[2018] National Fitness Day

★ Doing our bit to move the nation ★

To celebrate National Fitness Day 2018, we hosted a number of exciting activities!

We encouraged the public to celebrate their strength and empowerment through fitness.

#Train4Free ?

An open house across all of our clubs nationwide.

Regardless whether you had trained with us before, the nation were encouraged to trial our facilities to the max for free for the whole day!

#Transform4Free ?

We hosted two free transformation camp taster sessions from 11:15am – 12:00pm and 5:15pm – 6:00pm. 

#Treats4Free 

In collaboration with Scitec Nutrition we ran a competition across facebook, instagram and twitter. 

#nationalfitnessday2018 fitnessday #fitness2me #xercise4fitness #beactive4less

[2016] Sport Relief fundraising 18th-22nd March

How’s your mileage?

We jumped the gun on this to give away a years membership to raise funds for Sport Relief. Entry was £2 minimum (but we do get all twinkly eyed when we see the generosity of our members – something about the heart in our brand you might say?) All you have to do is run, row, cycle, lunge, hop or if you’re utterly insane…squat the distance of a sports relief mile. 

  • Win a Free Years Membership or FitBit
  • Bring a Friend for just *£2!!! (All Weekend 18th – 22nd March 2016) 
  • OR gym in FANCY DRESS! It’s minimum *£2 per entry to the fancy dress competition. Best dressed wins a free years gym membership worth £150.00

(*All proceeds go towards Sport Relief)

Xercise4Less sport relief campaign

We gave away a FREE years membership!

Members were encouraged to use anything from a spin bike to a seated rower or if they really liked..maybe try lunging for a mile with Kettlebells in the studio? All they had to do was one mile. “However you do it is completely up to you!” We wanted to see how many marathons we could complete together?

Get involved and help give back to the community for a good cause.

Everyone who donates will be entered into the draw and the winner will get either a FitBit or a free years membership here at Xercise4Less! So don’t forget to bring your gym buddy! You might be able to get 2 memberships out us!

2nd chance entry!

For another minimum £2 donation you can enter our fancy dress competition. The best dressed entry will win the same prizes mentioned above. 

Spin a mile?

Spinning doesn’t require you to have any real rhythm. If you like the class atmosphere but have two left feet when it comes to Zumba moves or aerobics steps then Spinning is a truly brilliant choice. Why not go and see if these are running in your local club this weekend?

Guess what? You don’t even need to be able to ride a bike to get into Spin; our Indoor Cycling bikes essentially come with built-in stabilisers, so you can’t possibly bite the floor!

Joking aside, spinning is a low impact, high intensity workout which is excellent for members of all abilities and fitness levels. YOU control how much you push yourself, how fast you cycle and how high you ramp up the resistance so you’ll never be out of your depth. If you feel you don’t not push yourself outside of your comfort zone then you’ve obviously never felt the awesome camaraderie and motivation of a Spin class in full swing…
It’s 100% impossible to get left behind by the rest of the class in the Spin Studio, or to end up feeling out of place. Can you push the pedals round? Yes? Then you’ve got what it takes!
Whether you’re brand new in the saddle or are already a Master of Spin – we need YOU. Sign up to take part in a Spinathon for Sports Relief at your local club and be a part of a fantastic cause.

If you’re still not convinced that Spinning is the best thing since sliced bread then read on to see how our members have been Spinning their way to some seriously amazing lifestyle changes.

How has spinning changed your life?

Daniel Monks who trains at Xercise4Less Bolton says that he does 4-5 spinning classes a week and is really noticing the fat melting away and sees his muscles grow with each class. 

Leigh Philp has been doing 3-4 spin classes a week for almost a year which has helped her lose weight and inches. She’s never joined a gym before coming to see us and is finding important ‘me time’ to get what she wants.

Susan Helders tells us that spinning has made her feel a lot fitter and that she’s made some great friends along the way!

Send us your story!

Have you got the spin bug biting you? Let us know how spinning classes have improved your health by emailing your story to: mysuccess@xercise4less.co.uk so we can feature you as one of our success stories!

[2016] Feb – OnYerBike Charity Spinathon

Fundraising update (04/03/2016): We raised 14K together!

Thank you to each and everyone of you who took part and donated in our National Spinathon last Saturday! We raised around £14k for Brain Tumour Research Well done!!!

