Charity Fundraising Event In Aid Of MND
The Club Holds 24 Hour Personal Training Charity Fundraising Event In Aid Of MND
Lyndsey Harwood, director at The Club, a fun, inclusive, semi-personal training studio based in Fleet, is holding a 24 hour PT fundraising event from 10am Friday, May 19, 2023 through to 10am Saturday, May 20, 2023. Nicknamed the ‘MND Muscle Marathon’ the various friendly coaches at The Club will be hosting a four-hour session each where all are welcome to attend whether you are a member or not and involves simply booking your hour session and donating what you wish to the chosen charity, MND Association. You are able to book on for as many fun personal training sessions as you think you can manage!
Lyndsey has organised this event to raise vital funds for the motor neurone charity, MND Association after she sadly lost her Mum, Kate Harwood, to the awful disease back in 2014. “I started to recognise that Mum was struggling with small tasks such as opening a door, walking or even sitting up. After a few months of tests and rapidly decreasing strength, she was finally diagnosed with MND in January 2014. Shortly after we moved her to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in March where she was thoroughly spoilt and treated with the utmost care and respect, all thanks to the MND Association. “Since she passed in the July of that year I have promised to continue to support this amazing charity through various fundraising events in order to help support the many other families and people facing this awful disease.” MND affects 5000 adults in the UK at any one time and there is a 1 in 300 risk of getting the disease in a lifetime, with those over 50 most likely to be affected. It kills a third of people within a year and more than half within two years of diagnosis, leaving people locked in a failing body. There is currently no cure for the disease. The MND Muscle Marathon at The Club is part of a bigger fundraising effort from Lyndsey who has been training for the Ultimate Human Race, the Comrades Marathon in South Africa. The Comrades Marathon is the largest and oldest race in the world and a gruelling 90km race from Pietermaritzburg to Durban that must be run all at once and in under 12 hours. Lyndsey, who originates from Johannesburg in South Africa, is running the race in honour of both her Mum and Dad that have both run this epic running challenge and hopes to emulate their success in running it in under 11 hours when she heads to the starting line on June 11, 2023. If you would like to book a session you can do so here. And if you would simply like to show your support by donating to this amazing cause then you can do so here.
Lyndsey is an experienced sports therapist, who gained her BSc(MED)(HONS) in Exercise science (Biokinetics) from the University of Cape Town. Her studies were based in the Sports Science Institute of South Africa which has the high performance centre used by the Stormers, Springboks, proteas and other National athletes. Since working in the UK, Lyndsey has continued her education gaining the highest level in Sports Massage, the Level 6 BTec in Sports massage. Through lockdown she consolidated her knowledge of sports injuries and movement, qualifying as a ‘Human Movement specialist’ from the Brookbush Institute. Using her knowledge of mechanical assessments, corrective exercises and accumulated hours of experience, Lyndsey ensures that all of her clients enjoy the very best results.
Based in Fleet, Hampshire, Fleet Sports Therapy is a team of highly trained clinical therapists, biokineticists and injury rehabilitation experts available for treatment of sports injuries, chronic pain and any general aches, pains and niggles. Our sports therapy services are available in Fleet, Farnborough, Aldershot, Hampshire, Basingstoke, Hook, Farnham, Hartley and Whitney