Fitness event in Bury St Edmunds will support couple’s fund-raising

Michelle Bell, Bob and Ruth Goodchild, Ruth's mum Lyn Barnett and Jo Brown. 
Picture Mark Westley.
Michelle Bell, Bob and Ruth Goodchild, Ruth's mum Lyn Barnett and Jo Brown. Picture Mark Westley.

A Bury St Edmunds freelance fitness instructor wants to put people through their paces to help with a couple’s fund-raiser.

Michelle Bell is organising an eight-hour fitness event at Greene King Social Club, in Bury, on March 11, to raise money for charity Parkinson’s UK.

Her friends Ruth and Rob Goodchild, also from Bury, are running the London Marathon for the same charity and Ms Bell thought this was a good way to help the couple and as many people as she can.

She said: “Ruth’s mum (Lyn Barnett) is facing an ongoing battle with this debilitating disease and I thought this was a great way to raise money for a good cause and help lots of people get fit.”

The fitness event will be broken down into various classes with 15 minute intervals inbetween.

Ms Bell will run High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) sessions which will focus on areas such as strengthening body weight, cardio and running. Meanwhile, Mrs Barnett’s Zumba teacher Jo Brown will lead Zumba sessions.

Ms Bell added: “People can come and do one or more sessions as they please, though Ruth and Rob will be doing them all. It is the perfect opportunity for anyone to try the classes, have fun with friends, in a relaxed atmosphere but most impotantly do something for a worthwhile cause.”

The target figure for the couple is £5,000 and they have already rasied over £2,000 for the charity so far.

To book into any of Ms Bell’s sessions contact her on 07795263836. To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/MrandMrsMarathon

Parkinson’s disease is caused by a loss of nerve cells in part of the brain and symptoms include a tremor, slow movement as well as stiff and inflexible muscles.