On Yer Bike charity Spinathon - Xercise4Less Nationwide
OnyerBike National SPinathon campaign for Brain Tumour Research

Charity Spinathon at all Xercise4Less Gyms Nationwide

In support of Television doctor Dawn Harper’s national campaign for the Charity Brain Tumour Research we’re hoping to raise thousands of pounds for the cause. We’re hosting a 12 hours spinathon across all of our clubs where teams of six will ride non-stop for the duration

To take part in the event, which takes places on February 27th across all gyms, contact Carol Robertson on 07817 878407 or email carol@braintumourresearch.org. You can always have a chat with one of our receptionists on the day to find out how else you can get involved!

Support the cause HERE

Fundraisers take to indoor cycling to spin their way to fundraising success for Brain Tumour Research Charity

[2015] Children in Need – Xercise4Less raises £3000

Xercise4Less raised nearly 3000 pounds for Children in Need 2015

Hats off to all the staff over at Xercise4Less Liverpool Belle Valle who raised a modest £508.00 towards the cause and also a shout of for the creativity that Xercise4Less Sunderland showed in such little time contributing £203.00 in under 24 hrs – well done all!

Children in Need 2015 – Be a Hero

Stick a dotty pair of Y fronts on your heads and colour yourselves yellow because it’s Children in Need! This year we really want everyone to get involved. Touch a few hearts and change a few lives by dressing to impress in your favourite super hero outfit!

We’re serving up back to back classes from 9.30 to 2.30 in the afternoon across all of our clubs and the best part is that if you turn up dressed as your favourite childhood hero we’ll donate £2 per member to Children in Need!

Staff will also be raising awareness and walking round with donation buckets but if you’re jumping around and hadn’t planned on having any change in your pocket, then you can always give your contribution towards the cause here online: bbc.co.uk/pudsey

Not only is it Children in Need – it is also Friday the 13th – which makes us wonder just how colourful, bizarre and fun this day will be!  

Related Articles:

[2016] Sport Relief fundraising 18th-22nd March

How’s your mileage?

We jumped the gun on this to give away a years membership to raise funds for Sport Relief. Entry was £2 minimum (but we do get all twinkly eyed when we see the generosity of our members – something about the heart in our brand you might say?) All you have to do is run, row, cycle, lunge, hop or if you’re utterly insane…squat the distance of a sports relief mile. 

  • Win a Free Years Membership or FitBit
  • Bring a Friend for just *£2!!! (All Weekend 18th – 22nd March 2016) 
  • OR gym in FANCY DRESS! It’s minimum *£2 per entry to the fancy dress competition. Best dressed wins a free years gym membership worth £150.00

(*All proceeds go towards Sport Relief)

We gave away a FREE years membership!

Members were encouraged to use anything from a spin bike to a seated rower or if they really liked..maybe try lunging for a mile with Kettlebells in the studio? All they had to do was one mile. “However you do it is completely up to you!” We wanted to see how many marathons we could complete together?

Get involved and help give back to the community for a good cause.

Everyone who donates will be entered into the draw and the winner will get either a FitBit or a free years membership here at Xercise4Less! So don’t forget to bring your gym buddy! You might be able to get 2 memberships out us!

2nd chance entry!

For another minimum £2 donation you can enter our fancy dress competition. The best dressed entry will win the same prizes mentioned above. 

Spin a mile?

Spinning doesn’t require you to have any real rhythm. If you like the class atmosphere but have two left feet when it comes to Zumba moves or aerobics steps then Spinning is a truly brilliant choice. Why not go and see if these are running in your local club this weekend?

Guess what? You don’t even need to be able to ride a bike to get into Spin; our Indoor Cycling bikes essentially come with built-in stabilisers, so you can’t possibly bite the floor!

Joking aside, spinning is a low impact, high intensity workout which is excellent for members of all abilities and fitness levels. YOU control how much you push yourself, how fast you cycle and how high you ramp up the resistance so you’ll never be out of your depth. If you feel you don’t not push yourself outside of your comfort zone then you’ve obviously never felt the awesome camaraderie and motivation of a Spin class in full swing…
It’s 100% impossible to get left behind by the rest of the class in the Spin Studio, or to end up feeling out of place. Can you push the pedals round? Yes? Then you’ve got what it takes!
Whether you’re brand new in the saddle or are already a Master of Spin – we need YOU. Sign up to take part in a Spinathon for Sports Relief at your local club and be a part of a fantastic cause.

