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Abergavenny Leisure Centre secures podium finish in fitness challenge

Abergavenny Leisure Centre secured a podium spot in a national fitness challenge earlier this year, finishing third in Technogym’s Lets Move for a Better World 2024 Fitness Campaign.

Fitness clubs at the leisure centre saw off competition from all but two of the other 237 competing clubs.

760 of Abergavenny’s members and staff worked together to collect 1,304,579 MOVEs, Technogym’s metric for measuring physical activity, logged by gym equipment or GPS physical activity trackers such as a Garmin.

Abergavenny exceeded the 1,000,000 MOVEs threshold and received a Technogym Wellness Kit, which will be donated to the local Health Board to support the delivery of Exercise sessions for people living with Dementia and their carers.

The campaign, which is in its 10th year, had 107,808 participants, and aimed to promote people’s health and physical activity.

Club member Denis Murphy collected the maximum possible 32000 MOVEs and credited the centre for their help in his recovery from a serious leg injury.

Monmouthshire County Council Cabinet Member for Equalities and Engagement, Cllr Angela Sandles said: “It is wonderful to see the efforts of the fitness clubs at Abergavenny Leisure Centre.

“What an achievement and what a positive example to set.

“The benefits of keeping fit are well-known and challenges like this show it can be fun too.”

More information about the campaign can be found here.