Sheffield gym members push themselves to the limit for charity

Members of a Sheffield gym have pushed themselves to the limit by completing a gruelling 30 day fitness challenge to raise funds for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

A 30-strong team of regulars at Sheffield’s Firehouse Fitness are now feeling the burn after tackling 30 high intensity exercise classes in 30 days.

Thanks to their hard work and dedication, they’ve raised over £3000 to help Bluebell Wood support children and families when they need it the most.

Rob McGuigan, director of Firehouse Fitness, said: “We had an incredible response from our members who really pushed themselves to raise funds for Bluebell Wood.

“The Firehouse 30 challenge is certainly not easy so I’m incredibly proud of everyone who gave it a go.

“We enjoyed supporting Bluebell Wood so watch this space for more challenges to raise funds for such an amazing charity.”

Dave Hall, Corporate Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood, took on the challenge himself, despite his once-in-a-lifetime trip to Philadelphia falling mid-way through the challenge.

“I can’t say it’s been easy but if I’m going to convince others to do it then it’s only fair that I give it a go myself.

“It was a challenge to keep it going on holiday but I was in regular contact with Brad Thompson from Firehouse Fitness who kept me on my toes.

“I can literally say to those who took part ‘I feel your pain’ and I take my hat off to each and every one of you for such an amazing effort for Bluebell Wood.

“It costs over £11,000 each day to keep our doors open and only ten per cent of this comes from the government, so your hard work and dedication is incredibly important to us.”

The fitness challenge, dubbed #Firehouse30, captured the imagination of gym-goers who were ready to take it to the next level for a worthy cause.

Firehouse Fitness has three sites, with one in Hillsborough, one at Halfway and another further up the M1 at Leeds.

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