If you’re still not convinced that Spinning is the best thing since sliced bread then read on to see how our members have been Spinning their way to some seriously amazing lifestyle changes.

How has spinning changed your life?

Daniel Monks who trains at Xercise4Less Bolton says that he does 4-5 spinning classes a week and is really noticing the fat melting away and sees his muscles grow with each class. 

Leigh Philp has been doing 3-4 spin classes a week for almost a year which has helped her lose weight and inches. She’s never joined a gym before coming to see us and is finding important ‘me time’ to get what she wants.

Susan Helders tells us that spinning has made her feel a lot fitter and that she’s made some great friends along the way!

Send us your story!

Have you got the spin bug biting you? Let us know how spinning classes have improved your health by emailing your story to: mysuccess@xercise4less.co.uk so we can feature you as one of our success stories!

Charity Fundraising

Xercise4Less has become more involved in charity events and things going on in the local community.

2013: Leeds Children’s Hospital at the opening of our Leeds Gym

For our first charity event of 2013, our Leeds club was pleased to host the St Gemma’s Hospice Charity Zumbathon at the end of February. They are still totting up the funds raised however it is looking to be over £15,000 in aid of the Hospice. With over 170 people packed into our Fitness Studio, it was a great event and fantastic to see so many people getting behind St Gemma’s Hospice.

2013-zumbathon

2012: The British Heart Foundation and Leeds Children’s Hospital

For our opening event in February 2012 at our new gym in Leeds, we invited along The British Heart Foundation and Leeds Children’s Hospital to attend. This resulted in a combined event increasing the awareness and profile of both causes, and raising money for the respective charities. By having clubs in different parts of the North of England, they each play a crucial part in the local community where they are based. Therefore we find it to be very important to establish strong relationships with all of our neighbours, and see where we can help out. Further down the line, we are looking to create opportunities where our employees can get involved in any local community

Great people doing great things for charity

In Support of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

In July 2012 we welcomed military veteran Simon Buckden, who used the gym treadmills to run a full marathon to raise awareness for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Help for Heroes. Simon, who is a member of our Leeds gym, completed the distance, which was his 49th marathon in just 3hrs and 55mins, setting a fantastic athletic example to all. We work actively with Simon as he continues to undertake an incredible feat of running 100 marathons in 100 weeks.

Simon Buckden raises awareness about post traumatic stress syndrome

St Gemma’s Hospice The Midnight Walk

In May 2012, at our Leeds gym we hosted The Midnight Walk, where over 800 women took part, all in aid for St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds. Everyone started arriving from 8.00pm giving them two hours to be entertained by a local children’s break dancing group, drummers, a magician, and to sort out their fancy dress for the walk. Everyone took part in either a 7 or 10 mile walk which commenced at 10pm with a number of walkers completing their walk in just over two hours, where they were given a medal and refreshments on their return. It was a fantastic event to get involved in and a pleasure to host.

Sport Relief 2012

For Sport Relief 2012, at each of our clubs we held a Zumbathon over the Sport Relief weekend which was a huge success and we raised over £700! Thank you to everyone who got involved and supported us, and thank you to the instructors who took gave their time to help!

Sport Relief 2012

Xercise4Less raised nearly £3000 for Children in Need 2015

Hats off to all the staff over at Xercise4Less Liverpool Belle Valle who raised a modest £508.00 towards the cause and also a shout of for the creativity that Xercise4Less Sunderland showed in such little time contributing £203.00 in under 24 hrs – well done all!

Children in Need 2015 – Be a Hero

Stick a dotty pair of Y fronts on your heads and colour yourselves yellow because it’s Children in Need! This year we really want everyone to get involved. Touch a few hearts and change a few lives by dressing to impress in your favourite super hero outfit!

We’re serving up back to back classes from 9.30 to 2.30 in the afternoon across all of our clubs and the best part is that if you turn up dressed as your favourite childhood hero we’ll donate £2 per member to Children in Need!

Staff will also be raising awareness and walking round with donation buckets but if you’re jumping around and hadn’t planned on having any change in your pocket, then you can always give your contribution towards the cause here online: bbc.co.uk/pudsey

Not only is it Children in Need – it is also Friday the 13th – which makes us wonder just how colourful, bizarre and fun this day will be!  

Related Articles: