six week time scale. It went really well – you just cant get your head around how far 621 miles on an indoor rower is. At times the distance stood still.”

Go backPosted on 30th January 2015