The Bodyclub, along with other partners, are organising a 6k Sponsored Walk in order to raise funds for local charity Eastbourne Foodbank.
The Bodyclub has been on 125 Seaside (next to the Territorial Building) since November 2015 where they have been providing free nutrition advice and exercise classes for residents in Eastbourne in order to help people adopt a healthier lifestyle.
The Sponsored Walk is being supported by other local companies including Helen Owen Marketing Enterprises (HOME) CIC who help unemployed people access free training, Eastbourne Health Champions, whose aim it is to encourage local people lead mentally and physical healthy and active lifestyle, East Sussex Credit Union that help people get out the cycle of debt by turning lenders into savers and Healthy Eastbourne, an initiative by Eastbourne Borough Council.
Lee Craddock, one of the Directors of The Bodyclub says ‘I see people struggling with nutrition and general health every day. My mission is to help as many people to get fit and healthy as possible and I’m passionate about it. The foodbank share the same vision, so after meeting with them it made complete sense to do something together so we can help even more people out there. Public awareness with big action is the way forward, working together in this way will create a huge impact.’
Walkers will meet at The Bodyclub at 5pm for registration and then start walking at 7pm to the Hollywell Tea Chalet where they can replenish with water and fruit provided by Eastbourne Health Champions and then walk back.
The Entry Fee for the Walk is £10 and those signed up will receive a T-Shirt, a Free Healthcheck by The Bodyclub and Financial Health Check provided by East Sussex Credit Union. Optional massage treatments will be provided before and after the walk at The Bodyclub.
All children are welcome and can join the walk for free. It’s just £5 if they would like a T-Shirt!
Anyone interested in joining the walk can enter online at www.fruitandnuts.org alternatively they can visit the Bodyclub on 125 Seaside and enter there.
• We now live in the first generation that most will not outlive their parents
• Diabetes Type 2 has gone up 43% on last year.
• Obesity is now a global epidemic and costs the NHS 1.2million every hour
• Over 80% of the population are dehydrated
• 92% of people do not have a healthy breakfast which is the most important meal of the day
• Nutrients in food are nearly 70% deficient compared to the same foods back in 1960
• 33% of children living in Eastbourne are obese