Grantham gym owner launches 24-hour fitness challenge for mental health charity

A Grantham gym owner has launched a tough 24-hour fitness challenge to raise money for a mental health charity.

Curtis Gardner, owner of Frontline Fitness, started a 24-hour endurance challenge at 11am this morning (Friday) at his gym, located in the Lime Square business park off Alma Park Road.

He takes on the grueling challenge in an effort to raise money for a mental health charity, Unlock Your You.

From left to right: Susan Fish, Curtis Gardner, Louise Smith and Rachel Podesta. (54273057)

Throughout the 24 hours, Curtis will continually repeat sets that include a one-mile run, 100 calories on an air bike, 100 calories on a skierg, 100 calories on a rower, followed by another one-mile run.

Gym members will join Curtis for different sets throughout the challenge, with his partner, Rachel Podesta, also supporting Curtis.

He added that he had “a lot of support in the gym”, with people offering to bring him food and to join him all night in support.

From left to right: Rachel Podesta, Susan Fish and Louise Smith.  (54273054)
From left to right: Rachel Podesta, Susan Fish and Louise Smith. (54273054)

With £250 already raised, Susan Fish, chief coordinator of Unlock Your You at Grantham, said the money raised by the challenge would be “a massive help”.

She explained that the funds raised “will help keep the phone lines open and train new responders in Grantham, so we can continue to help people who have mental health issues in Grantham. It’s going to make a huge difference.” .

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