Burnley gym members in top 20 in global challenge

Crow Wood gym members have again won the UK portion of the global Technogym challenge over three weeks in March '“ and director Oliver Brown is offering people the opportunity to nominate a local school to receive some state-of-the-art equipment.

Gym challenge
Gym challenge

Out of 513 gyms and health clubs taking part in the challenge, the Royle Lane-based fitness club once again came in the global top 20, and won the UK section, achieving a massive 3,080,043 “MOVEs”.

The prize for winning this year’s challenge is that Crow Wood will be able to nominate a Burnley school, who will receive £7,500 worth of Technogym® exercise equipment and training, to help school children get active.

Oliver Brown, director of Crow Wood Leisure, said: “The commitment of our members to the “Let’s Move for a Better World” campaign has once again been absolutely fantastic.

“Hundreds of our members signed up for the challenge and we saw an increase in the average number of workouts per member, all contributing to the collective MOVEs total.

“We are the only UK health club to get more than three million MOVEs during a Technogym challenge and now we’ve done it twice. This has seen us contribute almost £20,000 worth of exercise equipment to Burnley schools, with Wellfield being last year’s winner.

“We’re urging local people to share our tweet or Facebook post about the challenge and nominate the local school of their choice.

“We’ll then choose a winner from the nominations,” added Mr Brown.