The Gym Group Partners with Movember 12 October 2017

100 gyms across the UK will inspire members to Move for Movember

The Gym Group, pioneers of low-cost no-contract 24/7 gyms in the UK, have been announced as an official partner of The Movember Foundation with a commitment to raise £50,000 to support the global men’s health charity.

Through the fitting partnership, which highlights the links between fitness and good physical and mental health, 100 gym locations across the UK will inspire members to take on epic in-gym fitness challenges and raise funds.

During the campaign, which runs throughout November, The Gym Group will engage their community, by creating common goals and a fundraising purpose through in-gym challenges such as ’Row to the home of Mo,’ ‘Trek the Inca Trail,’ ‘Climb Mount Everest’ and ‘Run the Marathon de Sables.’

The Gym Group CEO John Treharne said: "The facts and statistics about men’s health are staggering and the links between fitness and good mental & physical health are undeniable, that’s why we have partnered with Movember.

"Just like The Gym Group, Move is for anyone, anywhere. It’s not about being the fittest or going the furthest. It’s about getting out there, having fun and doing good by raising funds along the way. It's not about losing pounds – it's about raising them."

The Movember Foundation funds game-changing health projects and research to tackle testicular and prostate cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Their work helps men live happier, healthier and longer lives.

Owen Sharp, CEO of the Movember Foundation, said: "Men are facing a serious health crisis that needs to be addressed. Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends are at risk of dying too early, from conditions such as at prostate cancer, testicular cancer and illnesses related to mental health issues. This isn’t good news. We need to talk about it. We need to act.

"Our corporate partners play an invaluable role in helping to increase the visibility of the causes supported by Movember. Their ability to raise vital funds through their internal participation and marketing efforts will help spark important conversations and create remarkable experiences for the Movember community. It is a privilege to stand in solidarity with these great companies as we embark upon our 10-year anniversary of tackling men’s health."